Place famous for cherry blossoms Spots in Fukuoka Area

  • Sugi no Baba Street
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    Fukuoka Pref. Asakurashi Akidukinotori
    A road in Asakura City, Fukuoka Prefecture. Known as the ''Little Kyoto of Fukuoka,'' this former castle town area is surrounded by mountains and pure streams. Extending out from the Akizuki Castle Ruins, the road is lined with some 200 cherry trees on either side which form a gorgeous 500-meter-long tunnel of blossoms in spring, making the area a top cherry blossom viewing destination. The Akizuki Spring Festival is also held here in April. At night, the area is lit up with electric lights, giving visitors the chance to enjoy a magical landscape quite different from that of the daytime.

    This street used to be the Main Street in Akizuki, which leads to Akizuki castle. Once Samurais walked on this road. Now it is a very pleasant promenade for tourists, especially in spring when cherry...

  • Amagi Park
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    Fukuoka Pref. Asakurashi Bodaiji 79
    Known to locals as ''Maruyama Park,'' facilities include a fountain and floating pier as well as a playground and large grass lawn children can play on. Also a renowned cherry blossom destination, in spring Yoshino cherries bloom in profusion around the central Maruyama Pond, attracting a great many visitors come to enjoy the flowers.
  • Nanrinji Temple
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    Fukuoka Asakura Miyano 86
    A temple in the Miyano district, Asakura City. The temple was founded in 806 CE by the monk Saicho, founder of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism. The temple's principle object of worship, a seated statue of the Yakushi Nyorai Buddha, is said to have been carved by Saicho and is a designated Important Cultural Property of Japan. From late March to early April the weeping cherry trees in front of the main hall come into bloom.
  • Taishojin Park
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    Fukuoka Iizuka-shi Rakuichi 1-14
    A park in Rakuichi, Iizuka City. The park covers Mt. Taishojinyama which is said to be where Minamoto no Michinaka assembled his forces when he was given the imperial order to suppress the rebellion of Fujiwara no Sumitomo in 941. The Taishojin Star Dome observatory is located on the peak of the mountain. The park is also a well-known location for sakura cherry blossom viewing being home to nearly 2500 Yoshino Cherry trees. While the trees are in bloom the park hosts the Taishojin Cherry Blossom Festival.
  • Showaike Park
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    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Kokuraminami-ku Kusami
    A park in Kusami, Kokuraminami Ward. The park was established on a plot next to a dam formed lake. The park is a well-known spot for cherry blossom viewing with nearly 1,200 Yoshino Cherry trees that bloom during the spring. The blooming trees seem to surround the lake and have gained the name Showaike no Senbonzakura (Countless Blossoms of Showaike).
  • Zenkaku Ishi Hachimangu Shrine and Banba Monogatari
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    Fukuoka Pref. Itoshimashi Nijoufukae 2143-1
  • Tanigawa Bairin
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    Fukuoka Yame-shi Tachibanamachi Tanigawa
  • Kusaba Kawa no Sakura Namiki
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    Fukuoka Asakura-gun Chikuzenmachi Hisamitsu
  • Hinatashinnosen Hon Sakura
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    Fukuoka Prefecture Yame Yabe Hinata God

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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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