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- Kanhizakura（寒緋桜）are almost in bloom!
- Nishi Park is also the best spot for viewing the city!
- A nature area loved by the local people of Fukuoka
Kanhizakura（寒緋桜）are almost in bloom!
Nishi Park is the most popular spot for viewing cherry blossoms by the local people in Fukuoka.
Visitors can enjoy Kanhizakura(寒緋桜) and Youkouzakura(陽光桜) from the end of January.
You can also enjoy watching the colorful birds!
Nishi Park is also the best spot for viewing the city!
You will see many varieties of cherry blossoms such as Someiyoshino(染井吉野) and Yamazakura(山桜) in Cherry Blossom Valley.
You can also enjoy panoramic views of Fukuoka city, Hakata Bay(博多湾), and Shikanoshima Island(志賀島) from the Central, East, and West Scenic Plazas.
Various food stalls are also in operation in the walkway from the central entrance to the Terumo Shrine during the cherry-blossom season.
If you visit Terumo Shrine, please go to the top of the hill in the park and pay your respects at the Terumo Shrine. You’ll be able to hear the sounds of a crane when you give a small offering in the offering box!
Many people eat and drink with family, friends, and coworkers under the fully bloomed cherry blossoms in the park.
You can also see illuminated cherry blossoms at night in Nishi Park.
I recommend that you see it, because it’s fantastic and very beautiful.
For more information of illuminated cherry blossom, please check the Nishi Park web site.
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A nature area loved by the local people of Fukuoka
The park is a good place for viewing plants of all seasons.
You can enjoy wisteria-trellis at the East Scenic Plaza. Please don’t miss the red and white azaleas at Azalea Valley near the end of April.
In the autumn, there is colorful foliage including maple and ginkgo at the Maple Valley.
There is parking inside the park, but they will be closed from 1pm to 8am during the cherry-blossom season.
I recommend that you use public transportation.
Please visit Nishi Park and enjoy viewing the cherry blossoms!
● Origins of Hanami, the Japanese custom of enjoying beautiful, seasonal flora
● Photos of the short lived cherry blossom tree “Takizakura,” in Miharu city taken by Tadaima Japan photographer, Yuri Suzuki.
● 1200 beautiful cherry blossom trees lined up along the clear stream of the Shiroishigawa River
Nishi park, Chuo-Ward, Fukuoka