Address: 1-11-11 Tenjin, Chuo Ward,
Tenjin Core is undoubtedly one of the coolest places for the fashion-conscious in Fukuoka – especially those with eyes for a unique piece. Not only is there a broad range of prices, but an incredible range of styles; you could be a gothic Lolita on Mondays, hippie on Tuesdays, punk for a Wednesday, 80s throwback on Thursdays, and high-end class on Fridays. The complex really has something for anyone, at all extremes – there’s a huge selection of women’s clothes and accessories.
Shops: 123 shops, 11 restaurants
Size: 10 floors + roof / 3 to 4 hours to complete
Target age(s): Under 30
Ginren Card: Available at some shops
Duty Free: Not available
☆ Mokubakan (B1)
A huge cosmetics shop which can be found on B1, which stocks face masks, creams, body scrubs, and much more! Most are Japanese brands, so if you want to buy local cosmetics, head here.
☆ Angelic Pretty (4F)
Angelic Pretty is best shop in Tenjin Core to buy Japanese-style Lolita dresses. They have a great selection of them, so it’s well worth a browse if you’re into this style. They are on the expensive side, however.
☆ Thank You Mart (6F)
Here, everything costs ¥390 (plus tax). The shop’s name comes from the Japanese words for 3 (san) and 9 (kyu). When combined they make ‘sankyu’, hence the name “Thank You Mart”. Although it’s on the small side and rather untidy, it’s nonetheless great fun to delve into their collection. You’ll find an array of accessories, including hats and glasses, and some clothes , and it’s a great place to source some cheap, quirky gifts! Note that for tall girls who might find it difficult to find shorts that fit elsewhere in the city, you can find second hand shorts here in sizes 26~36.
Daily Cream (B1)
If you’re craving an ice cream after intense hours of shopping, here’s the perfect place to have a break!
• Baby facilities : baby cars are available, plus baby changing rooms on each floor
How to enjoy? If you don’t want to be lost in the crowds but only have time at the weekends, we’d recommend visiting Tenjin Core in the morning. Exploring the complex fully and seeking out unique items will take around three hours.
For Men: The 8F has a fantastic range of both second-hand and new men’s clothes, with some more “conventional” items on the 5F. ABC Mart has some men’s accessories and shoes, and there’s a bookstore on floors B1 and B2 if you exhaust these options.
For Tourists: Tourists interested in Japanese fashion will find like Tenjin Core as you can buy “Lolita style” dresses and flashy shoes that are hard to find elsewhere. In summer, it’s worth checking out the reasonably priced yukata on the 7F (cheap, but not the best quality), as well as the Japanese cosmetics in the basement.
What’s nearby? The closest shopping center is Tenjin Vivre. You can access through almost every floor in Tenjin Core and circulate freely between the two buildings.
Public transportation: Tenjin Subway – Exit 5
Parking: Not available
Address: 1-11-11 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City
Open: B2 to 6F and 8F open from 10am to 8pm / 7F open from 11am to 10:30pm / roof open from 11am to 5pm
Official website link: http://www.tenjincore.com/
Originally written for Fukuoka Now June 2012.
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 2012.