Fukuoka Shopping is fun. If we had more time, I would have hit a few stores but since that wasn’t the main purpose of this trip. The main shopping centers were Canal City and Tenjin. Well, mostly Tenjin. 😛 We just had to buy whatever we like when we pass through a place. We did alot 2 hours of shopping at Don Quijote on our last night in Fukuoka to get our beloved Japanese stash but other than that, we just bought what we could find. We didn’t have the time to go back to a place. Shopping in Fukuoka is fun. It’s not as crowded as Tokyo stores where a lot of things are always out of stock. We noticed that prices has gone a bit up since the last time we were there in 2015 judging from the price of a pack of Kitkat. Haha. I’ll show you some of the things I got.
FOOD I BOUGHT IN FUKUOKA
We start off with ramen. We went into a Supermarket in Tenjin via the Tenjin Chikagai or the underground shopping complex, it’s a fancy one. I think it’s the Fukuoka Mitsukoshi. Anyway, this was the only place we saw specialty instant ramen for sale. They had quite a few selection. We know that Shin Shin is the best since it’s one of the best ramen places in Fukuoka which we didn’t get to visit. We asked the sales person and she was very hesitant to give a recommendation. I think she was very polite not to give preferential treatment to any brand. We got a few variations just in case. 😛 The only other place I saw these is at the Ramen Stadium and they only had one. Shin Shin was the most expensive but it serves 3. The red one is for one person only and I think it’s about 250 pesos.
We passed by this store and I’m sorry I forgot the name. This was also in Tenjin Underground Shopping complex but I know they are popular because I saw a couple more branches of it around Fukuoka. I got some as gifts and other for personal use. They had a lot of foreign products too. I got a few things from this store. They were even selling dried mangoes.
At Family Mart, I got a packet of beef jerky. I hope that it’s good. I also got a packet of Tengu from Don Quijote. At Family Mart, we also hoarded the chocolate sponges snack (not pictured) for 50 pesos a bag. They were really good. They are a lot like the Oishi sponge we have here.
DON QUIJOTE HAUL
At Don Quijote, we spent quite a bit. Haha. I got a couple of Perfect Whip. I saw a Korean woman who had one basket of these. They were about 300 pesos each which is a really good price. The face mask was recommended by my cousin. They bought a lot of these. I think there is a packet that’s good for a month. I only got the one week worth which is 7 masks sine I wanted to try it first. It is relatively cheap. I also got some Shu Eumura eyelash curler which were very inexpensive. I also bought some eyebrow pens.
SMALL THINGS I BOUGHT IN OTHER SHOPS
At the Atago Shrine, we bought Daruma dolls. Supposedly, you are to draw one eye and then set a goal that you can achieve within a year. I got my red one fulfilled. 🙂 I got that last year. We only saw red ones at Sensoji Temple in Tokyo so we had to google what the other colors meant. White is for relationships, Yellow is for wealth and Purple is for success. There were also other colors like Green for health, Black for pushing away bad spirits and Pink for love.
We also passed through a 100 yen store and I got this coasters. One design only had 3 pieces left so I just got 2 different designs. They look really nice and well made.
I spotted a shirt in Uniqlo that I really liked but decided not to get it because we were hungry and I wanted to eat. That same shirt wasn’t at the Uniqlo store near our Airbnb so I kinda regret not getting that one. I also bought a portable weighing scale at Yodabashi Shopping center with my leftover yen on our last day. I really like it and I’m sure it will be of great use in the future.
Shopping in Fukuoka was a really enjoyable experience for me. It was stress free and you had time to go and see things. 🙂