Region
Kyushu
Island
Kyushu
Largest City
Fukuoka
Population
5,015,666

Ohori Park

A lovely space for leisure.

Known as one of the best places in Fukuoka to get away from the energy of the city, Ohori Park is lovely for a leisurely walk with friends and family.

The walking path that surrounds its central pond is just over two kilometres long, making it a very reasonable distance to cover. If you’re not up for walking, there are swan boats and canoes available for you to rent so you can cruise around the lake at your leisure.

Ohori Park: A Beautiful Bit of Nature in the Heart of Fukuoka

“Ohori” is the Japanese word for moat; it’s certainly a fitting name for the park given its pond’s history as an integral part of the Fukuoka Castle’s moat system. Kuroda Nagamasa, once the presiding feudal lord over the prefecture, chose to integrate the pond into the system after reclaiming the northern half of a cove facing Hakata Bay. It was built between 1926 and 1929, modelled after the garden style of China’s West Lake

Nearby is the Ohori Park Japanese Garden for those who are interested in seeing what a traditional Japanese garden looks like. Although it charges a small admission fee (no admission fee is required for entry into Ohori Park itself), it’s well worth the visit as Gokoku Shrine is also conveniently located across the street.

Ohori Park is conveniently situated near the Fukuoka Art Museum, known for its permanent exhibition of Buddhist statues and its extensive collection of modern artwork. It’s also adjacent to Maizuru Park where the Fukuoka Castle Ruins lie.

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Ohori Park: A Beautiful Bit of Nature in the Heart of Fukuoka

Whether you walk around the castle, paddle the swan boat on the lake, or just sit down and enjoy the scenery, Ohori Koen will always leave you feeling refreshed and happy.

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How To Get There

Address

1-8 Ōhorikōen, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 810-0051, Japan

By train

Ohori Park is just a few minutes’ walk away from Ohori Koen Subway Station. This trip will cost adults ¥260 for a 10-minute ride from Hakata Station.

Where To Stay

Hotel Sunline Fukuoka Ohori
  • Chuo-ku Otemon 3-3-14 Fukuoka-Shi, Fukuoka 810-0074
  • 8/10
  • 0.5 km
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Heiwadai Hotel Otemon
  • Chuo-ku Otemon 1-5-4 Fukuoka-Shi, Fukuoka 810-0074
  • 7.4/10
  • 0.6 km
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Yagura Hostel
  • Chuo-ku Otemon 3 Chome 7-9-1 We Ohori 2F Fukuoka-Shi, Fukuoka 810-0074
  • 9.1/10
  • 0.6 km
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Apartment Stay Ohori Park
  • Chuo-ku Arato 1-5-28 Fukuoka-Shi, Fukuoka 810-0062
  • 3.8/10
  • 0.6 km
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