These Kid-Friendly Parks in Fukuoka Are Perfect for the Whole Family
They'll remind you what it's like to be young again!
Japan has plenty of family-friendly establishments where kids and adults can enjoy spending quality time together. In Fukuoka City, there are several parks that have colorful playgrounds and attractions which allow kids to run around freely and play.
Below, we feature the best parks in Fukuoka to bring the whole family!
Umi no Nakamichi Seaside Park
Around two million people visit this famous park in Fukuoka every year. Aside from playing at the playground, kids can also interact with animals and go cycling there. There are lunch meals available for purchase at the park, too.
The Sky Dolphin is a gigantic slide set.
The Kujiragumo ‘Fuwan porin’ is Uminaka’s symbol.
Umi no Nakamichi Seaside Park is located at 18-25 Saitozaki, East District, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka. It is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily except the first Monday and Tuesday of February. It closes at 5 p.m. from November to February. The pool is open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. You may contact them at +81-92-603-1111. It’s a 15-minute car ride from Fukuoka Highway Kashiihama exit.
Hakozaki Park is equipped with a wide slide where children can sit side-by-side and slide down together. There is also a net climbing area and tarzan ropes they can swing on. The park is also not too spacious, so it’s easy to keep an eye on your kids while they run around.
It’s safe to let the kids play around in this park.
Hakozaki Park is located at 4-36 Harada, East District, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka and is open 24 hours daily. You may contact the East District Maintenance Management Division at +81-92-645-1058 for more information. It’s a 4-minute car ride from Fukuoka Highway Matsushima exit.
At Kaizuka Park, you can ride a go-kart along the special course dotted with stoplights and road signs. People who love trains will be fascinated by the locomotive and blue train displays. Kids can also climb and slide down from a man-made mountain located there.
Familiarize yourself with the traffic rules while having fun.
Kaizuka Park is located at 7-8 Hakozaki, East District, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Go-karting can be enjoyed from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) except Tuesdays and Wednesdays or the following day/s when it lands on a holiday. You may contact them at +81-92-651-6907. It’s right outside the Kaizuka Subway Station.
Oi Central Park
From Oi Central Park’s playground, located on the north of Fukuoka airport, you can watch airplanes take off and land every few minutes right before your eyes. An airplane-themed jungle gym with swings, a slide, and a sandbox that’s perfect for little children can also be found there.
If you time your visit right, you’ll be able to spot an airplane taking off.
Oi Central Park is located at 2-1 Oi, Hakata District, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka and is open 24 hours daily. You may contact the Hakata District Maintenance Management Division at +81-92-419-1063 for more information. It’s a 10-minute walk from Fukuoka Airport Subway Station.
Higashi Hirao Park Otani Square
Higashi Hirao Park Otani Square is a park so famous that even families from outside of the city come to visit. Part of its allure are the grass sledding activities and long slides that pass through the forest, which you can all enjoy for free. Playground equipment for toddlers is available at the park, too.
Try sliding down the man-made grass! A mini course is also free for use. Do take note that toddlers must be accompanied by adults at all times.
Check out this cool roller slide that spans 80 meters in length.
Higashi Hirao Park Otani Square is located at 2-1-4-1 Higashi Hirao Park, Hakata District, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka and is open 24 hours daily. The grass ski area is open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. except for October to March, when it closes at 4:30 p.m. You may contact them at +81-92-612-7070. It’s a 5-minute car ride from Fukuoka Highway Nishitsukiguma exit.
Ohori Park is a waterfront park that’s built on the outer moat of the Fukuoka Castle. It contains two large playgrounds called Kujira Koen, and Donguri Koen which is mainly for three to six-year-olds. The park is also known for its swan boats and pond-skater-like boats.
The pond near the playground is filled with many fishes and creatures.
Ohori Park is located at Chuo District, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka and is open 24 hours daily. You may contact them at +81-92-741-2004. The swan boat costs ￥1,100 per 30 minutes. You may contact them at +81-92-716-9077. It’s right outside Ohori Park Subway Station.
Momochi Central Park
The Momochi Central Park is equipped with an athletic playground and a stone slide that’s shaped like a hill. Public facilities such as the Fukuoka City Public Library, Fukuoka City Public Museum, and Disaster Prevention Center can also be found nearby.
The playground is free for everyone to use.
Momochi Central Park is located at 3-2 Momochihama, Sawara District, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka and is open 24 hours daily. You may contact the Sawara District Maintenance Management Division at +81-92-833-4337 for more information. It’s a 15-minute walk from Fujisaki Subway Station.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kyushu Walker™ (1 September 2019)