Maizuru Park

Park / Green Space
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.

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Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Jounai map map Map
[Management office]
[Apr.- Sep.] 9:00-19:00
[Oct.- Mar.] 9:00-18:00 (except 12/29-1/3)
open everyday
[Admission fee] Free
Parking Lot
※150yen per hour
Credit Card
Not available
Available (Available at the smoking area)
Not available
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Possible (read required)

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  • Plum Flowers blossom
    4.0 Reviewed : 2020.02.12
    I visited the Maizurukoen on 1 and 11 Feb 2020 respectively. The plum flowers reached 60% bloom on 1 Feb 2020. There were more pink plum flowers than white plum flowers. I went there again on 11...
  • Maizuru Park
    3.0 Reviewed : 2019.11.22
    Maizuru park is a bit small. We visit it on November so nothing much flowers to see but falling leaves. You must come on months of March, April or May to see Cherry blossoms, Wisteria and other...
  • Sakura festival
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.07.13
    Maizuru park, close to central Fukuoka, is full of cherry trees. Its great to visit during sakura season and soak up the festival atmosphere.

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