The Tenjin Area is located in the heart of downtown Fukuoka City, the fashion and shopping capital of Kyushu Island. Filled with shops and restaurants, it is an worthy destination for local and visiting shoppers alike.
Recent developments in Fukuoka have led to a growth in commercial and retail offerings. The Tenjin Area has benefited from these developments and many shopping malls, restaurants and other facilities have opened in the neighborhood.
As with most downtown city areas, there are numerous things to do in this vibrant district. The ACROS Fukuoka is a sight not to be missed, a building with no less than 50,000 plants and trees across its stepping roof. The site is particularly good for a visit when the Fukuoka weather is warm. As a retail hotspot, there are plenty of places for shopaholics to explore, such as the 11-storey complex of Mitsukoshi Fukuoka, complete with a ‘food wonderland’ in the basement. One unique Fukuoka shopping experience is the Tenjin Chikagai, or Tenjin Underground Shopping Area. The area offers 150 shops along an underground walkway that connects various buildings on the surface. With parks and shrines, old buildings and new, no visit to Fukuoka would be complete without a visit to Tenjin.