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Park / Green Space Spots in Fukuoka Area

  • Maizuru Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Jounai
    Kuroda Nagamasa, the first feudal lord of the Fukuoka clan built this castle over a period seven years from 1601. 480,000 square meters marking the main castle grounds have been designated as a National Historic Site, and the area from the hon-maru to the san-no-maru is known as Maizuru Park, used as a place for relaxation by the locals. This is also a popular spot for hanami flower-viewing parties for cherry and lotus blossoms, and every year in the spring a cherry blossom festival is held where the castle walls and cherry blossoms are lit up at night; although the Otakayashiki site and Tamon turrets are normally closed at night, they are opened for this special time. Be sure to enjoy this collaboration of magical light, sound and cherry blossoms.
  • Ohori Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Ohorikouen 1-2
    When the feudal lord Kuroda Nagamasa built Fukuoka Castle, he used part of a cove on Hakata Bay to create the castle’s outer moat (a great moat, or “ohori” in Japanese). Thereafter, the area around the pond was turned into a garden and later opened to the public as the prefecturally operated Ohori Park in 1929. The park’s great pond is encircled by a two kilometer long path, making it perfect for strolls and jogging. There are also cafés and restaurants in the park, making it a popular location for locals to rest and relax.
  • Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
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    4.5
    483 Reviews
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihigashiku Saitozaki 18-25
    This is an expansive nationally-run park located in Fukuoka City. The premises are full of equipment for children to play on such as a roller slide and a giant trampoline, and it also features a dog run and cycling course. In the Dobutsu-no-Mori area visitors can interact with animals and even feed them, while at Hana-no-Oka and the flower garden visitors can enjoy flowers in all four seasons. In summertime, the Sunshine Pool with a water slide is popular, and there is also a place to enjoy barbecue, making this a public park visited by many people from Fukuoka and other prefectures throughout the year.

    We were in Fukuoka for the day during our cruise. Japanese friends met us and took us to this park. We rented bicycles so we could see most of this enormous park. The bicycles were in excellent...

  • ITOZU NO MORI Zoological Park
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    4.5
    76 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushikokurakitaku Kamitoudu 4-1-8
    This is a municipal zoo located in Kitakyushu City. Using the natural forests and environment in its 10-hectare space, 500 animals of 100 varieties live there. It is divided into different themed areas such as grasslands or Madagascar, and the petting area has a range of activities including horse riding and animal feeding. Within the zoo’ zone there are also play areas and lawns for families to sit and enjoy a bento lunch box.

    Very neat zoo. Located next to a park. So you can feel the green. The animals look happy too. Not too big so it wont be tiring with small kids. That fun park is just fun for kids. There are more to...

  • Tenjin Central Park
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    3.5
    106 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Tenjin 1
    Construction of this public park located in the center of Fukuoka began in 1986 and was completed in 1989. Forming a large forest together with Across Fukuoka, it is used as an oasis in the city by the people that come here to rest. The cherry blossom area that extends along the Yakuin Shinkawa River features 50 Somei-yoshino and Yama-zakura cherry trees, and this is a popular place for hanami cherry-blossom viewing parties as the trees form a tunnel of blossoms every year.

    It’s a square green park with trees around the edges with some shaded seating, when I was there in Early September late August looks like a lot of the grass was worn away at the edges, don’t make a...

  • Nokonoshima Island Park
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    4.0
    94 Reviews
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashinishiku Noko island
    It is around 10 minutes by ferry from Meinohama, Fukuoka City. A vast natural park situated in northern Nokonoshima. The highlight is being able to see swathes of flowers as the seasons change, including rape blossoms and sunflowers. The park is full of athletics and play facilities popular with children, who can casually enjoy playing ball or rope ski. The ceramics and ceramic decorating experiences are also popular. With jointly established shops and restaurants also available, one could certainly enjoy spending the whole day here.

    Fantastic wonderful island full of variety of flowers and very nice views. They have different flowers blooming for every month. We were there on November and the flowers in bloom were Cosmos...

  • Mekari Park
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushimojiku Moji
    This is a park situated within northern Kyushu’s “Setouchi National Park,” with close views of Honshu across the Kanmon Straits. It is popular with both adults and children, and there are saltwater pools inside as well as one the country’s largest frescos in Arita-ware porcelain: “Genji and Heike Dan-no-ura Battle Picture Scroll.” The large viewing platform offers an unbroken view of the Kanmon Straits. At night one can see the setting sun sinking into the Hibikinada Sea, the Kanmonkyo Bridge lit up, and a night view of the Mojiko Retro area.
  • Choon-no-taki Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Ukihashi Ukihamachimogawa 3184
    This public park has all the beauty of the changing seasons, from the new greens of spring to the reds of autumn. Summer is especially nice due to the cool breeze and pleasant sound of the three waterfalls of Cho-on-no-taki, Uogaeri-no-taki and Onobuchi-no-taki. In summer it is crowded with children who come to play in the season-limited running water pool and take part in the summer tradition of “somen nagashi” (flowing somen).
  • Takatanoseyama Park
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    5.0
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    Fukuoka Pref. Miyamashi Takatamachishimokusuda 480
    This park surrounded by the natural beauty of seasonal plants and trees is a popular park with families, thanks to facilities such as the local museum, campsites, mini golf and child-friendly large playground equipment. The most popular among these is the combination equipment with both a 100-meter and 80-meter-slide. Here one can enjoy a wonderful time surrounded by the beauty of nature.

    山の斜面には大規模な遊具やパットゴルフ場などがあり、お子様連れならピクニック感覚でお出かけ出来ます。 1日じゅうぶん楽しめますよ。

  • Suijo Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Nishinakasu 13
    "A park located in Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City. This public space, situated along Meiji-dori Avenue and sandwiched between the Naka and Yakuinshin rivers, serves as a meetup spot as well as a scenic viewpoint with a spectacular nightscape. The park has a natural grass lawn and wood deck from which visitors can enjoy a sea breeze; the ""Wind Prism,"" an art installation on the grounds, is designed to dazzle, scattering light in all directions. There are also a variety of dining establishments in the park where visitors can get food and drink."
  • Miyaura Sekitan Memorial Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Omutashi Nishimiyauramachi 132-8
    A park located in Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture. The park contains a preserved giant chimney used by the Miyaura Pit, which was opened in 1887. Miyaura Pit became the Miike Coal Mine's primary coal pit and produced some 40 million tons of coal. Registered as a National Tangible Cultural Property, the chimney is also mentioned in Tanko Bushi, a folk song about the mine. The park also contains exhibits displaying an excavation machine, a platform, and a train actually used to transport workers to and from the mine.
  • Reisen Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Kamikawabatamachi 7
    A public park located in an office district in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City. During the daytime, the park serves as a place for local office workers to relax and refresh themselves. At night, the park is filled with food stalls and bustles with locals and tourists alike. Events such as Oktoberfest are also regularly held here. It is a renowned destination for cherry blossom viewing in spring. In cherry blossom season, great throngs of people come here to enjoy the blooms.
  • Sanno Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Sannou 1-9
    A lush park filled with cherry trees and pines situated along the Mikasa River not far from Hakata Station. The park has a natural grass lawn and large playground for children to enjoy; the park is also often used by adults for running and physical fitness training. In the spring, the park bustles with families and others come to view the cherry blossoms.
  • Kurume Hyakunen Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Kurumeshi Hyakunenkouen 2432-1
    A park created to commemorate Kurume City's 100th anniversary. The park has a large grass lawn, event space, and azalea garden. When the flowers are in bloom, from April to May, the Kurume Azalea Festival is held in the park, attracting large numbers of visitors.
  • Kego Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Tenjin 2-2
    A park adjoining Kego Shrine behind Nishitetsu Fukuoka Station. Completely remodeled in 2012, the park was redesigned around the concept of combining beautiful scenery with crime prevention measures. Each year around Christmas, the park is lit up with some 300 thousand decorative lights.
  • Kasuga Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Kasugashi Haramachi 3-1-4
    A vast park filled with grass and trees where the whole family can enjoy sport, picnicking, and other activities. In addition to a grass lawn, the park has a baseball field and tennis courts, a children's hall and large fountain serving as a symbol of the facility, outdoor music hall, and more. Many people come to this spacious place to go jogging.
  • Green Park
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    4.5
    55 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushiwakamatsuku Takenami 1006
    A park designed around the concept of contact with water, plants, and animals. Park facilities include a tropical plant garden, rose garden, greenhouse, and kangaroo plaza. In summer, visitors can ride a water slide or row across a pond, and the park is frequented by families with children.

    We spent the day in the park and enjoyed our time in the butterfly museum as well as all the flowers and the kangaroos.

  • Shirouzu Oike Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Kasugashi Shimoshirouzu 209
    A public park situated along Prefectural Route 580. The park's Shirouzu Oike Pond is famously one of the three largest in Fukuoka. Facilities include a walking path around the pond, natural grass lawn, and playground. Many hydrangeas and Japanese maple's also grow on the grounds, providing visitors with seasonal scenery to enjoy.
  • Chikuhou Ryokuchi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Idukashi Niho 8-25
    A large park located in Iizuka City, Fukuoka Prefecture. The park boasts a pool, training room, exercise ground, and various other sports facilities, as well as leisure facilities such as an outdoor stage, natural grass lawn, and grass ski slope. Fun for children and adults, the park serves as a local gathering space.
  • Kayoicho Park
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukuoka Pref. Kasuyagunkasuyamachi Kayoichou 3-2-1
    A public park located in Kasuya Town, Kasuya County, Fukuoka Prefecture. Here visitors can enjoy sports, recreation, and leisure activities while coming in contact with beautiful seasonal scenery. The park has a baseball ground equipped for night games and a playground popular with children. This lush park is a great place for people of all ages to relax and refresh themselves.

    Kayoicho park is one of the famous spot for local and tourist to visit for cherry blossom. The park have a course around the lake, its perfect course for jogger to jog around.

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The most northerly of Kyushu island’s prefectures, Fukuoka comprises castle towns, seaside parks, and Hakata ramen, one of Japan’s most famous noodle dishes. Whether due to its good location or its unique charm, the prefecture’s capital, Fukuoka city, has been voted one of the most desirable places to live in the country—a close-knit community, a thriving food scene, and accessible nature combine for irresistibly laid-back city vibes.

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