Fukuoka Castle Ruins Travel Guide

Fukuoka Castle Ruins
The remaining walls and grounds of Fukuoka Castle now hold a pleasant city park, perfect for getting a panoramic city view, or enjoying a cherry blossom picnic.

Nearby Food Experiences

Nearby Restaurants



Sourire is a French restaurant in Fukuoka where you can savor Chef Mizumoto’s cuisine, which marries Fukuoka ingredients and French technique.
Lunch: ¥3,000-4,500
Dinner: ¥6,500-9,000


Hananoki is the very first authentic French Restaurant in Fukuoka, where Marilyn Monroe also enjoyed her meals!
Lunch: ¥6,000-7,000
Dinner: ¥10,000-14,999


Enjoy handmade Mexican tacos at Tacomia immerse yourself in the vibrant and rich atmosphere near Ohori Park in Fukuoka.
Lunch: ¥500-999
Dinner: ¥1,000-1,999

Sushiryori Ichitaka

Chef Kimiya strives to present the best seafood that Kyushu has to offer in his fresh and delicious sushi course meals. Years of hard work have gone into his processes for creating the perfect sushi rice, down to the very finest detail.
Lunch: ¥15,000-19,999
Dinner: ¥20,000-29,999

This castle hasn’t had an easy life. Built in the early 17th century, it was once the largest on the island of Kysuhu, but was tragically dismantled during the Meiji era as part of the government’s modernization plans. However, the site of the castle is now home to Maizaru Park, which retains some of the walls, moat, and minor towers from its days as a feudal fortress.

The castle was once the home to the feudal lord Kuroda Nagasama, who ruled over part of modern day Fukuoka Prefecture. His descendants kept their seashore all the way from the castle’s construction until the end of feudalism in the Meiji era.

Rather than battles and military drills, the grounds now play host to peaceful picnics and cherry blossom viewing parties. Visit during the sakura season and you’ll find walkways lined with the trees in full bloom. Where the main tower once stood, there’s now an observation deck which offers a panoramic view of Fukuoka City from this central spot.

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