A Variety of Parks and Hands-On Content. A Base to Create Encounters and Interaction
Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport FUKUOKA
Grand Opening Monday, April 25, 2022
Altogether 222 Stores Opening, including 57 Opening in Kyushu for the First Time
February 24, 2022
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Kyushu Electric Power Company, Incorporated
Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd.
Tokyo, Japan, February 24, 2022 - Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, Kyushu Electric Power Company, Inc. (“Kyuden”) and Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd. (“Nishitetsu”) will hold the grand opening of Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport FUKUOKA (“LaLaport FUKUOKA”) on Monday, April 25, 2022 on the former site of the Fukuoka City Fruit and Vegetable Market, where the project has been carried out.
This facility, the first LaLaport to move into Kyushu, aims to contribute to attractive neighborhood creation as a new base in Fukuoka City by creating vibrant spaces throughout the entire facility, including various parks (plazas) to generate encounters. The facility will also communicate the attractions of sports and food that can only be done in a real space, proactively engage in high-quality education to enable anyone to be healthy and be an emotive facility where people of all ages can connect and interact.
The total number of stores opening will be 222, including 57 opening in Kyushu for the first time. This will be a collection of various stores and offerings for all the senses to enjoy to the fullest, including one of Kyushu’s largest food courts (approx. 1,450 seats), a restaurant zone, a food market, assorted retail stores including regional and Fukuoka products, and a hands-on entertainment facility that can be enjoyed by all ages. Located in an area with outstanding access to public transportation (9-minute walk from Takeshita Station on the JR Kagoshima Main Line), accessibility will be enhanced with the establishment of a new bus terminal in the facility and new bus routes from many directions, including Ohashi Station on the Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta Line.
Initiatives will also be undertaken to realize a sustainable society, including decarbonization, and cultivate a regional community base. To create a facility where customers can feel at ease, Mitsui Fudosan will contribute to Fukuoka’s efforts to be a city that responds to infectious diseases in such ways as using a contact-free order and payment system in the food court and ticketless parking lots, and strive to address measures for new lifestyles brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Facility Concept: Encounter × Experience Plaza - Becoming a Neighborhood of Interactions and Connections
Create vibrant spaces throughout the entire facility, including various parks (plazas). Realize a facility that shares emotions through interactions among people and connections, of course with shopping, but also with food, entertainment, sports, education and much more.
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< LaLaport FUKUOKA Features >
1. A Variety of Nine Parks (Plazas) Spread Across All Floors
A variety of nine parks (plazas) will be created, mainly in outdoor areas, to enable encountering new experiences and fully enjoying playing and relaxing. Comfortable plazas will be set up on all floors from 1F–5F for enjoyment by a wide range of generations, including Oval Park where various events can be held, Agri Park where people can experience farming, and the huge Sports Park.
2．Various Stores and Offerings, including Kyushu Firsts and Regional and Fukuoka Products
A rich lineup is arrayed, including first appearances in Kyushu and unveilings of new formats by stores loved in the region and Fukuoka.
- One of Kyushu’s largest food zones, Grand Dining (3F) and the food marche (1F)
Grand Dining, which combines a food court and restaurant zone boasting approximately 1,450 seats, and the food marche, which carries on the memory of the fruit and vegetable market, contain a wide range of dining establishments to experience the charms of food, including Michelin-starred restaurants
- Various retail stores, including regional and Fukuoka products
Communicates local culture through Unagino nedoko, HAKATAORI SANUI and baby or kids’ brands supporting child-raising generations
- A hands-on entertainment facility that can be enjoyed by all generations
GUNDAM PARK FUKUOKA, a multipurpose entertainment facility to enjoy the world of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM; Kyushu’s first TOHO Cinemas with the latest equipment; etc.
- Stores with fulfilling services to enrich lifestyles
Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS Honeys Dance Academy for Kids; English conversation classes; clinics open on weekends and holidays for internal medicine, pediatrics, orthopedics, dentistry, and ophthalmology; etc.
3. Initiatives to Realize a Sustainable Society
Initiatives will be undertaken to realize a sustainable society, including decarbonization, energy saving within the facility, on-site energy creation using solar panels, greening of power used in common areas accounting for approximately 30% of the facility (effectively using renewable energy) and reduction of CO2 emissions during construction by using existing buildings.
4. Regional Community Base Creation
Aim for regional community base creation in such ways as hosting events in collaboration with community groups from surrounding areas.
5. Initiatives to Enhance Convenience
Initiatives are being implemented to enhance convenience for customers and employees.
- Enhanced transport network (newly established bus terminals and bus routes, introduce bicycle sharing)
- Initiatives to support child-raising generations, introduction of OiTr, a service providing free sanitary pads
- Creating comfortable workplace environments (well-equipped employee lounges, matching job-seekers with stores looking for workers)
6. Responding to the New Normal
In addition to the wealth of outdoor parks, the facility strives to respond to new lifestyle norms resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, in such ways as a contact-free order and payment system in the food court, ticketless parking lots and measures complying with the Mitsui Fudosan 9BOX Infection Control Measure Standards to enable customers to spend their time at the facility with peace of mind.
7. Collaboration with the Mitsui Shopping Park Official Online Store &mall
An &mall DESK will be set up as a base to collect goods purchased online and to try on items within LaLaport in a collaboration with the Mitsui Shopping Park official online store &mall.
Mitsui Shopping Park Members Page Registration Campaign
|Hakata Nakaroku Kaihatsu Special Purpose Company
|6-23-1 Naka, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi and others
|Approx. 932,100 ft2 (approx. 86,600 m2)
|Steel frame construction, 5 floors above ground, 1 floor below ground
|Multistory parking decks
|Steel frame construction, 7 floors above ground, 2 buildings, etc.
|Total floor area
|Approx. 2,221,700 ft2 (approx. 206,500 m2) * Includes multistory parking decks
|Store floor space
|Approx. 786,800 ft2 (approx. 73,100 m2)
|Number of stores
|Number of parking spaces
|9 minutes on foot from Takeshita Station on the JR Kagoshima Main Line, direct bus from Ohashi Station on the Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta Line
|Stores and services: 10:00–21:00
Food court and restaurants: 11:00–22:00
|Joint construction group formed by Takenaka Corporation, Nankai Tatsumura Construction Co., Ltd., Nishitetsu Construction Co., Ltd.,
|parking decks Multistory
|Kobayashi Kensetsu Co., Ltd. and Sakashita Kensetsu Co., Ltd. Daiwa Lease Co., Ltd.
|TANSEISHA Co., Ltd.
|Operation and management
|Mitsui Fudosan Retail Management Co., Ltd.
|Teaser site (in Japanese)
Reference: Past news releases
Map and site layout
Map of the surrounding area