Take a few minutes walk from Ohori Park and you’ll find yourself at the Fukuoka Castle Ruins inside Maizuru Park. A lot history in the area as previously being known as the largest castle in Kyushu during the Edo Period (1603 to 1867).
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- How to get to Fukuoka Castle Ruins?
- When is the best time to visit the Fukuoka Castle Ruins?
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I’ll admit, I must have overlooked the word “ruins” when researching prior to going here because I was actually looking for a castle. Hahaha, oops. Sad to say, it has been almost completely torn down! It’s basically just a few ruined walls and some turrents, but it’s a nice little park to walk around and you can also see a view of Fukuoka from the look out.
How to get to Fukuoka Castle Ruins?
It is about a 10 to 15 minute walk from Ohori Park.
From Hakata Station, take a train to Ohori Koen Subway Station.
Take Exit 3, walk straight then turn left.
Duration: 10 minutes | Cost: 260 yen (around Php 123)
When is the best time to visit the Fukuoka Castle Ruins?
Usually between late March to early April when the cherry blossoms start to bloom in Maizuru Park!
A great reason to visit this place? It’s free and always open! 🙂
Maizuru Park – Peony Garden
Another couple of minutes from the castle ruins you’ll find the Peony Garden. Beautiful quaint garden surrounded by blooming peonies! 🙂
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