Eeny Meeny Miny Mo is found in Fukuoka’s Hakata ward, mostly comprising of high-end stores. It’s perfect for brand shopping and picking up more unusual pieces, plus unique places to buy omiyage (souvenirs) made in Japan, such as tea sets, uchiwa (Japanese fans) and kimono. On the fifth floor you will find a vast atrium cafe, which houses a beer garden in summer, and there’s also restaurants on the fifth and sixth floors. Eeny Meeny Miny Mo has a relaxed and elegant atmosphere and the staff are caring and respectable. There’s also an Asian Art Museum on the seventh floor for those completely disinterested in shopping! [NOTE (2013-06-12) The second floor is undergoing renewal and currently not open for access]
Shops: 48 shops, 12 restaurants
Size: 7 floors
Target age(s): 30+
Ginren Card: Available
Duty Free: Selected stores only
☆ Hakata Japan (1F)
☆ Diesel (1F)
☆ Minamiaso Tea House (1F)
A beautiful tea shop, with a variety of flavours, traditional tea sets and other tea-making utensils.
☆ Astrophytum (B1)
Astrophytum by Pavel is a Japanese brand of necklaces. Every piece is unique – great for gifts or if you want something exclusively you!
☆ IDC Otsuka (International Design Center) (3F&4F)
A two-floor furniture store stocking Japanese and Western-style items made from a special kind of wood, with a range of antiques on the fourth floor.
☆ Premier Marché (B2)
High-quality homeware is found here, with a corner reserved exclusively for gifts where you can pick something up for someone special.
☆ Hakata Japan (1F)
This shop has a great reputation for its special fabrics used not just for their wide range of kimonos, Hakata obi and kimono accessories, but also for wallets and purses, shoes and some jewelry pieces. Occasionally there are events held in-store too.
☆ British Pub Morris’ Hippo (Floor 1)
Morris’Hippo is a chain of well-known British pubs here in Fukuoka, where you can enjoy an imported beer or cider in front of a soccer (or football!) game and try their famous fish and chips for a taste of the UK.
☆ Pizzeria Nao(1F)
You can either grab a comfortable spot at the bar or relax on the terrace and admire the river in this Italian restaurant. It has a generous selection of pizzas and pastas.
☆ Caffe Otto (5F)
This is a grand atrium cafe on the fifth floor which is a great place to relax and enjoy the view or perhaps stop to read a book.
☆ Brooklyn Parlor (1F)
This cafe serves great hamburgers – a great lunchtime spot. The decor is quite unusual, though charming and in its distinctive style. You can also pick up a book from their library to read whilst you eat.
• Information Counter (1 Floor)
• 2 hours free parking per ¥10 000 spent in-store
• Bicycle parking
How to enjoy?
eeny meeny miny mo isn’t an enormous store, but if you want a relaxed visit, spending a few hours in a cafe or restaurant, we’d recommend a lunchtime visit with some time for a cafe and browsing in the afternoon. In the summer you can stop by the beer garden in the evening.
For Children: Unfortunately this department store doesn’t target children, so there’s very little on offer for your child.
For Men: There are a few shops for men, but all exclusive brands – Diesel, Adolfo Domiguez and Equal to name a few.
For Women: There’s a recently-opened hair salon on the first floor which includes a nail bar – why not treat yourself after a browse in the high-quality stores in eeny meeny miny mo?
For Tourists: Tourists will love being able to see the variety of stylish kimonos and the accessories to accompany them. A range of gifts can be found in the tea shop or various household items that make great presents.
Extra! Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (7/8F)
This museum opened in 1999, aiming to promote interactions between Japan and different Asian cultures. The exclusive collection of Asian modern and contemporary art on display is as rich in diversity as it is in color. There’s also a gift shop with many art-related goods that would make a great souvenir.
What’s nearby? Hotel Okura Fukuoka
Public transportation:Kawabata bus stop, Subway Nakasukawabata exit 1 or 3
Parking: Available, bicycle parking also
Hakata Riverain Eenny meeny miny mo
Address: 3-1 Shimokawabatamachi, Hakata Ward,
Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture,
Floors B1 to floor 2: 10:30~19:30
Floors 3 and 4: 10:30~19:00
Floors 5 and 6: 11:00~23:00
Brooklyn parade: 10:00~23:00
British Parlor: 10:30~2:00
Official website link: http://www.em3.jp
Floor map: http://www.em3.jp/floorguide/b2f/index.html
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.