Special Report! Tenjin Vivre

Tenjin Vivre
1-11-1 Tenjin, Chuo Ward

Vivre is one of the most interesting malls in Tenjin, full of shops for teens to lower twenties. Young, stylish girls will certainly be satisfied with ample clothing and fashion accessory stores, including gothic & lolita shops. Meanwhile, it may surprise you that this shopping mall is also a haven for fashionable young men, with three floors entirely dedicated to male fashion. The range of stores at Vivre is broad- with a wide variety of clothing styles available from store to store, including hip hop and ethnic styles. Vivre also has a huge manga bookstore and a music shop where you can give various instruments a test-run!

Shops: 99 shops, 15 restaurants
Size: 10 floors
Target age(s): 16~25
Ginren Card: Available at some shops
Duty Free: Not available

Anchor shops:
☆ Hanjiro (7F)
☆ Subway (B1)
☆ Mcdonalds (B1)

Special Shops:
☆ Accessoria (B2F)
This mini but mighty chain-store stocks a great range of cute fashion accessories. You’ll find everything you need to jazz up an outfit– necklaces, hair clips, earrings, keyrings and more. What’s more, prices start at just ¥99!

☆ Coucou (B2F)
Everything at this wonderfully pink and girly store is just ¥315. Coucou is known all over Japan (and even in China!) for its selection of bright and kawaii homewares and beauty products at a consistent low price.

☆ Tenshindo (B1F)
This drugstore exclusively sells Chinese medicine, and is a great place to find alternative medicines and healing plants.

☆ Hanjiro (7F)
On the top floor of Vivre, you’ll step into the uniquely decorated Hanjiro and feel as if you’re travelling to the Arabian Nights! This clothing store has a huge selection of both new and vintage clothing- for young men and women. Make sure to stop by their fitting rooms for a unique experience!

Special Eats:
☆ Razzle Berry (B1F)
Razzle Berry specializes in a delicious and healthy dessert– frozen yoghurt! The store, which originated in Los Angeles, serves up a creative menu of flavors that will keep everyone happy. Note: the S size serving contains only 88 calories!

☆ Seattle’s Best Coffee (1F)
SBC is a great alternative to other famous brand-name coffee shops in Fukuoka. Not only will you find top quality coffee for a reasonable price, there’s also a range of ¥100 pastries, and fresh bagels all day long that can be adjusted to the customer’s request.
Tip: bring your wifi device and connect to SBC’s free wireless internet service while enjoying your coffee.

☆ Kineya (1F)
What better way to fuel up for shopping than with a big bowl of noodles? Even if you’re not hungry, stop by to watch the live noodle-making process.

Special Services:
Make sure to pick up a copy of the Floor Guide pamphlet when you arrive at Vivre. The guide is very detailed and provides a clear map for each floor to aid your exploration!

How to enjoy?
It’s possible to visit all of the stores in Vivre in about 2 hours. However, if you’re after an extended shopping experience, we recommend exploring Vivre and its next door neighbor Tenjin Core at the same time, as the two malls are connected on all floors except 7F. Vivre’s must-see is Hanjiro, as it offers great clothes for both men and women. Manga lovers should stop by the 6F, which sells not only books but a bunch of figurines too.

For Children: The 6F manga store is a big hit for kids– they can find editions of every famous manga series, plus weekly magazines, painting and drawing supplies and manga character figurines.

For Men: With three floors dedicated entirely to male fashions plus the menswear section at Hanjiro, Tenjin Vivre is a great shopping spot for the guys. You’ll find stylish Japanese clothing along with accessories like bags, belts, shoes, hats and caps.

For Women: The B2 level is the place to go for accessories and homewares, and you’ll find clothes, jewelry and shoes on 1F, 2F and 7F. If you’re looking for Japanese subculture clothing, go straight to the 8F which is full of gothic and lolita fashions to make your jaw drop!

For Tourists: For less traditional Japanese souvenirs, Vivre will supply you with everything from manga and figurines to lolita and cosplay costumes. These items represent modern subcultures in Japan and are sure to be unique reminders of your time in Japan.

What’s nearby? Tenjin Vivre connects to the similarly themed young fashion mall Tenjin Core, making it simple to navigate between the two malls.

Direct access from underground shopping mall Tenjin Chikagai and from Tenjin Core.
Public transportation: Tenjin Station subway and bus
Parking: Not available

Tenjin Vivre
Address: 1-11-1 Tenjin, Chuo Ward,
Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture,
810-0001, Japan
Tel.: 092-711-1021
Open: 10:00 – 20:30 (B1 is open until 21:00)
Official website link:

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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.

Published: Sep 19, 2012 / Last Updated: Apr 1, 2016

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