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Review of Canal City Hakata

Canal City Hakata
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Owner description: An artificial canal flows through this huge shopping mall which includes cinemas, an amusement center, restaurants, numerous shops and an urban theater featuring musical performances and Broadway shows.
Reviewed 29 November 2013

We had some time to kill before going to the airport so we stowed our suitcases in the Hakata train station lockers and hoofed it a mile to Canal City. The Mall is huge, 3-4 buildings that do not necessarily interconnect so make sure you use the interactive maps (in English) to see what stores and restaurants they offer. The middle of the mall has a huge fountain and light show set to the music from the Pirates of the Carribean and for five minutes it is definitely entertaining. We caught it from the 4th floor. The mall is partially outdoors so bring warm outerwear since in Nov it was cold. We had dinner at Umaya, a yakitori place on the 3rd floor and it was delicious!

Thank melobeam
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Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

Put on your walking shoes cause this mall is 5 floors huge! Nice water attraction in the middle, gives you an excuse to sit and rest your feet for a few minutes. Visit raumen stadium, lots of places to choose from.

Thank Tourist_from_808
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

In my opinion Canal City suffers from a bit of an identity crisis and seems a strange cross between a poor man's Disneyland & a big city mall. No doubt it will appeal to loads of people but personally the wife & I couldn't wait to get out of there & back into the little ally ways with quaint shops, eateries with real personality that draw people like me to Hakata and other Kyushu towns.

After escaping Canal City we crossed the road & disappeared into the laneways looking for an old fashioned Izakaya where we could enjoy a delicious meal, a cold drink, socialise with the locals and to really enjoy that 'Japan Experience'. We followed that up with visiting a clothing shop and getting some Jimbei (Japanese pyjamas), which were actually made in Kyushu.

Thank BillBlinky
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

It is another mall, but the ramen city upstairs is good for trying different types of ramen, makes it very convenient. I took the 100-yen Green bus from Hakata station, and it stopped right in front of the mall, so it was quite convenient. Even by taxi, it cost 500 yen to get back to Hakata station, so it is also affordable if you travel in a group.

The TV-screen display at the entrance of the mall was pretty interesting though.

Thank porcaq
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

If you are from Hawaii and like saimin, wait until you see this place. You might not eat anywhere else for a couple days! Get your Hakata Ramen with all the optional trimmings, and then try some of the others to taste the various differences.

Thank mkwisner
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