For our first full touring day in Fukuoka, Japan we thought it would be fun to visit Ohori Park. Read some reviews on line that it was a nice place to stroll around. There is also a separate Japanese garden that you can check out, I’ll post a separate blog about it in the next few days.
Click the read more button below to check out some of the photos I took 🙂 and read about some things you can do at this park!
- How to get to Ohori Park?
- Things to do in Ohori Park
- 1. Feed the fish
- 2. Go on a boat ride
- 3. Try reflexology
- 4. Go for a run / jog / walk / bike ride
- 5. Visit the Japanese Garden
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How to get to Ohori Park?
From Hakata Station, take a train to Ohori Koen Subway Station.
Duration: 10 minutes
Cost: 260 yen (around Php 123)
Take Exit 3, walk straight then turn left.
As you can see from the map above, Ohori Park is huge! We definitely weren’t able to go around the whole park.
Things to do in Ohori Park
1. Feed the fish
The koi fish were huge! They were fun to feed hehe. You can buy some fish food at the stalls close by (near the boat rentals). I think they were about 100 yen for a bag (I can’t remember! Sorry!).
2. Go on a boat ride
You can either choose from a Swan Boat (seems to be the most popular!), Water Strider Boat or a Row Boat. I posted the prices and operating hours below.
3. Try reflexology
This was my first time seeing something like this in a park! Definitely had to stop and try it out. It was a little painful at first because I wasn’t use it but it’s supposed to be good for you – it stimulates the body into healing itself by improving circulation, reducing stress, pain and restoring natural balance.
4. Go for a run / jog / walk / bike ride
There are designated lines for running / jogging / walking / biking so make sure to check the signs 🙂 It’s also a pet friendly park. Saw a few cute dogs while we were there!
5. Visit the Japanese Garden
As I mentioned earlier, there is also a Japanese Garden that you can visit inside Ohori Park. It has an entrance of 240 yen. I’ll make a separate blog post all about it. It is really beautiful!
So much to do at Ohori Park! Before we left, we bought some food at a nearby convenient store, found a nice shaded place and had our lunch. Nice place for families to spend their free time. Definitely check this park out if you’re ever in the area.
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