You can do various ways of enjoying yourself
“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 a venue for a 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, a middle island’s light-up was also started. There are about 2 kilometers of tourist roads in the pond, facilities such as wild bird forest, children’s playground, boathouse, etc. are installed. There are also Noh theaters and Japanese gardens on the premises, so you can do various ways of enjoying yourself.
“Ohori Park Japanese Garden” is a garden opened in 1984 to commemorate the 50 years of Ohori Park’s opening. It is a kaiyushiki style garden (circuit style garden) based on the traditional garden technique of the Japanese garden and was fabricated with modernity. At 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, you can enjoy boating at a vast pond. Let’s refresh your body and mind with Ohori Park. When going on a trip to Fukuoka prefecture, why do you not visit Ohori Park?
Charms and Highlights of Ohori Park
You can spend relaxing time
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 a young spot where many department stores and commercial facilities gather. It is such a big city in Fukuoka, but there is a place of relaxation where you can spend a relaxing time in a place that is a little far away.
Once functioned as the outer moat of the Fukuoka castle
Ohori Park is located only two stations away from the Tenjin area, which can go in 4 minutes, and it is the place for citizens to relax. This beautiful park, which has a huge pond and a boathouse, once functioned as the Fukuoka castle’s outer moat.
The sightseeing spot full of nature and culture
Now, it is used by many people as a place of relaxation around the Fukuoka castle. There are not only the Fukuoka castle but also the 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 a sightseeing spot full of nature and culture.
The spot symbolizing the Ohori Park
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.
You can cross the entire pond across the bridge
As already mentioned, Ohori Park, once playing the outer moat of Fukuoka castle, is now the park utilizing its huge remnant pond. The pond area 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.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|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)|