Add These Stores to Your Fukuoka Itinerary If You Love Paper Goods

Don't forget to bring lots of shopping money.


If you get weak in the knees at the sight of stationery, postcards, journals, washi tape, and all kinds of writing materials, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve scoured the Fukuoka Prefecture to find all the best places to score paper goods. Some are easily accessible through malls and department stores, while some will require you to get lost for a bit. We promise you, it’ll be worth it.


Maruzen


This bookstore has two locations in Fukuoka, one in Tenjin and one in Hakata. We can confirm that both branches are chock-full of paper goods. From postcards (great for sending out before you leave Japan) to all kinds of fountain pens and colored markers, you’ll find yourself perusing each aisle only to end up with a basket filled to the brim.


Aisles upon aisles of paper goods.


Choose a postcard to send to family and friends—or keep one as a souvenir.


How about some washi tape?


Know a cat lover who would love this?


Maruzen Fukuoka is located at Junkudo 1-10-13 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka and is open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. It is a 2-minute walk from the Fukuoka City Subway Airport Line Tenjin Station. Maruzen Hakata is located at AMU Plaza Hakata City JR Hakata City, 8th floor, 1-1 Hakata Station, Hakata Station, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka and is open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 


Smith


This specialty goods store carries high quality paper goods from leather-bound journals to limited edition pieces. We even spotted some Marimekko clayware in-store. Expect to pay a premium as most of the brands offered in the store aren’t cheap. But they’re well worth the price especially if you are a collector.


It’s on the first floor of PARCO department store.


All the colored leather you can imagine!


Interested in some Marimekko home goods?


Pens and notebooks in all varieties.


Lots of knick-knacks to choose from.


Smith is located at 2-11-1 1F Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka and is open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Juliet’s Letters


Basically bringing back the romance to letter writing, this store located in the equally beautifully designed ACROS will make you want to send letters again. From the gorgeous stationery to the wide array of pens available (in all inks and sizes!), you’ll have a hard time leaving this shop empty-handed. There’s also a small selection of Traveler’s Notebooks available here in case you’re due for a restock.

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Step into stationery heaven.


Traveler’s Notebook refills in all sizes.


Lots of items on display in this quaint shop.


Pretty postcards you can hoard.


Juliet’s Letters is located at ACROS Fukuoka 1F 1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Hightide Store


This creative hub is definitely not your run-of-the-mill stationery shop. This unassuming store in Shirogane looks like a workshop with bare white walls and wooden tables. Scattered around the store are everyday office supplies like neon-colored clipboards and PVC pouches in all shapes and sizes, great for keeping your important documents safe and dry. You can even customize a notebook here. They encourage their customers to stay in the shop to inspire their creativity.


Blink and you might miss it.


Brightly-colored pens line the counter.


Multipurpose cases in different hues and sizes.


Stickers of all sorts for your planner or journal.


Protective sleeves for travel documents, perhaps?


The shop also has a limited menu for those who want to stay and play with their purchases.


They’ve got a seating area outside as well.


Hightide Store is located at 1-8-28 Shirogane, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka and is open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. except Wednesdays.


Think you’ll visit these stores soon? Happy shopping!


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