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Special Report! Yodobashi Camera


Yodobashi Camera
6-12 Hakataekichuogai, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City

Description:
With stores throughout Japan but established in Tokyo, this is where Yodobashi’s largest store has remained, but Hakata’s Yodobashi Camera is one of the biggest electronic retailers in Fukuoka. Three floors are dedicated to enormous selections of electronic appliances, whilst the others have the shopping mall staples, like restaurants and clothes stores, if you’re not keen on electronic gadgets.

There’s ample parking space (from the fifth to eleventh floors!) and from the upper basement to the third floor you’ll find the homeware, telephone and computer departments. Other stores in Yodobashi Camera sell toys, DVDs, CDs, video games, figurines, bicycles and musical instruments – there’s something for everyone here!

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Shops: 12 shops, 7 restaurants
Size: 11 floors
Target age(s): All
Ginren Card: Available
Duty Free: Available

Anchor shops:
☆ ABC MART (3F)
☆ Village Vanguard (4F)
☆ Taito Station (4F)

Special Shops and departments :
☆ Village Vanguard (4F)
This is a popular store in Japan that sells a range of weird but wonderful and strange but surreal things! They have some imported goods, quirky backpacks, cool glasses and hats. It’s great for gifts, too, and has some interesting CDs and books.

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☆ Flava Premium (4F)
Catering to various styles, these hats aren’t cheap but they have a distinctive style and are of great quality.

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☆ Houseware department (2F)
If you are new in Japan you will find everything you need for your new place-
washing machines, food mixers, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners…

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☆ Bike/Camera/Watch department (1F)
There’s a range of branded watches and bags, plus cameras and other professional photography equipment as well as a bicycle range.

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☆ Gu (Floor 3)
Perfect for those who don’t want to spend a huge amount of money on clothes, and pretty useful for tourists or those travelling around who aren’t looking to splash out.

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Special Eats:
☆ Hamburgsteak California (Floor 4)
If you’re feeling a touch homesick, then enjoying a steak and soaking up the relaxed American ambience may sort you out! There’s wide selection of delicious dishes at reasonable prices.

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☆ Honjin (4F)
Honjin is a udon restaurant on the fourth floor where you can enjoy these staple Japanese noodles cold or hot depending on your mood. Great prices too.

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Special Services:
• ATM (1F)
• General Information (1F)
• Beauty and relaxation corner (4F).
• Parking tickets: 1 hour/¥1000 purchases
• Watch repair corner (1F)

How to enjoy?
We recommend at least two hours to tour Yodobashi Camera, with its vast and almost overwhelming abundance of electronics and accessories. You can stroll through and see what’s new or choose what you need, and then head up to the fourth floor to the Taito Station for some fun and Purikura, or stop for some lunch.

For Children: There are many reasons why kids will enjoy Yodobashi Camera – the third floor has all kinds of toys, plush toys , video games and manga, and there’s a Taito Station on the fourth floor.

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For Men: There’s a men’s grooming corner on the first floor as well as a watch department. The third floor hosts suits and casual clothes, and an ABC Mart store for cool, trendy and affordable shoes in many sizes.

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For Women: There’s a beauty and care corner on on the first floor, plus a massage shop on the fourth floor if you’re feeling tired, but for shopaholics there are some clothes shops too!

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For Tourists: Tourists will, of course, love the camera department on the first floor but also the 100yen shop on the fourth floor for inexpensive souvenirs and knick-knacks to take home. Next door is the thoroughly unique Village Vanguard store, which has a touch of a “joke shop” vibe, with many imported items and even more bizarre and quirky things- it’s worth stopping by if it’s just for a browse and a giggle. They also stock a wide range of suitcases on this floor.

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What’s nearby? Hakata JR station, Richmond Hotel

Access
Public transportation: Subway, JR ,bus to Hakata Station
Parking: Available 8:00~24:00


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Address: 6-12 Hakataekichuogai, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0012, Japan
Tel.: 092-471-1010
Open: B1~3F : 9:30~22:00
4F: 10:00~22:00
Official website link: http://www.yodobashi.com
Floor Map: http://www.yodobashi-hakata.com/information/information_floor.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.

Category
Hakata
Published: Jul 16, 2013 / Last Updated: Apr 1, 2016

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