Ohori Park Travel Guide

Ohori Park
Escape the hubbub of downtown Fukuoka and take a leisurely stroll around Ohori Park, with a serene pond at its center offering boat rides, and a stunning Japanese garden on the periphery.

Nearby Food Experiences

Nearby Restaurants



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

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

Sushi Gosuian

Be one of the special guests of the skilled sushi master as he presents a whole new style of Edomae sushi.
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000


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

Modeled after the West Lake in Hangzhou, China, Ohori Park (Ohori Koen) offers a breath of fresh air overlooking still pond waters, Fukuoka’s city skyline in the distance. The moat system remaining from the nearby Fukuoka Castle ruins can also be observed here (“Ohori” fittingly translates to “moat.” A 2-kilometer path surrounds the pond, the perfect distance for a leisurely walk, or a decent circuit for lap-running joggers, and the red pavilion jutting out into the water is a wonderful vantage point to observe the city as you catch your breath.

Adjacent to the park is Ohori Koen Japanese Garden, which visitors have to pay a small fee to enter, but offers a gorgeous, immaculately sculpted landscape and peaceful atmosphere. In addition to Zen rock garden and the tranquil waters of the lake, the garden features many traditional tea rooms. Visit in autumn for flame-colored momiji or enjoy the deep green shades of summer vegetation. No matter what season, Ohori Park Japanese Garden provides a beautiful sanctuary in Fukuoka.

Being located in central Fukuoka, a visit to Ohori Park can be combined with other nearby attractions, including the Fukuoka Art Museum and Gokoku Shrine.

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