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Ohori Park (半, Ōhori-kōen) is a pleasant city park in central Fukuoka with a large pond at its center. There is a walking path around the circumference of the pond that is just a little over two kilometers long and is popular for jogging, walking pets and leisurely strolls by the water.

Ohori is Japanese for moat, and the pond at the center of the park once served as part of the moat system of the neighboring Fukuoka Castle. The park was constructed between 1926 and 1929 and designed after the classical garden style of the West Lake in China. There are three islands in the middle of the pond that are connected to the mainland and each other by elegant stone bridges.

Directly adjacent to the pond at its southeastern corner is the Fukuoka Art Museum. The museum was opened in 1979 and has a permanent collection that includes Buddhist statues dating back to the 11th century and paintings and sculptures by modern artists like Miro and Dali. Besides the permanent collection, the museum also holds a variety of special temporary exhibitions.

A few steps south of the museum visitors will come across the Ohori Park Japanese Garden which, in contrast to the rest of the park, charges a small entrance fee. Here visitors can see typical features of Japanese gardens like dry landscapes and tea houses. The Gokoku Shrine is located across the street about 150 meters to the southeast. The path to the shrine leads under a massive torii gate and the main shrine building is a unique gold structure situated in front of a spacious yard.

Getting there and around

Ohori Park is a few steps from Ohori Koen Station (10 minutes, 260 yen from Hakata Station).

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Ohori Park Japanese Garden

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      Conveniently situated in the centre of Fukuoka, A.T. Hotel Hakata provides 3-star accommodation close to Higashisumiyoshi Park and Otowa Park. This 3-star hotel offers luggage storage space. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. Certain rooms include a kitchen with a fridge, a microwave and a stovetop. The hotel offers 3-star accommodation with a hot tub and terrace. Popular points of interest near A.T. Hotel Hakata include Mizuho Park, Ninjin Park and Hie Park. The nearest airport is Fukuoka Airport, 2 km from the accommodation.
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    • Hotel Marinoa Resort Fukuoka
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      Looking over Hakata Bay and a yacht harbor, Hotel Marinoa Resort Fukuoka features spacious guest rooms with an ocean view, a relaxation spa and a stylish French restaurant. This hotel is located right next to Marinoa City Fukuoka outlet shopping mall. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Each room is fitted with a comfortable sofa and a balcony, and in-room facilities include a flat-screen TV, a fridge and an electric kettle. Some rooms feature a DVD player or a coffee machine. Guests can enjoy an ocean view from the balcony or while soaking in a bath. Two complimentary bottles of mineral water are provided daily. Fukuoka Marinoa Resort Hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, car rentals and laundry services. Drinks and snacks vending machines are available on site. Free parking is available. The hotel is a 40-minute bus ride from JR Hakata Shinkansen (bullet train) Station. Fukuoka Tower and Momochi Bayside Park can both be reached within a 15-minute bus ride. On-site Bleu Ciel restaurant serves original French dishes prepared with local seafood and other seasonal ingredients.
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    • HOTEL COCON
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      Located in Fukuoka, near Imaizumi Park, Sumiyoshi Shrine and Sugawara Shrine, HOTEL COCON features free WiFi. Every unit features a private bathroom and bidet, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a fridge. A microwave and kettle are also provided. Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include Kego Park, Tenjin Central Park and Solaria Plaza. The nearest airport is Fukuoka Airport, 5 km from HOTEL COCON.
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    • Yagura Hostel
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      Featuring 1-star accommodation, Yagura Hostel is set in Fukuoka, 1.1 km from Maizuru Park and less than 1 km from Terumo Jinja Shrine. Featuring a shared lounge, the 1-star guest house has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen and luggage storage space for guests. All rooms in the guest house are fitted with a kettle. All rooms include a safety deposit box, while selected rooms also offer a balcony. All guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge. Yagura Hostel offers a sun terrace. The accommodation provides a laundry service, as well as business facilities like fax and photocopying. Popular points of interest near Yagura Hostel include Fukuoka Castle, Ohori Park and Nagahama Park. The nearest airport is Fukuoka Airport, 8 km from the guest house.
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    • GRAND BASE Hakata Naraya
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      Featuring 3-star accommodation, GRAND BASE Hakata Naraya is situated in Fukuoka, 400 metres from Tsunashiki Temman-gu Shrine and 700 metres from Nakajima Park. The 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. The property is 4 km from the city centre and 400 metres from Okihamainari Shrine. All units at the hotel are fitted with a seating area. All rooms in GRAND BASE Hakata Naraya are fitted with a flat-screen TV and free toiletries. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Kagami Temmangu Shrine, Zendo-ji Temple and Honko-ji Temple. The nearest airport is Fukuoka Airport, 4 km from GRAND BASE Hakata Naraya.
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    • Miyako Hotel Hakata
      Luxury
      Open from September 2019, only 150 metres from JR Hakata Train Station, Miyako Hotel Hakata offers stylish rooms with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The famous Nanzoin Temple is a 30-minute train ride away. The air-conditioned rooms at Miyako Hotel Hakata come with pyjamas and slippers. Guests can relax in the bathtub or watch a pay TV programme. Miyako Hotel Hakata is a 3-minute walk from the popular electronic megastore Yodobashi Hakata, and it is a 15-minute walk from Tocho-ji Temple. The Tenjin area is a 5-minute subway ride from nearby Hakata Station, and Fukuoka Airport is just a 5-minute subway ride away. Fukuoka Castle is 5.5 km away, and the lively Nakasu area is 2.5 km from the property. A bar and cafe lounge are also on site.
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    • LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL fukuoka
      Mid-range
      Featuring 3-star accommodation, LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL fukuoka is set in Fukuoka, 500 metres from Kego Park and 400 metres from Iwataya. With free WiFi, this 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. The property is 400 metres from The Shops, and within 500 metres of the city centre. The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. Complete with a private bathroom fitted with a shower and free toiletries, all guest rooms at LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL fukuoka have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and some rooms also offer a balcony. All rooms will provide guests with a fridge. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Solaria Plaza, Nishitetsu Fukuoka station and Solaria Stage. The nearest airport is Fukuoka Airport, 5 km from LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL fukuoka.
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    • THE BLOSSOM HAKATA Premier
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      Ideally set in the centre of Fukuoka, THE BLOSSOM HAKATA Premier features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and private parking. Well located in the Hakata Ward district, this hotel offers a restaurant, as well as a sauna. Sugawara Shrine is less than 1 km away and Meiji Park is a 9-minute walk from the hotel. All rooms at the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a safety deposit box. At THE BLOSSOM HAKATA Premier the rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Staff at the 24-hour front desk speak English and Japanese. Popular points of interest near THE BLOSSOM HAKATA Premier include Fujita Park, Kushida Shrine and Hakata Gion Yamakasa. The nearest airport is Fukuoka Airport, 4 km from the hotel.
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    • GRAND BASE Hakata Sumiyoshi
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      Situated in the centre of Fukuoka, within 600 metres of Fujifilm Photo Salon Fukuoka and less than 1 km of Ninjin Park, GRAND BASE Hakata Sumiyoshi features accommodation with free WiFi. Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchenette, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. A fridge and microwave are also available, as well as a kettle. Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include Sugawara Shrine, Higashisumiyoshi Park and Sumiyoshi Shrine. The nearest airport is Fukuoka Airport, 3 km from GRAND BASE Hakata Sumiyoshi.
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    • GRAND BASE Hakata Gofuku
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      Located in the centre of Fukuoka, GRAND BASE Hakata Gofuku has well-equipped accommodation featuring free WiFi, 50 metres from Saiko-ji Temple and 70 metres from Genjuan Temple. The accommodation features a hot tub. Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bidet, free toiletries and a hairdryer. A fridge and microwave are also provided, as well as a kettle. Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include Junshin-ji Temple, Shofuku-ji Temple and Sesshin-in Temple. The nearest airport is Fukuoka Airport, 3 km from GRAND BASE Hakata Gofuku.
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