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Tenjin Underground Mall (Tenjin City)

Head underground for a heavenly shopping experience modeled off of old Europe.

By Elizabeth Sok

One part consumer’s paradise and one part homage to an idealized European town, Tenjin Underground has plenty to offer shoppers and art lovers alike.

Located underneath the bustling Tenjin area which already houses several large department stores, including Daimaru, Mitsukoshi, Iwataya and Parco, Tenjin Underground includes shops of all kinds on either side of two main passageways measuring almost six hundred meters in length.

A Shopper’s Paradise


Photo by: WikiCommons/そらみみ Explore the different shops for one-of-a-kind souvenirs to bring back home.

Whether you’re looking for something for yourself or friends and family back home, you’ll have lots to peruse as you make your way down one corridor and back up the other. For fashion lovers, Tenjin Underground has international brands, such as Jill by Jill Stuart and Birkenstock, as well as Japanese retailers, including Ropé Picnic and Natural Beauty Basic. If you’re looking for wallets, bags and hats, shops selling accessories like Samatha Thavasa and Porter are in abundance down here. Eager to add a little something to your home? Pop into Natural Kitchen to find a plethora of garden-inspired goods from coasters to jewelry organizers. Finally, when you need a bite to eat, grab a seat at Apetito Cafe or Precious Moments Coffee to give the feet a rest, or pick up an apple pie at Ringo and mini tart at Bake Cheese Tart for small treats on the go.

Tenchika Museum

Photo by: Elizabeth Sok Keep an eye out for several stained-glass works of art custom crafted in Milan, Italy

Designed with nineteenth-century Western Europe in mind, Tenjin Underground has several architectural features that resonate from the past to the present. Art and architecture lovers should check out this official map by Tenjin Underground and enjoy the finer details the space offers. On your walk, keep an eye out for several stained-glass works of art custom crafted in Milan, Italy. These masterpieces will make your shopping experience feel more like a museum trip than a place to break out the wallet.

In addition to the artwork, the designers of Tenjin Underground added several architectural and interior designs to bolster the feeling that you’ve traveled through time. One bathroom, for example, reflects the world of a female British novelist with books stacked high and framed photographs of literary themes decorating the walls, while another is modeled after a small luxurious house nestled in the Aegean Sea.

Things To Know


 Tenjin Underground is open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

How To Get There


By train

Take the Airport Line and get off at Tenjin station or hop on the Nanakuma Line and get off at Tenjin Minami station. 

By bus

From the Hakata Station Bus Terminal, take a bus heading in the direction of Tenjin and get off at Tenjin Minami, Nishitetsu Bus Terminal Mae, Solaria Plaza, or Tenjin Kita bus stops. From any of these stops, follow the signs for a Tenjin Underground entrance.

Where To Stay

Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Fukuoka
  • 2-2-43 Tenjin, Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, 810-0001 Japan
  • ¥31,500 - ¥193,400
  • 4.12/5 (2,637 reviews)
  • 0.2 km
Nishitetsu Inn Fukuoka
  • 1-16-1 Tenjin, Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, 810-0001 Japan
  • ¥9,025 - ¥53,800
  • 3.74/5 (1,897 reviews)
  • 0.3 km
Comfort Inn Fukuoka Tenjin
  • 1-2-1 Tenjin, Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, 810-0001 Japan
  • ¥9,000 - ¥48,300
  • 0.3 km
Hotel Oriental Express Fukuoka Tenjin
  • 3-3-14 Tenjin, Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, 810-0001 Japan
  • ¥10,980 - ¥63,720
  • 3.81/5 (272 reviews)
  • 0.4 km
Hotel Grandolce Hakata
  • 12-18 Nishinakasu, Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, 810-0002 Japan
  • ¥10,000 - ¥112,500
  • 4.26/5 (269 reviews)
  • 0.4 km

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