“Ohori Park”, one of Fukuoka’s premier tourist attractions, is one of the most famous water parks in Japan. The total area of Ohori Park, located in the middle of Fukuoka city, is about 398,000 square meters. It is also known as an oasis in the city and also as a venue for fireworks festival, making it a place for many citizens to relax.
Four bridges on a huge pond connect the middle island and “Ukimido”, and in 2017 light up of the middle island was also started. In the pond there are about 2 kilometers of tourist roads, facilities such as wild bird forest, children’s playground, boat house etc. are installed. There are also Noh theaters and Japanese gardens on the premises, so you can do various ways of enjoying.
“Ohori Park Japanese Garden” is a garden opened in 1984 to commemorate the 50 years of opening of Ohori Park. It is a kaiyushiki style garden (circuit style garden) which was based on the traditional garden technique of the Japanese garden and was fabricated with modernity. In the site of 12,000 square meters, black pine, oak and Kusunoki, Kaede, Asebian, etc. are planted, and you can enjoy the different seasons such as summer dark green and autumn leaves. Especially in the early summer landscape that Satsuki and azalea are in full bloom there is a reputation.
At “Ohori Park Noh Theater” you can enjoy Japanese traditional arts. The building area is 2,478 square meters, with a total audience seating capacity of 590 seats and a stage of 5.64 meters square, various performances including Noh and Kyogen are performed.
Many trees are planted in Ohori Park, and you can touch rich nature throughout the year. You can learn about plants because tags with tree names are attached to trunks. In the surroundings of the “wild bird forest” there are lush greens and camphor trees, and you can enjoy singing birds in rich greenery.
Ohori Park, an urban oasis surrounded by rich nature. In the Japanese garden or Noh theaters where you can enjoy Japanese culture, and you can enjoy boating at vast pond. Let’s refresh your body and mind with Ohori Park. When going on a trip to Fukuoka prefecture, why do not you visit Ohori Park?
The Hakata area and the Tenjin area are two major center cities in Fukuoka prefecture. Hakata is the most famous sightseeing spot in Fukuoka as a place where the big city and the historic spot blend. On the other hand, the Tenjin area can be said to be a young spot where many department stores and commercial facilities gather. It is such a big city of Fukuoka, but there is a place of relaxation where you can spend relaxing time in a place that is a little far away.
Ohori Park is located only two stations away from Tenjin area, which can go in 4 minutes, and it is the place for citizens to relax. This beautiful park, which has the huge pond and the boat house, once functioned as the outer moat of the Fukuoka castle.
Now, it is used by many people as a place of relaxation around the Fukuoka castle. In addition, there are not only Fukuoka castle but also Fukuoka City Museum of Art, Gokoku-jinja Shrine (shrine honoring war dead), and the Japanese style garden in the surrounding area. You can enjoy them as the sightseeing spot full of nature and culture.
The Ukimi-do Hall extending from the island in the park’s pond was originally in Fukuoka City Zoo. The vermillion vivid building is now the spot symbolizing the Ohori Park.
As already mentioned, Ohori Park, once playing the role of the outer moat of Fukuoka castle, is now the park utilizing its huge remnant pond. The area around the pond is about 2 kilometers in length and many people use cycling and jogging. There are small islands dotted in the center of this pond, and you can cross the entire pond across the bridge connecting these islands.
|Address:||Ohorikoen 1-2 Fukuoka Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0051 Japan|
|Access:||Fukuoka City Subway Kuko-sen Line “Ohori Koen-eki Station” (7 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 92-741-2004 (Ohori Park Management Office)|