You Have to See These Popular Cherry Blossom Spots in Fukuoka

They look even more beautiful at night!


An extraordinary and unforgettable cherry blossom experience awaits you in Fukuoka during springtime. Here, we list down the best sakura-viewing spots that you need to add to your itinerary.


Fukuoka Zoo and Botanical Garden


About 1,000 cherry trees of 56 different varieties bloom in
Minamikouen, the area where the Fukuoka Zoo and Botanical Garden are located. The lawn on the hill of the botanical garden is usually packed with families having picnics under the cherry blossom trees. From this spot, you can easily see the hippopotamus house, the monkey house, and the lion house at the zoo.


The large cherry tree on top of the hill is a popular picnic spot.


In addition to the cherry trees, there is a
Someiyoshino tree spreading its branches in the open space of the botanical garden. To get there, you can walk or ride a slope car from the zoo.


The best time to visit this spot is from late March to early April.


Fukuoka Zoo and Botanical Garden is located at 1-1 Minamikouen, Chuo District, Fukuoka and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except on Mondays. You may contact them at +81-92-531-1968.


Nokonoshima Island Park


About 200 cherry blossom trees and 500,000 field mustards and poppies bloom at this park during springtime. The
Panoramakadan, which consists of the Genkai Sea, field mustards, and cherry blossoms, is quite a sight to behold. You can enjoy eating BBQ (¥2,700 per person) at the open-air deck while admiring the flowers.


The yellow and pink spring colors against the deep blue sea of Genkai offer an amazing scenery. You can get to the park by taking a small boat trip.


There is also a walking path in the middle of the field mustards. At night, you can witness about 50 illumination lamps lighting up the cherry blossom trees in the area. 


The best time to visit this spot is from late March to early April.


Nokonoshima Island Park is located at Nokonoshima, Nishi District, Fukuoka and is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m./6:30 p.m. on Sundays and Japanese holidays. You may contact them at +81-92-881-2494.


Maizuru Park


Maizuru Park
is one of the most famous cherry blossom viewing spots in Fukuoka. The remains of Fukuoka Castle (Maizuru Park) is surrounded by a number of beautiful, pink cherry blossoms. More than 400,000 people visit the castle to attend the Fukuoka Castle Sakura Festival every spring season. The light-ups, which start at 6 p.m., illuminate the stonewalls and cherry blossoms with colored LED lights. 

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The beautiful night view of the Fukuoka Castle


You can enjoy viewing the cherry blossoms along the moat while strolling the area. Moreover, you can also enjoy the BBQ during the event at West Square.


The best time to visit this spot is from late March to early April.


Maizuru Park is located at 1 Jyounai, Chuo District, Fukuoka. You may contact them at +81-92-711-4424.


Akizuki Sugino Baba


Sugino (Cedar's) Baba Street
, which is a 500-meter road that leads to the remains of the Akizuki Castle, turns into a tunnel of cherry blossoms during the spring. It becomes especially fantastical at night when the cherry blossom trees are lit up with lamps. You can admire this view from the sleeve of the Notori Bridge.


In addition to this, events, such as the
Kogetsuryu Taiko at Akizuki Spring Festival, are also held in this place.


The cherry blossom trees, reaching over the river, create a pink tunnel.


The beautiful scene created by the
Someiyoshino and Weeping Cherry trees is definitely a sight to see. You can take a rest at the teahouse during your walk.


The best time to visit this spot is from late March to early April.


Akizuki Sugino Baba is located at Akizukinotori, Asakura City, Fukuoka. You may contact them at +81-946-24-6758.


Hosshin Park


The
Hosshin Park is a cherry blossom-viewing spot that Kurume's previous domain lords cherished deeply. The Someiyoshino and double cherry blossom trees turn the surface of the mountains pink and add to the attractiveness of Mt. Mino.


The view of the cherry blossom trees at this spot is so beautiful that
Natsume Soseki composed a haiku poem about them. This same poem was even inscribed on a stone tablet.


The Hosshin Park is in-between the mountains of Kusano district.


The best time to visit this spot is from late March to early April.


Hosshin Park is located at 664-1 Kusano, Kusanomachi, Kurume City, Fukuoka. You may contact them at +81-942-33-4422.


Asai no Ippon Zakura (Single Cherry Blossom Tree)


The
Asai no Ippon Zakura is a single, 100-year-old wild cherry blossom tree that measures about 4.3 meters in diameter and 18 meters tall. It is a famous cherry blossom-viewing spot in Fukuoka and  can look quite different depending on the time of the day. The tree stands out against the blue sky during the day and fascinates visitors during the evening when it is lit up. It blooms exactly one week after the Someiyoshino trees.

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The 100-year-old single cherry blossom tree stands magnificently and beautifully.


Light-ups are held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the spring season. Don't forget to take lots of photos of the cherry blossom tree reflected on the pond.


The best time to visit this spot is during early April.


Asai no Ippon Zakura is located at 1151 Mino, Yamamoto-machi, Kurume City, Fukuoka and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. You may contact them at +81-942-33-4422.


Provided by Japan Walker
, Walkerplus™, and Kyushu Walker (18 March 2019)


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