Canal City Mall

Canal City Mall

Our flight from Busan to Fukuoka was only 45 minuts; we landed around 2pm. Took the Fukuoka airport shuttle to Hakata Station. From there we walked to our Airbnb, had a little rest and headed out around 6pm for our first look around Fukuoka, Japan!

I saw on Google Maps (life saver!) that Canal City Mall was nearby, so we walked there and checked it out on our first night. Click the link below to see more of this beautiful mall!

Quick links:

How to get to Canal City Mall?

Store hours:
SHOPS -10am to 9pm
RESTAURANTS – 11am to 11pm

Address: 1-2, Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0018

By foot (what we did):

Canal City Mall
Photo c/o https://canalcity.co.jp/english/access

By Train:

1) From Hakata Station/Fukuoka Station
– Get off at Gion Station Exit 5
– 7 minutes walk to Canal City

2) From JR Hakata Station Hakataguchi
– Go straight on Hakata Ekimae-dori (street between Nishi-Nippon City Bank and The Bank of Fukuoka)

Opened back in 1996, Canal City Mall – from it’s name, there is a 180-meter-long “canal” crosses the center of it.

Canal City Mall

As soon as I walked into the mall, I was greeted with a huge Muji sign so I went straight there! Haha. There is a Muji in the Philippines but it’s cheaper to buy here. I didn’t buy much, just a few pens. I love them!

What to do at Canal City Mall?

Of course, shop and dine! But other things you can do here are:

  • Watch the Fountain Show
  • See a Stage Event
  • Check out the Street Stands
  • Look at the Seasonal Decorations
  • Get a Portrait Painting
  • View some Public Art

Also, yes – there are tax-free shops and non-exemption shops! More info here

Fountain Show

Canal City Mall
Love the architecture here at Canal City. I love Malls with open spaces!

From 10 am to 10 pm at the Sun Plaza on B1 floor, you can watch the dancing water along the music, fountain shows. They usually run every hour 🙂

Also, at night you can see the “Canal Aqua Panorama” which is the largest entertainment show in Japan that uses 3D projection mapping projected on the facility wall and glass surface along with the water screen.

For the show schedules click here.

WOW!!!

It’s easy to convert to PH peso, since you just divide by 2!
Current exchange rate is (as of Feb. 9, 2019) PHP 1 = JPY 2.10

Some of the food stalls we saw at Canal City Mall. We didn’t get to try any bento boxes because the lines were always so long and they were almost always sold out! Must’ve been really good!

I loved hanging out here at Canal City Mall! Such a different experience from the other malls that I’ve been to so far. I really enjoyed the water fountain show! Have you been here before? Or have you watch a water fountain show before? Let me know in the comments section below!

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18 Comments

  1. Oh wow, this place looks like so much fun! I visited Japan a few years ago and would love to go back. It was honestly, one of the best trips I’ve ever taken. And now I’m obsessed with matcha! I’ll be sure to make a stop here, if I ever go back.

  2. Canal city mall sounds like it is full of things to do. The canal fountain show looks really beautiful. That tempura shrimp hairclip is the kind of thing I would buy as a unique souvenir! Great overview of the mall.

  3. Canal city mall sounds awesome! There’s so much to do here. I’m not much of a fan of malls – I’m from South Africa and we have them everywhere there lol! But this sounds interesting

  4. This mall looks so beautiful and big in size. There are so many fun things to see and do in this mall. I like the fountains and food shops menu.

  5. I’ve been to Japan a few times but never made it to Fukuoka. I’ve seen that mall fountain on Instagram before it truly looks amazing, and so does the rest of the place. I love those kinds of mall full of fun activities!

  6. What a fantastic mall. The water fountain show is quite captivating. The little soaps are very tempting. Looks like a great mall where you can hang out for several hours.

  7. The Canal City Mall is lovely and fun with lots of cool things to do. I would love to see the fountain show, Canal Aqua Panorama. Can spend a lot of time there.

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