10 Park Must Go In Fukuoka During Autumn


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10 Park Must Go In Fukuoka During Autumn


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1. Maizuru Park (Chuo Ward)

Located at the centre of Fukuoka Castle.
Although this park is well-known for cherry blossoms, but there are also gingko tree as well.
It is also a great spot for maple leaves.


When?
Early November ~ End November (Estimated)

How to access?
From Hakata station to Ohori Park station(by Fukuoka Subway) Walking distance 8 mins



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2. Yusentei Park Minami Ward

It was owned by the lord who ruled at this area during mid-Edo period.It sized 1-hectare, contains a traditional Japanese garden and a pavilion built in the early Showa period. The broad grounds also boast a stand of around 150 maples which turn into a sea of red during the fall season. A pathway winds around the pond which reflects the beautiful leaves in the middle of the park, offering an astounding 360-degree view.

When?
Mid November ~ Mid December (Estimated)

How to access?
From Hakata Bus Terminal, take Nishitetsu Bus No.12, and stop at Yusentei station. Walk 5mins to arrive. (Suica/ICOCA)



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3. Kamado Shrine (Daizaifu)

It is believed that Kamado Shrine originated in the worship of 8 million gods.The mountain is famous for being completely covered in autumn foliage, and particularly for the “Maple tunnel” near the steps on the approach to the shrine where a thicket of maple trees stands. Toward the end of the season, the approach to the shrine is covered by fallen leaves, creating a “Maple carpet”. The shrine area is lit up at night, offering a completely different look from during the day.

When?
Mid Nov ~ Late Nov

How to access?
From Nishitetsu Daizaifu Station take “Mahoroba Bus” and stop at the last station Uchiyama Station.(Suica/ICOCA)



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4. Kokura Castle (Kitakyushu)

First constructed in 1602, the current main keep (*4) was rebuilt in 1959. It has a distinct architectural style known as “karazukuri,” in which the fifth floor is bigger than the fourth. The castle is respected and a favorite of many people. While it is well-known for its cherry trees in spring, Kokura Castle’s gingko trees also bloom beautifully in autumn.

When?
Early Nov ~ Late Nov

How to access?
From JR Kokura Station, 20 mins by foot (Northern Kyushu Pass)



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5. Shiranoe Botanical Park (Moji)

You can discover three treasures spot for fall leaves which are the entrance plaza, the komorebi road (road of sunlight glitesting through the trees). This botanical park contains around 800 maple trees and fallen leaves on the ground with giant Japanese maple trees towering above.

When?
Late Nov ~ Early Dec

How to access?
From JR Mojiko station, take Nishitetsu Bus No. 41 and stop at Shiranoe Ni-chome (Northern Kyushu Pass)



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6. Raizan Sennyoji Daihioin (Itoshima)

This Buddist temple is around 1,300 years old, and visitors can sightseeing a giant maple tree that is 400 years old. Besides that, you will stun with “Wooden Senju Kannon (Kannon of a thousand arms)” statue is a designated national treasure & more than 200 maple trees turn to golden colour in the temple.

When?
Early Nov ~ Mid Nov

How to access?
From JR Chikuzen-Maebaru Station’s south exit,
take the Itoshima Community Bus and get off at Raizan Kan-on Mae, and walk another 5mins. (Northern Kyushu Pass)



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7. Lake Kinrin (Oita)

Located at Onsen town “Yufuin”. You are able to walk from Yufuin station to Lake Kirin. There are 3 onsen sources at underground of Lake Kirin, so the temperature of this lake is higher than usual. In the early morning, the surrounding temperature is low, you can enjoy the view like wonderland made by morning mist

When?
Early Nov ~ Late Nov

How to access?
From JR Yufuin Station 20mins by foot (Northern Kyushu Pass)



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8. Keyaki Dori Avenue (Tenjin/Yakuin Area)

Only 800 meters long, running from Kego intersection to Akasaka 3-chome intersection,
but it packs a lot of charm into that seemingly short distances. As the word keyaki in the name suggests,
there are roughly 100 zelkova trees planted along the road, and their koyo leaves create the effect of a vivid yellow tunnel in autumn.


When?
Mid. Nov. ~ Early Dec

How to access?
From Hakata station take Fukuoka Subway to Akasaka station. (Fukuoka Subway)



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9. Momiji Hachimangu (Sawara Ward)

Momiji Hachimangu Shrine is renowned as a place of prayer for easy childbirth, child raising and protection against evil. Momijiyama Hill, where the Momiji Hachimangu locate, is covered in maple trees, and part of the shrine is Momijiyama Park, a designated recreational area for citizens. For a week or so late in November every year, a selection of trees, including a maple of over 200 years of age, is lit up from sunset until 9pm.

When?
Mid Nov ~ Early Dec

How to access?
From Hakata station, take Fukuoka Subway to Fujisaki station. Walking distance 10mins. (Fukuoka Subway)



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10. Yokatopia-dori Avenue (Sawara Area)

With the landmark Fukuoka Tower in view, take a walk down the well maintained Yokatopia-dori for a view of maples and maidenhair trees in full koyo color. The area is known as a high-class residential area, so it is with clean pathways and well-kept houses. Extend your walk to the lush Momochi Central Park or all the way up to Fukuoka Tower and Momochi Beach.

When?
Mid Nov ~ Early Dec

How to access?
From Hakata station, take Fukuoka Subway to Tojinmachi station. Walking distance 12mins. (Fukuoka Subway)