Fukuoka City, the main transportation hub of Kyūshū, is best known for its Yatai stalls. But what many aren’t aware of is the city has a couple of great spots perfect for cherry blossom hunting. And the good news is some of them are just in the city center!
Fukuoka, the capital of Fukuoka Prefecture, is one of the best cities in Japan to experience unique Japanese culture and enjoy a wide range of recreational activities. The city also has abundant historical attractions and destinations with breathtaking scenery for you to discover!
North of Fukuoka’s city center, Shika Island (志賀島) is a great weekend getaway in Fukuoka. The island, which has a circumference of around 11 km, is one of the top destinations for the locals to enjoy nature, hot springs, and beach activities. To many Japanese, though, their stereotype of Shika Island is probably a historically
If you ask a local who lives in Hakata where they would take a leisurely stroll, they will probably tell you Ōhori Park (大濠公園). Since the park opened to the public in 1929, it has been the city’s oasis. But, during the cherry blossom season, many of the locals will definitely flock to Maizuru Park
If you are traveling away from Fukuoka’s city center, the Uminonakamichi Seaside Park (海の中道海浜公園) is another destination in Fukuoka City that has flowers blooming all year round. In fact, if you love taking photos in flower fields, Uminonakamichi Seaside Park is the best place to be in Fukuoka! In addition, the park has a 12
There are a couple of cherry blossom destinations in Fukuoka’s city center, but what about fall foliage in Fukuoka? The autumn foliage in the precinct of Momiji Hachimangū Shrine (紅葉八幡宮) in the city center makes its name worthy. From late November to early December each year, the maple trees (or Momiji in Japanese) from the
Just a 5-minute walk from Fukuoka City Subway’s Tenjin Station (天神駅), the Tenjin Central Park (天神中央公園) is a popular spot to adore the cherry blossoms in early spring. So when you visit Fukuoka in late March, take a stroll along the Naka River (那珂川) and experience a tunnel formed by 50 cherry trees! Being surrounded
With a height of 234 meters, Fukuoka Tower (福岡タワー) is Japan’s tallest tower on the beach shore. From the tower’s observation deck, you can get a panoramic view of Fukuoka City and Fukuoka Bay. While the observatory is somewhat small compared to other towers, such as the Tokyo Sky Tree, the daytime and nighttime view is still
Just a 30-minute drive from Hakata, Mt. Abura (油山) in Fukuoka is a great destination for those who enjoy nature and love to get up close to farm animals. Not only is there a 47-hector-wide farm that has around 400,000 visitors each year, but you can also hike through the mountain for stunning scenery and
The Washio Atago Shrine (鷲尾愛宕神社) in Fukuoka is known as one of Japan’s Three Great Atago Shrine. Located on the top of a 68-meter-tall hill, the shrine is famous for its incredible sunrises, cherry blossoms, and night views. Although there is a range of things that you can pray for at Atago Shrine, the most unique thing