About Ohori Park
Ohori Park is the former site of the moat around Fukuoka Castle, established by Kuroda Nagamasa in 1601. It was repaired in 1927 and reopened as Ohori Park 2 years later. Its total area is 398,000 meters squared in size, and about 226,000 meters squared of which is accounted for by water.
There is a promenade around the park and bridges connecting to islands in the park, as well as birds in the trees. It is a popular place for Fukuoka citizens to come and relax. A summer tradition of Fukuoka, the "West Ohori Fireworks" are held in the summer.
Japanese garden and museum culture
There is a Japanese garden here where you can see the dry landscape garden, as well as waterfalls and a strolling garden with the Sukiya tea house in it. Admission is 240 yen, and if you have the chance you should stop by the Fukuoka Art Museum nearby which has ancient and modern artwork on display, as well as the on-site Noh theatre which seats 590 people.
There is a round garden path around the perimeter of the pond for jogging and walking, as well as swan boats for the pond, so there are plenty of activities for you to do as you spend a lazy day here at the park.
Ohori Park is accessible both by train, bus or car. By train, take the Municipal Subway Airport Line to Ohori Park Station (大濠公園駅) or Toujinmachi Station (唐人町駅) and walk 7 minutes. By bus, take the Nishitetsu bus to either Kuromon (黒門) or Ohori Park stops (大濠公園), and walk 5 minutes. By car, take the City High Speed line 1’s "Nishikoen Ramp" and it’s about 5 minutes. On the north side of Ohori Park is paid parking. 220 yen for 2 hours, 160 yen for every 30 minutes after that.
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Description: Ohori Park
|Sights||Ohori Park (大濠公園)|
1-2 Ohorikoen, Chuoku, Fukuoka 810-0051, Fukuoka Prefecture
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 092-741-2004|
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|Recommended target||Family Couples Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|