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Although Iizuka is well equipped for shopping, many people head up to Nogata for the Aeon shopping center and the Bikkuri-ichi, a fantastic weekend market. To get there, take the train north to Nogata then the #13 bus from Nogata Bus Station, or drive north on Route 200 for about 15 minutes until you see Aeon on the right.

I-town in Iizuka has a range of shops including Best Denki (electronics) and a good supermarket with lots of fresh produce. Located right next to the Iizuka Bus Center 6-1 Yoshihara 10am—8pm daily 0948-25-5803

Jusco in Iizuka City is smaller than other branches within the prefecture but still has many stores and restaurants. Take the #3 bus from Iizuka Bus Center and get off at Edakuni Niku. 666-48 Edakuni. 10am-10pm daily • 0948-26-1717

Fukufukudo is a lovely little bakery specializing in croissants and sweet cakes. From Shin-Iizuka station go straight down the street opposite the station for two blocks until you see the yellow sign on the left. 10am-10pm daily. Tel 0948-23-8511.

Go-ryu This fantastic liquor store is the hub of the Iizuka wine society. A wide selection of wines from all over the world is hidden in the cool little cellar at the back. However, as is to be expected in a country lacking in good wine, it is expensive, with bottles ranging from ¥1000 to 10 or 20 times that. The owner enjoys speaking English. Find it on the street directly opposite Shin-Iizuka Station from the west exit • 11-3 Shin-Iizuka 8:40am—8:30pm, Mon—Sat 0948-22-1321

Ka-sansushi Try the amazing homemade maki-zushi (hence the ka-san which means mother) but get there early before everything is gone. To reach it, take a right coming out of the Iizuka Bus Center and go straight until you see the takoyaki stand on your right and you’ll see it next door • 1-1 Iizukashi Miyamachi, Matsuda biru (building), 1F 9:30am-6:30pm (earlier if sold out), Mon–Sat?0948-22-7831

Kayanomori has a strip on Route 201 towards Tagawa with several good restaurants and shops.

Tonbo is a small store where you can have your kimono or yukata hand-made. Just bring your own material. It can be found on the street directly opposite JR Shin-Iizuka Station from the west exit, past the Go-ryu liquor store on your right • Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Mon—Sat • 0948- 23-8020