Fukuoka Prefecture’s Maizuru Park is famous for its historical sites and its cherry blossoms. It is the location of the Fukuoka Castle ruins, the castle was also called Maizuru Castle. It was mostly torn down in the early Meiji period (1868-1912) as part of the abolition of the feudal system. Other than its history, the main attraction of the park are its roughly 1,000 blooming cherry blossom trees during the spring season from late March to early April. The ruins of the ancient castle create a picturesque backdrop for an evening stroll in the night lights.