Early cherry blossom viewing
Nishi Park is the most popular spot for viewing cherry blossoms among the local people in Fukuoka.
Visitors can enjoy flowers from the end of January, thanks to two kinds of trees, the kanhizakura and the youkouzakura.
Colorful birds have an habit of visiting the trees, allowing beautiful pictures.
A panoramic view on Fukuoka
You can also enjoy panoramic views of Fukuoka city, Hakata Bay, and Shikanoshima Island from the Central, East, and West Scenic Plazas of the park.
Various food stalls are also in operation in the walkway from the central entrance to the Terumo Shrine during the cherry-blossom season.
The park is a great place to mix up with the locals, as many people eat and drink with family, friends, and coworkers under the cherry trees.
At night, you can enjoy a different atmosphere as the trees are illuminated.
Nishi Park during other seasons
The park is a good place for viewing plants of all seasons.
You can enjoy wisteria-trellis at the East Scenic Plaza, or 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.
Nishi park, Chuo-Ward, Fukuoka
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