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Where the cool kids hang out in Fukuoka for drinking and vintage shopping.

If you’re looking for a place to drink with Western vibes and a hip young crowd, look no further than Fukuoka’s Daimyo neighborhood. Nestled in the heart of southern Fukuoka Prefecture’s capital city of the same name, Daimyo’s stylish streets are perfect for young travelers.

Funky Shop in Daimyo, Fukuoka

Photo by: sheene The shops in Daimyo are funky and full of character.

Visitors to this city on Japan’s southernmost island of Kyushu usually flock to Fukuoka for its famed nighttime food stalls, extra-creamy ramen, and friendly locals. Daimyo just adds to Fukuoka’s reputation as a chill and laid back locale with its abundance of swanky cafes, vintage shops, and bars.

Street art in Daimyo Fukuoka

Photo by: sayuri_ptit_lis Fukuoka’s artistic neighborhood.

Often likened to Tokyo’s Shimokitazawa, the streets of Daimyo are lined with contemporary shops and diners touting American sized burgers and beer—that means they’re huge.

Where to drink in Daimyo

Photo by: Randiah Camille Green Baldy Diner brings a slice of California in Fukuoka.

The posters of Beyonce, Tupac, and Run DMC plastered on the walls of Baldy Diner (Map) flaunt Fukuoka’s love for the American hip-hop scene.

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One glance at this joint’s menu and decor will have you wondering if you’re still in Japan or somehow got transported to California.

Chow down on greasy burgers, “All-American Sandwiches,” and a half yard of towering ale.

Prefer a British pub instead? Head to British Pub Morris Red Fox (Map) or British Pub Morris Black Sheep (Map) for a pint. Both have reasonably-priced drinks, flat-screen TVs showing sports games, and English-speaking staff.

Morris Black Sheep British Pub in Daimyo Fukuoka.

Photo by: Morris Pub They have Guinness on tap!

Interestingly, they’re only a minutes’ walk down the street from each other. If the vibe isn’t right at one, just pop on over to the other!

Daimyo isn’t all about huge beers and fat burgers though—a lot of the neighborhood’s charm lies in its classy vintage boutiques.

Vintage hunting in Daimyo

Vintage shop in Daimyo, Fukuoka

Photo by: dailyfifty Are you hysterically glamorous?

A stroll down Daimyo’s tightly packed streets will lead you from one vintage shop to another. Rummaging through the clothing racks at each one will have you either laughing at the silly t-shirts, or mesmerized at the collection curated by the shop owners.

Everything from Christian antiques to denim vests and leather cowboy boots straight from the wild wild west can be found here. We once found a t-shirt with the late ‘90s Taco Bell chihuahua mascot on it—talk about a throwback!

If you’re into scouring vintage shops for unique and quirky finds, you’re going to love this neighborhood. Make sure you have lots of cash though, as buying vintage in Japan isn’t cheap.


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How To Get There


Japan, 〒810-0041 Fukuoka, Chūō-ku, Daimyō, 2-chōme−6−20 大名第三

By train

From Fukuoka Kuko Station take the Kuko line to either Tenjin or Akasaka Station. Many shops are clustered around this area. Tenjin has more department stores and international brand name shops while the ones around Akasaka Station are more local.

Where To Stay

The Ritz-Carlton Fukuoka
  • 2-6-50 Daimyo, Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, 810-0041 Japan
  • ¥141,680 - ¥508,530
  • 0.1 km
Nishitetsu Grand Hotel
  • 2-6-60 Kabushikigaishiya Nishitetsugurandohoteru, Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, 810-8587 Japan
  • ¥14,700 - ¥120,000
  • 4.39/5 (4,611 reviews)
  • 0.2 km
Plaza Hotel Tenjin
  • 1-9-63 Daimyo, Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, 810-0041 Japan
  • ¥4,860 - ¥45,675
  • 3.95/5 (2,416 reviews)
  • 0.2 km
The OneFive Fukuoka Tenjin
  • 2-8-12 Daimyo, Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, 810-0041 Japan
  • ¥8,550 - ¥27,720
  • 4.24/5 (2,089 reviews)
  • 0.2 km
Richmond Hotel Tenjin Nishidori
  • Tenjin, Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, 810-0001 Japan
  • ¥14,500 - ¥35,000
  • 0.2 km

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