First LaLaport in Kyushu to Open on Former Site of Fukuoka City Fruit and Vegetable Market
Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport FUKUOKA Chosen as Name
- KidZania and Toy Museum Will Also Make their Kyushu Debuts! -

July 13, 2021
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.
Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd.

Tokyo, Japan, July 13, 2021 – Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. (Kyuden), and Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd. (Nishitetsu) have chosen Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport FUKUOKA as the name of the retail facility on the former site of a fruit and vegetable market in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City.

Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport is a regional-type retail facility project being developed by Mitsui Fudosan both domestically and overseas. This facility, which will be the first in Kyushu, is scheduled to open in spring 2022.

KidZania, a facility where children roleplay to experience careers and society, and Toy Museum, Japan’s largest facility for learning and multigenerational exchange through interaction with wood, will also make their Kyushu debuts along with LaLaport FUKUOKA. Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport will help provide high-quality education while striving to be a facility that customers from a wide variety of age groups can enjoy through things like shopping and entertainment.

Bird’s-eye view of LaLaport FUKUOKA

About LaLaport FUKUOKA

For this facility, Hakata Nakaroku Kaihatsu Special Purpose Company, jointly established by Mitsui Fudosan, Kyuden and Nishitetsu, acquired the former site of the Fukuoka City fruit and vegetable market and is moving forward with the project.

In addition to being adjacent to the main road of Chikushi-dori, there are plans for a bus terminal to be newly established within the facility. The site is also incredibly convenient for public transport, located 9 minutes on foot from Takeshita Station on the JR Kagoshima Main Line. In addition to being close to Fukuoka Airport and Hakata Station, which are wide-area hubs for transportation from both within and outside Japan, efforts are being made for even greater access with newly established bus routes from all directions that are currently in planning.

Spaces overflowing with activity will be created to serve as community centers, including a multifaceted park (plaza) where many different types of people will gather, and contribute to fascinating neighborhood creation as a new hub in Fukuoka City. Information such as detailed plans for the park and installations will be announced in the future.

LaLaport FUKUOKA Exterior concept

LaLaport FUKUOKA Plaza concept

LaLaport FUKUOKA Building concept

What is Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport?

Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport is a regional-type retail facility project being developed by Mitsui Fudosan that brings together facilities for fashion, food and entertainment, etc. and offers plenty of enjoyment aside from shopping. Mitsui Fudosan is working on creating facilities that will become centers of neighborhood creation as the nuclei of local communities.

As of now, Mitsui Fudosan has developed 16 facilities within Japan, beginning with Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport TOKYO-BAY (Funabashi, Chiba), which opened in 1981. The company opened Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport SHANGHAI JINQIAO, the first overseas location, in April 2021, and is currently moving forward with developments in Kuala Lumpur and Taiwan as well.

LaLaport FUKUOKA, which marks the first LaLaport in Kyushu, will be the 17th facility in Japan.

Plan Overview

Developer Hakata Nakaroku Kaihatsu Special Purpose Company
Location 351 Naka 6-chome, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi (former site of the Fukuoka City fruit and vegetable market)
Site area Approx. 932,100 ft2 (approx. 86,600 m2)
Structure Store building: Steel frame construction, 5 floors above ground, 1 floor below ground
Multi-story parking decks: Steel frame construction, 7 floors above ground, 2 buildings, etc.
Total floor area Approx. 2,221,700 ft2 (approx. 206,400 m2)
* Includes multi-story parking decks
Number of parking spaces Approx. 3,050
Access 9 minutes on foot from Takeshita Station on the JR Kagoshima Main Line
Schedule Start of construction: November 2020
End of construction and opening: Spring 2022 (planned)
Design company Takenaka Corporation
Construction companies Store building: Joint construction group formed by Takenaka Corporation, Nankai Tatsumura Construction Co., Ltd., Nishitetsu Construction Co., Ltd., Kobayashi Kensetsu Co., Ltd. and Sakashita Kensetsu Co., Ltd.

Multi-story parking decks: Daiwa Lease Co., Ltd.
Landscape: STGK Inc.
Interior: TANSEISHA Co., Ltd.

Map and site layout

Map of the surrounding area

Close-up view


* The initiatives covered in this press release are contributing to four of the UN’s SDGs.

Goal 4 Quality Education
Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 17 Partnerships for the Goals