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Kawabata Shopping Arcade

Nakasu-Kawabata Area

Hakata’s oldest shopping street has about 130 shops lining a 400-meter long arcade. This is the standard Hakata walking course, featuring gift shops selling traditional Hakata ningyo dolls and other items, shops specialized in Yamakasa goods, stores that offer products from the Genkai-nada sea, and ramen shops. On Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and other days when special events are held, you can enjoy tasty Kawabata zenzai (redbean soup with mochi) at the arcade’s event space. Get there early, because they sell out by 5:00pm!

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