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Fukuoka Castle Cherry Blossom Matsuri

Jonai, Chuo-ku | Fukuoka Castle Remains, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Fantastic place to visit during cherry blossom period. From top view of castle you can have a nice... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
純巧施
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Beautiful in the night light up

We visit at least a few times here during cherry blossom weeks. There're 3 places which require... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2018
ETflyer
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Maizuru Park is the former site of the Fukuoka Castle inner citadel, which bears a connection to Kuroda Yoshitaka. In spring, the Yoshino cherry trees and weeping cherry trees burst into bloom -- close to 1,000 of them -- and the Fukuoka Castle Cherry Blossom Matsuri is held from late March through early April. During the event season, a signal gun inspired by Kuroda's unique cannonry marks the start of the nightly illumination show. There is also a quiz rally held at the Korokan at Fukuoka Castle, exclusive openings of the Sakura Fureai Zoo, and other programs. Lastly, the Ohori Festival is a historical reenactment of a march of Kuroda's horsemen.
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Jonai, Chuo-ku | Fukuoka Castle Remains, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit during cherry blossom period. From top view of castle you can have a nice city building view with fully coverage cherry flower. And strongly suggest to take night trip to enjoy music and light show. It is really a good place...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

We visit at least a few times here during cherry blossom weeks. There're 3 places which require admission after 6 PM during the festival. Each admission is 300 yen, and 600 yen if you visit all the 3 venues. (In 2016 season, there wasn't such...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Sakura were late in 2017, but the Festival parade went as scheduled. You can pick up a brochure from the Tourist Information Center for all the details. Starting at Nishi Park the parade goes down the hill and crosses the main road ending up at...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2017

During the cherry blossom season people all over the country are enjoying hanami. This means like blossom watching (associated with eating and drinking). I would go to hanami sites in the late afternoon when it is getting dark and people are not too drunk yet....More

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Reviewed March 30, 2016

It was just way too crowded, the flea market wasn't that impressive, and the smoke of the barbecues grossed me out a little. But that's just for people who are not into alike outdoor festivals. If you do enjoy having picnics and buying handmade goods...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2015

Maizuru Park and Fukuoka Castle Ruin should be the most beautiful Sakura Trip in Kyushu.Only two weeks from late march to early April.When you get off akasaka subway station,will feel sakura atmostsphere along the way beside water .and walk to park everywhere are sakura ,many...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2015

Happily, my weekend in Fukuoka in late-March 2015 coincided with the peak of cherry blossoms. On Sunday morning, I joined the exodus of families, friends, and tourists streaming westward from Tenjin towards the parks. What a wonderful outing and celebration of spring! The park's castle...More

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