Spend your day at the Uminonakamichi Seaside Park in Fukuoka Prefecture
The ”Uminonakamichi Seaside Park” is a national park in Fukuoka Prefecture. It is located along the Hakata Bay and Genkai Nada Sea which is southwest of Kyushu. This park spans over 6km and covers 300 hectares. Various activities and events take place throughout the year. The park is the perfect place to enjoy your day with your friends, family, partner, and children.
The Autumn Abloom in Uminonakamich Seaside Park
Unimonakamichi Sea Side Park
In autumn, there are many flower festivals in Uminonakamichi Seaside Park. The summer cypress can be seen turning bright red during the festival, where it transforms into various shapes of cosmos flowers. The summer cypress was initially called the broom grass. One characteristic of this plant is its thin and strong stem. The stem was dried and used for broomsticks. On top of that, the plants grow into bushes that are round, appealing to many as cute. This flower festival takes place in October and along with the summer cypress, there will be 150,000 cosmos flowers covering 15,000 square meters. The cosmos flower is thought to be the cherry blossom of autumn, since it represents the season of fall, especially in Japanese literature. This captivating scenery is especially enjoyable if you have an appreciation for nature.
In addition to this, there are several flower festivals that take place simultaneously. The Cosmos Carpet has 1.5 million cosmos flowers growing over 15,000 square meters, “The Autumn Hakataori-Monyou Flower Garden” has 1.3 million chrysanthemum flowers, “Flower Saziki” has a mixture of silver cock’s comb and cosmos flowers which are red and yellow, and “The Scent of Autumn Roses” features 170 species of roses.
Various Activities at the Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
The most popular method of navigating the park is by using a rental bicycle. Within the park, there are various activities to accommodate your interests. If you are interested in beautiful landscapes, there are multiple observatories along the seaside. “Seaside Hill Shioya” gives a 180-degree panoramic view of the sandy beach of the Shioya Cape and the Genkai-nada Sea. When you look into the horizon on a clear day, you will be able to see Ysuyazaki Island and Ainoshima Island. There is also the “Shiomidai Look Out.” This is an observatory located on a boat deck, and along the seaside, you will be able to see the seashore pink flowers and chrysanthemum flowers. At “Uminomatsubara,” black pines are planted to reduce the strong sea breeze and blowing sand. Endangered species of small terns can also be found at this lookout.
The “The Animal Forest” is a zoo with 500 species including monkeys, kangaroos, and capybaras. Here, there are activities open to the public such as feeding, pony rides, and zoologist lectures. You can visit this zoo with your family and friends. The entrance fee for the zoo is included in the entrance fee for the park.
There are also several physical activities open for children to let them enjoy their day. These include courses in rowing, biking, ball games, and disk golf. For adults, there are jogging courses, sports bike tours, and photography sessions. Enjoy your day in Fukuoka Prefecture at the Uminonakamichi Seaside Park.
How to visit?
By Train: From Tenjin Station, take the Fukuoka City Subway. Transfer at Kaizuka Station to the Nishitetsu Kaizuka Line to transfer to JR Wajiro Station at Nishitetsu Wajiro Station. Take the JR Kashii Line to Uminonakamichi Station and transfer again to the JR Kashii Line to Saitozaki Station (Approximately 55 minutes)
By Bus: From Tenjin Central Post Office-mae (18A) take the: Nishitetsu Bus 【21】 Shikanoshima Elementary School-mae approximately 60 minutes, or the Nishitetsu Bus 【21A】 Shikanoshima Elementary School-mae (via Urban Expressway) approximately 40 minutes to “Marine World Uminonakamichi” Bus Stop (Nishitetsu Bus) Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
18-25 Oaza saitozaki, Higashi-ku, Fikuoka City, Fukuoka
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park is a state-run park with vast grounds in Fukuoka, Japan. In the flowe...