1-4-1 Tenjin,Chuo Ward
Daimaru is a leading national department store with restaurants and cafés. There are two connected buildings, with the East Bldg. specializing in imported brands. Daimaru is the perfect spot for luxury shopping in Fukuoka. With its soft lighting, glossy flooring and diamond-like lustre, you’re sure to feel like royalty while browsing the sophisticated stores. Moreover, customers are highly respected and provided with refined service. Women’s wear, shoes, bags, jewelry, accessories, cosmetics and high-end goods are just some of the items available at Daimaru. You’ll also find men’s wear, interior and daily goods. No trip to Daimaru is complete without a browse of the gourmet basement floor, with fresh foods, groceries and sweets.
Shops: Various counters, 8 restaurants
Size: 8 floors (Note: 8F is currently closed 13/06/05)
Target age(s): Over 25
Ginren Card: Available
Duty Free: Available
☆ Sanrio Hello kitty
☆ Parasol Paradise (Main Building 1F)
Here you’ll find a delightful range of high-end umbrellas and sunshades. Customers will easily find an umbrella to suit your personal style. The high quality and sophistication of the umbrellas is mirrored in their price.
☆ Picone (Main Building 2F)
Life in color! If you are tired of wearing gloomy, dark colors, Picone will be a breath of fresh air. This Japanese brand creates wonderfully colorful casual clothes, socks and bags for women in their mid-thirties.
☆ Mezzo Piano (Main building 7F)
If you want to dress your girl like a sweet little doll, Mezzo Piano is the place! Cute dresses and shoes for young girls, made using high quality fabric and materials.
☆ Mimatsu (Main Building 7F)
Beautiful Japanese traditional kimonos and accessories. Although this store cannot be described as affordable, it’s the superior quality and beautiful prints that make the items worth the price. A quintessential Japanese shopping experience.
☆ Lupicia (East Building 5F)
Tea paradise! Tea lovers will be in bliss in this store, with more than 400 kinds of tea, mostly from Japan. You’ll find delicious and refreshing teas, as well as those which help you to relax or sleep. Next door is a Lupicia cafe, where you can enjoy tea after shopping.
Note: The B2F level of the Daimaru main building is home to the renowned “depachika” – or department basement level gourmet floor. Browse various counters with fresh foods, groceries and sweets. Restaurants can be found on the East Building’s fifth and sixth floors.
☆Mon Cher (B2)
This all-pink dessert counter sells incredibly cute cakes that will make girls weak at the knees! Gourmands and weary shoppers alike should taste the tasty desserts – we can assure you it will satisfy your appetite and won’t empty your wallet.
If you appreciate a good drop, this specialty wine shop is worth a visit. Price range is vast, and European imports feature heavily.
☆Arlecchino (East Building 5F)
This restaurant offers an extensive Italian menu, with a fashionable, upmarket atmosphere. It almost feels as if you can travel to Italy for a meal.
☆Minamoto Kitchoan (B2)
Minamoto Kitchoan is an extremely popular traditional sweet shop, with stores in 11 cities in 7 countries internationally (New York, London, Singapore, Taipei and Hong Kong). At the Daimaru branch, beautiful seasonal sweets are available. Sit at a bench and enjoy your sweets inside the shop with a tea.
• Travel Agency (8F Main Building)
• General Information (1F Main building)
• International Telephone (1F Main building)
• Baby Strollers (7F West building).
• Hand luggage can be checked in while shopping (1F Main Building)
How to enjoy ?
To thoroughly explore a mall as large as Daimaru, you’ll need at least two hours. Daimaru is extremely well organised and it’s easy to go between the East and West buildings without getting lost. If your budget doesn’t allow you to splash out on high-end goods, you can still enjoy the B2 floor food market’s quality fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and other Japanese foodstuff.
For Children: The seventh floor of the West building is dedicated to children, offering both clothing and toys. Little girls will be happy to see toys featuring Japan’s most famous cat in the Hello Kitty store, which is next door to a toy store that will marvel even the smallest shoppers.
For Men: Men interested in buying high-end goods will find what they’re looking for at Daimaru. Apparel for work or a special occasion is located on the fourth floor of the main building. For casual wear, imported labels like Ralph Lauren, Armani, and many more can be found on the fifth floor of the main building.
For Women: Quality imported cosmetics are located on the first and second floors of the West building, where the best international brand boutiques are also found. We also recommend checking the third floor, where you can find some beautiful lingerie.
For Tourists: If you are looking for a well-crafted souvenir of Japan for somebody special, head straight to the sixth floor of the main building. Choose from chopsticks, kimono, tea utensils, and other items from internationally recognized Japanese brands.
Chuo Ward Police Station, Mitsukoshi Department Store.
Public transportation: Tenjin Subway Station (East Exit 9), Bus
Address: 1-4-1 Tenjin,Chuo Ward,Fukuoka City,Fukuoka Prefecture,
Restaurants 11:00~22:00 (5F and 6F floor of the East building/Elgala)
Official website link: http://www.daimaru.co.jp/fukuoka/
Originally written for Fukuoka Now June 2013.
NOTE: The information presented here was gathered and summarized by Fukuoka Now staff. While we have done our best to check for accuracy there is a possible of error and facility details may change. If you notice any errors or changes please contact us. This report was originally written in June of 2013.