in April 1999, Hakata Riverain is Fukuoka's most sophisticated
multi-function complex to date. Its light-filled modern buildings
comprise a clever selection of fine shops, dining, culture,
offices and a luxury hotel. Outside, elegant European-style
boulevards sweep to the banks of the adjacent Naka River and
the nearby charming Kawabata area. Once the commercial center
of Fukuoka's old town, Hakata, this area has undergone a renaissance
lately with a spate of public art projects and new shop openings.
of Hakata Riverain's prime attractions is Eeny Meeny Miny Mo.
Over 70 shops representing the world's finest designer names
make this seven-floor shopping arcade a literal shopper's paradise.
On the top floor of Eeny Meeny Miny Mo is Garden Chef, a restaurant
complex that offers dining options ranging from European Bistro
to Sushi and Indian cuisine. Adjacent to these restaurants is
the lush greenery of Atrium Garden, an enormous aviary-like
space that is a delight in any season and a popular venue for
regular free concerts.
Hakata Riverain has no shortage of cultural content. On the
complex's upper floors is Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, the world's
first full-scale museum to specialize in modern and contemporary
Asian art. Frequent exhibitions are held of works from the museum's
impressive collection, and of works loaned from top collections
the world over. Other activities including art workshops, lectures,
film screenings, performances, collaborations with local artists
and so on make the museum as enjoyable as it is educational.
jewel in Hakata Riverain's crown is the 1,500-capacity Hakata-Za
Theater, its sleek exterior accented simply with two giant Japanese
lanterns. Hakata-Za blends the ultra-modern with the traditional,
boasting the latest sound and lighting, a revolving stage, traditional
orchestra pit and the all-important Hanamichi, or elevated wooden
walkway for Kabuki performances. Concerts and musicals are also
held here regularly. Each spring, all eyes turn to Hakata-Za
as the country's top Kabuki actors make their grand entrance
from an elaborate canal boat procession along the Naka River.
world class shops to the pleasant vistas of Water Front Plaza
and Atrium Garden, dining and cultural facilities, and the luxurious
elegance of Hotel Okura Fukuoka... it's all here at Hakata Riverain.
Located a short walk or ride from all major shopping and transport
cores in Fukuoka, Hakata Riverain is the perfect inner city
Enjoy yourself in the heart of Fukuoka at Hakata Riverain.
||3-1 Simokawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
||Located immediately above
the Nakasu Kawabata Subway Station, four stops from Fukuoka
International Airport, two stops from Hakata Station, and
just one stop from Tenjin (Fukuoka) Station.
||Convenient parking is available
24 hours/day beneath the complex. Capacity 950 vehicles.