Every spring, this green oasis in the middle of Fukuoka draws crowds as its cherry trees come into blossom. Maizuru Park is also the former site of Fukuoka Castle. Although only the foundations remain, a walk to the top of the ruins offers a panoramic view of the city. Complete your day’s itinerary by popping into Fukuoka Art Museum next door to view their extensive collection of modern and contemporary art. Then, if you’re craving more nature, head into Ohori Park for a stroll around its impressive lake.
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