Nishi Park: Cherry Blossoms and a Panoramic View of Fukuoka

Nishi Park is located almost in the center of Fukuoka city. The Terumo Shrine is at the top of the hill in the park.
About 1,300 cherry trees bloom during spring and the place has been chosen as one of the Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites.
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I’m going to introduce Nishi Park, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of cherry blossoms in Fukuoka city.

2019-04-17 Ohori/Nishi Park Management Office   Visit: Parks & Nature, Fukuoka,

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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.

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Kanhizakura has a beautiful deep pink color

Colorful birds have an habit of visiting the trees, allowing beautiful pictures.

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Beautiful birds perch on the Youkouzakura tree.

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.

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The Central Scenic Plaza
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There are many food stalls during Hanami season

Various food stalls are also in operation in the walkway from the central entrance to the Terumo Shrine during the cherry-blossom season.

The Terumo Shrine
If you pay your respects at the Terumo Shrine, you can hear the sounds of a crane when you put a coin in the offering box.

 

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The locals enjoying Hanami.

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.

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The illuminated cherry blossoms

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.

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You can see many beautiful plants throughout the year

In the autumn, there is colorful foliage including maple and ginkgo at the Maple Valley.

The Maple Valley
The maple-leaves turn red in autumn at the Maple Valley

 

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Nishi park, Chuo-Ward, Fukuoka

If you want to know more about Cherry Blossom spots in Fukuoka, read our article:

The 3 best places to see cherry blossom in Fukuoka

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Hi, I am Koume. I’m originally from Fukuoka and currently living in Tokyo. I have lived in Australia, the Philippines, and Cambodia for several years. Through my life abroad, I have rediscovered the beauty of Japan. I hope my articles will be a helpful resource for both Japanese and foreign visitors.

Information

Address Nishi park, Chuo-Ward, Fukuoka
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Access ・By train: 15-minute walk from Ohori Koen Station by Kūkō Line (Fukuoka City Subway)
・By bus: 10 minute walk from Ohori Park by Nishitetsu bus.
Phone 092-741-2004
Website http://www.nishikouen.jp/(English・Korean・Simplified Chinese character)