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“This park, and garden within, deserves the #1 rating for Fukuoka” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ohori Park

Ohori Park
Ohorikoen, Chuoku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 810-0051, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 90 Attractions in Fukuoka
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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“This park, and garden within, deserves the #1 rating for Fukuoka”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Ohori Park was the largest park I saw in Japan, and contained the most beautiful traditional Japanese garden I saw (we travelled in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Kumamoto besides Fukuoka). The park is steps from the subway, and very large. You can walk around the pond or on a bridge/path through the center of it. Entrance to the park is free, and I suggest purchasing a box lunch at the conbini (convenience store) across the street and enjoying it in the park. There are benches at intervals around the pond and around the park.

There is a water fountain in the childrens' playground. I mention this becuase there are not many water fountains in Japan (although there are many vending machines that will sell you a drink for 100-150 yen).

There are bathrooms in the park but they are not the cleanest, and I think there were only Japanese toilets (squat-type).

There is a charge to enter the Japanese garden, but it is well worth it. The large and compact garden (I know that sounds impossible but every step in this garden reveals a new aspect and a new view) has water, flowers, a rock garden, and several paths and bridges connecting them. It is lovely and highly recommended. It is not a huge garden, but I spent more time there than I thought I would because it was so beautiful.

There is also the Fukuoka art museum in the park, which also has an entry fee. The museum is small but nicely laid out, although most rooms do not have a seat or bench (and after walking so much in the park I would have loved to be able to sit looking at the artwork rather than stand). It has a nice mix of modern art pieces, including works by Miro, Dali, Warhol, and Rothko.

The garden was the highlight of the park, in my opinion, but the park is a nice place to spend some time.

Visited July 2013
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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“Ohori Park, people friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The beauty and ambiance was great! The park is manmade and has a big lake where one can go boating on, and the path around the lake is filled with people walking, jogging, or bicycling. It is easily accessible by public bus or subway transportation. In the spring, there are many flower gardens with tulips in full bloom.

Visited April 2013
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“a nice place to take a leisurely stroll”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The weather was great in late May when I visited the park. It was easily accessible by subway. Local Japanese were there to walk, boat, run, exercise, etc. Nothing interesting. Just a pleasant place in the middle of a busy city. After walking around the park and building up your appetite, go for a bowl of delicious pork ramen noodles at one of the many eateries nearby.

Visited May 2013
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Galway, Ireland
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“Park it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Really nice park cool old ruins of the castle. Definitely worth visit if you like old castle ruins. Quite a good bit of walking to see the whole park though. If get to the top of the castle site there is a great view of the city.

Visited January 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Lovely park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Ohori Park is a spacious park with a lake where you can do boating. It is a lovely park to relax in together with the locals.

Visited May 2013
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