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Top 5 Most Beautiful Japanese garden in Fukuoka

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Fukuoka prefecture has many sightseeing places, and travelers come here for delicious foods and beautiful sceneries, such as Japanese garden. Especially in Fukuoka, there are many Japanese gardens which are personally created by rich people.

Looking back at history, Fukuoka developed as Coal mining place from the 18th to mid-20th century. At one time, half of Japan’s coal was extracted there.
As a result, rich people had amassed their fortunes through coal trading, and created Japanese gardens here.Those places are preserved and open to the public now.

Ohori Park Japanese Garden

Strolling pond garden in Ohori Park Japanese Garden
Strolling pond garden in Ohori Park Japanese Garden

One of the most sophisticated Japanese garden in Fukuoka City, located in south of Ohori park.
This garden has a huge pond with artfully strewn rocks and islets, which is surrounded by manicured pines and sheared azalea bushes. Besides, there are a winding stream area ,a zen rock garden area and tea house.

Shofu-en

The view from tea room in Shofuen garden
The view from tea room in Shofuen garden

A beautiful and relaxing tea house in Fukuoka city, because the garden around this house creates a peaceful atmosphere.
You see the humble trees such as maple and pine trees from the quaint tea room with a green tea and sweet. In addition, the red couch and umbrella are good accent for natural green tree. This tea house is best hidden Gem.

Dazaifu Tenmangu garden

Taiko bridge and shinji-ike pond in Dazaifu Tenmangu garden
Taiko bridge and shinji-ike pond

It is a strolling pond garden front of the Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine. Three vermillion color bridges crossing the pond are beautiful and create a sacred atmosphere. In spring season, plum trees and cherry trees are bloom colorfully and show you incredible sight that takes your breath away.

Daimaru Besso

The courtyard of Daimaru Besso
The courtyard of Daimaru Besso

A long established Japanese-style inn has been located in Dazaifu city since 1865s. The courtyard of this inn is a strolling pond garden with small pebble beach and stepping stones. There are chairs in the covered bridge where you take a short break, and spend great experience there. In addition to this view, delicious meals and relaxing hot spring, you will have a wonderful time here.

Rakusui pond garden in Kurume city art museum

Strolling pond garden in Kurume city art museum
Strolling pond garden in Kurume city art museum

Rakusui pond garden is a large pond strolling garden with artistic waterfall and stone bridge. There are many kinds of flowering trees, like cherry blossom, plum blossom, camellia, and hydrangea, be seen in four seasons. It is a stunning view from the cafe next  to this garden, making you relax. And the park and flower gardens attached to the museum are also spectacular. 

Link and Resources

Ohori Park Japanese Garden /official website(EN)

Shofu-en /official website(JP)

Dazaifu Tenmangu /official website(EN)

Daimaru Besso /official website(EN)

Kurume City Art Museum /official website(EN)

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