Japan’s Top 100 Blossoms: Nishi Park (Fukuoka)
Nishi Park sits on hilly terrain and has an observatory that overlooks the city of Fukuoka and Hakata Bay. Terumo Shrine on the park grounds is dedicated to Kuroda Yoshitaka (Kanbei)—who built a castle and established a domain in Fukuoka in the Edo period—and his son Nagamasa.
Nishi Park (Fukuoka)
- Varieties: Somei yoshino, yōkōzakura
- No. of trees: 1,300
- When: Late March to early April
- Hours: Open 24 hrs.
- Picnic: Yes
- Admission: Free
- Address: Nisikōen, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
- Official site: Nishi Park
Near Nishi Park
(Translated from Japanese. Banner photo © Nishi Park.)