Canal City Hakata

Canal City Hakata © Iry

What is Canal City Hakata

Canal City Hakata is a shopping and commercial district which opened in 1996.  It includes shopping malls, cinemas, theaters, hotels, and office buildings.  The colorfully decorated buildings are separated into 5 zones and through the middle of the district runs a canal.

The concept of Canal City Hakata is "urban theater".  Water fountain shows, stage shows and other entertainment provide for a fun outside of shopping.  Seasonal decorations and displays such as holiday season decorations and Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival decorations, are a feast for the eyes.

Find Nearly Anything - Variety of Shops and Restaurants

Canal City Hakata has a wide variety of shops from men's, women's, children's clothing, handbags, shoes, accessories, household items, character goods, to local souvenirs.

Restaurants range from fast food to full-service, and include ethnic foods, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, izakaya (Japanese-style tavern), cafes, and many other establishments.  Additionally, ramen noodle shops representing each area of Kyushu can be found, as well as takoyaki (Octopus dumpling), yakisoba (Fried noodles), curry, omelet rice and other B-Kyu gourmet foods (Comfort foods).  Restaurant operating hours are 11:00AM to 11:00PM, some exceptions apply.

Entertainment and other services that can’t be missed

From movie complexes, traditional storytelling, musicals and other stage shows, to arcades, Canal City Hakata also offers rich entertainment.  Nail and hair salons, massage therapists and chiropractic offices are also in Canal City Hakata, where visitors can relax after shopping.

There are great deals available; "Wednesday Ladies Day Service" discounts, "Big Combo" discount which includes a movie and a meal, and various freebies if you show your movie ticket or movie stub from that day.  Some shops and restaurants offer discounts to foreign visitors for showing their passport, please be sure to check out all of the deals available.


Canal City Hakata can be accessed by train, bus or car. 

By train:  Hakata Station on the JR Sanyo Shinkansen (Bullet train).  Nakasukawabata Station or Gion Station on he Kuko Subway Line.  7 to 10 minute walk from the Tenjiminami Station on the Nanakuma Subway Line.

By bus: From Hakata Station, take the Nishitetsu Bus to the Canal City Hakata-mae stop (100 yen per person).  On weekends and holidays, there is a direct bus from Hakata Station to Canal City Hakata (17 times a day, 100 yen per person).

By car:  Take the Kyushu Expressway to the "Dazaifu IC" interchange, then proceed to the Chiyo Ramp exit on the Toshi Kosoku expressway (Urban expressway).  From the "Fukuoka IC" interchange, take the Gofukumachi Ramp exit.

Canal City Hakata has a parking garage with 1300 spaces.  The cost is 200 yen per 30 minutes.  If you spend more than 2500 yen at one store, there is a 1 hour validation for parking.

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Description: Canal City Hakata

Sights Canal City Hakata (キャナルシティ博多)
Address Fukuoka, Fukuoka-shi, Hakata-ku, Sumiyoshi 1-2
Phone / Fax Phone: 092-282-2525
Duration 3Hour(s)
Business Hours Monday:10:00-21:00
Closed dates 7 days open
Admission Fee Free admission
Corresponding Language English Korean
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Canal City Hakata