Ohori Park is one of the major parks in Fukuoka. Ohori means large moat. The Fukuoka Castle ruins is also located near this park. If you ask about it, it would be better to say Ohorikoen. They recognize that more. Koen means park in Japanese. We went here since there were still Cherry Blossom trees in full bloom like the one pictured above. In most places, they have already fallen down.
HOW TO GET TO OHORI PARK
SUBWAY: Ohorikoen Subway Station
BUS: From Hakata bus terminal (Hakata bus terminal 1F and get off at Akasaka 3-chome (赤坂3丁目), walk about 7 min, or at NHK Hoso center iriguchi (NHK放送センター入口), walk 5 min.)
From Tenjin (Take Nishitetsu bus from Tenjin Kego Jinja & Mitsukoshi-mae (天神警固神社＆三越前) and get off at Akasaka 3-chome (赤坂3丁目), walk about 7 min, or at NHK Hoso center iriguchi(NHK放送センター入口) walk 5 min.)
The Fukuoka Castle was a bit of a let down. I don’t know but for some reason, we expected an actual castle that you can get into like the Osaka Castle. Maybe we just didn’t do enough research. Haha.
Anyway, we really enjoyed our time with the Cherry Blossom Trees at Ohori Park. It was fortunate that we still saw some of them on trees and not on the ground. 🙂
Ohori Park is quite large so we didn’t really venture further. We were hungry too. So, we just saw as much as we could. It was nice to see locals really utilizing the park. There were a lot of students in groups playing with their friends, couples on dates or people exercising. The weather was lovely the day we were there.