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Ohori Park Japanese Garden

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Ohori Park Japanese Garden, located on the north side of Fukuoka City, was created in 1984 for the 50th anniversary of the opening of Ohori park.

The garden which is surrounded by trees and white wall made from cray has a big pond, a winding river, several tea house and a dry garden. The creator was Kinsaku Nakane who created a Japanese garden”Tenshin-en” at the Museum of fine arts, Boston.

Beautiful pebble beach and wooden bridge

South area in Japanese garden

The combination with pebble stone and roughly shaved stone represent a beach carved by waves.The two bridges from the stepping stone have the beautiful streamline and the rounded pink sasanqua in the center is cute. Good balance between tightening and loosening.

 Legendary Chinese island “Mount Penglai” 

Middle area in Japanese garden

Large stones which are arranged in the pond and pine trees which are planted on the islet represent legendary Chinese island “Mount Penglai” that immortal ascetic lived there.Japanese gardens sometimes represent Chinese legends, and this island-building is one of them.

Many manicured pine trees

Middle area in Japanese garden

A pine is an evergreen tree and has been regarded as a symbol of immortality because its leaves do not die even in winter.Many manicured pine trees are planted in this garden, creating a sacred atmosphere.

Three artistic waterfalls

There are three waterfalls in Ohori Park Japanese Garden, each of them is  different type, but all of them are beautiful.

South area in Japanese garden

In this waterfall, Water flows separately to the left and right.In addition the stone in the center looks like a carp that swim up a waterfall.This method is From the Chinese legend that  a carp would be transform into a dragon, when it swims up and reaches at the top of waterfall.

East are in Japanese garden

By flowing a small amount of water on a flat stone, This falling water is very thin like a silk. On the contrary, water splashes by laying stone at the point where water fall.This waterfall with Japanese andromeda flower represents a mixture of delicacy and boldness additionally.

South east area in Japanese garden

This waterfall looks like a mountain stream with a series of steps. By arranging high stones and planting azaleas around them, it represents a deeper mountain scenery.

Flowers and seasons

※The time when the flowers bloom varies slightly depending on the year.

MonthFlowers
Late January
– Early March
Sasanqua, Camellia
Mid February
– Early March
Plum Blossom
Mid MarchPittosporum Tobira, Japanese Andromeda
Late MarchCherry blossom
(weeping cherry blossom, Oshima cherry blossom)
Late AprilAzaleas
Mid MayHydrangea
July

Early September
Crape Myrtle
Late November Autumn Leaves

Information

Open hours
From May to September
9:00 ~ 18:00

From October to April
9:00 ~ 17:00

Regular holiday
Every Monday(if Monday is national holiday, the next day will be substitute holiday)
New year’s holiday (Dec29-Jan1)

admission
Adults: 250yen
Child under 15 years of age: 120yen

Telephone
092-741-2004
(Ohori/Nishi park Management office)

Address
1-7 Ohorikoen, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, 810 – 0051

Link and Resources

Ohori Park Japanese Garden
official website(English)

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