Daimyo, Fukuoka's Hip District 大名
"The place to be"
Located near the Tenjin district, Daimyo is the trendy district of Fukuoka from the shops of big brands to small thrift shops , cafe, bars, restaurants, nightclubs ... Everything is there!
The Daimyo district is in the heart of Fukuoka, behind the great commercial artery Nishi Dori - became the most expensive avenue of the island of Kyushu. Daimyo is the ideal place to spend a nice evening or afternoon at the tables of the many bars and restaurants.
Daimyo in detail...
The neighborhood streets are borrowed each day by a crowd of pedestrians on the lookout for bargains.
Daimyo tends to be a cheap alternative to compete with department stores of Tenjin, gigantic commercial locomotives Mitsukoshi, Iwataya, Daimaru, Parco etc.
Daimyo also - and especially - positioned as the development epicenter of a subculture. The concert halls, bars, shops and other vintage attract increasing numbers of young people every year.
Daimyo in Numbers
A study from the Nishi Nippon Bank, has discovered that this young clientele can spend up to 40,000 yen per day (almost € 300) in the Daimyo district.
For the Nishi Nippon newspaper, shopping is the number one magnet with 40% of visitors to the area, then follow with 20.2% of weddings celebrations, 17.6% for cultural and sporting events, 4.2% for business.
The area in the image of the city has resisted the economic crisis of the 1990s and is a sign of good health Fukuoka
Originally, the Daimyo district was one of shitamachi (lower town) Castle Fukuoka. Consequently, its streets were built and structured according to classical architectural uses a shitamachi: a square area, offering a hodgepodge of narrow streets crossings (to try to deceive potential enemy attacks).
A walk in the neighborhood of east to west will take you to the gates of the garden Maizuru and Fukuoka castle ruins, then to Ohori Park.