Fukuoka Tenjin, the center of Fukuoka. It is known as the biggest city in western Japan. There are many department stores and commercial buildings in front of Tenjin station, and many people visit regardless of age and sex. Fukuoka Tenjin can be said to be such a big city, but there is a huge section where you can enjoy nature and history in the immediate side.
This block, which was renovated around Fukuoka castle ruins, is divided into Ohori Park based on huge moats and Maizuru Park surrounding Fukuoka castle and surrounding areas.
Ohori Park is known as a park where you can see the beautiful scenery of a huge moat. Maizuru Park located next to it is known as the area full of Fukuoka’s history including Fukuoka Castle Ruins. In addition, Maizuru Park has a square surrounded by nature called the vast “West Plaza”, which is a perfect spot for picnics and walks.
Long ago, Fukuoka castle was called another name “Maizuru Castle” (Castle of Flying Bird) because the view from Hakata Bay was in the shape of a bird flying over the sky. This is the origin of the name of Maizuru Park.
In Maizuru Park, you can enjoy many flowers from spring to summer. Plums bloom from February to March, and about 1000 cherry blossoms bloom in late March and early April. It is a cherry-blossom viewing spot in the center of Fukuoka alongside West Plaza in the north of Maizuru Park.
Between late spring and early summer, Peony, Azalea, Satsuki etc are beautifully blooming. By the time the rainy season approaches, irises, water lilies, hydrangeas will be at their best. When the rainy season has come, lotuses will bloom, and so on.
Maizuru Park is located about 8 minutes on foot from “Ohori Park” subway station. You can enjoy a huge park in Fukuoka with a neighboring Ohori Park. Also, Fukuoka City Museum of Art and Fukuoka Castle are included in this Maizuru Park, so you can play all day.
At Maizuru Park, you can enjoy nature and history as a big city oasis. You will be able to fully enjoy Fukuoka’s pleasures with Tenjin and Hakata, such as the numerous historical remains of Fukuoka castle, huge nature plazas, and more sports facilities.
Hakata and Tenjin are one of the biggest metropolitan areas in Japan, but there are also historical spots left at the same time. Maizuru Park is the perfect sightseeing spot to enjoy such nature and culture.
Maizuru Koen Park is a park centered around Fukuoka castle in Chuo-ku, Fukuoka city. It is adjacent to the eastern part of “Ohori Park” in the center of Fukuoka city, and it is a place for citizens to relax. In this neighborhood, based on “Maizuru Castle Ruins Future Plan”, a maintenance plan is set up that makes the area a historic park. Cherry blossoms such as Someiyoshino, Shidarezakura and Yamazakura are planted in Fukuoka main castle ruins. In “Botan Shakuyaku En” (Peony Garden) you can see the appearance of a rare “Usuzumi Zakura” (light-ink cherry blossom) old tree. It will be crowded with many people enjoying the cherry blossoms from the end of March to the time early in April every year.
Maizuru Koen Park is about 15 minutes on foot from Tenjin, the center of Fukuoka city. It is a beautiful park famous as a cherry blossom spot where you can fully enjoy the seasons of nature. Sports facilities such as athletic stadiums are maintained in the park, and Fukuoka City Art Museum etc. are adjacent.
Throughout the year, people returning to the museum gather and relax, the whole area is loved by many citizens as a place of peaceful relief of culture.
There are about 350 red and white plum orchard here, and it informs visitors of the arrival of spring. Brilliant red and white can be seen from a stone wall. There are many walking paths here and you can enjoy plums from various angles. This is a also nationally unique place which can overlook a plum from on a stone wall.
The culture that Japanese people enjoy plum blossoms boasts a long history. Plum is firmly engraved in the heart of the Japanese as a beauty that can be enjoyed before the cherry blossoms. There are plenty of places to see in Japan, but the beauty of plums that can be seen in castle ruins is exceptional.
|Name:||Maizuru Koen Park|
|Address:||Jonai 1 Fukuoka Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0043 Japan|
|Access:||Fukuoka Municipal Subway Kuko-sen Line “Akasaka-eki Station” (8 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 92-781-2153 (Maizuru Koen Park Management Office)|