One of the nicest parks on Kyushu, Ohori Park was constructed in the late 1920's to replicate the garden style of traditional China in Fukuoka. It is one of the most beautiful parks in the country and is popular among the locals for jogging, walking dogs or just relaxing. The park has a large pond at its centre, and within that pond, there are three beautiful small islands.
At the south-east corner of the pond, you will find the Fukuoka Art Museum. The museum contains everything from medieval Buddhist statues to modern art such as Salvador Dali.
Another place of interest near the park is Gokoku Shrine. There is a fireworks festival held each July. In short, there are plenty of things to do that will make your visit to Ohori Park one to remember.
- Park and Shrine: always open. Fukuoka Art Museum: 9:30 am –5:30 pm, daily; Closed on Mondays.
- +81 92-741-2004
- 1-2 Ohorikoen, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 810-0051, Japan
- A few min walk from Ohori Koen Subway Station; From Hakata: Take the Kuko Line to Ohori Koen Subway Station (10 minutes)