Monday, May 23, 2016

2016 May: Japan: Fukuoka: Uminonakamichi

If you are looking for an easier route to bed of flowers than Nokonoshima Island, choose Uminonakamichi which is accessible by subway.  But if you are  not a plant or flower lover, you can skip this since this has less seating and shaded area.  To hot to visit in the  middle of a summer day. 

Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
Open: 9:30 to 17:30
Fee: 410 yen
How to get there: transfer to the JR Kashii Line to Uminonakamichi Station

Better to see this place in Spring when it is still colder.  If the sun doesn't bother you, then you can visit during summer.  I have visited the place mid-May, and the sunshine is just too striking, even if it's near the seaside and you  can feel the air, the weather did bother me a lot.

I was able to attend rose festival in Osaka in year 2014, just for comparison, I was expecting for more in Fukuoka.  Of course the flowers were blooming in Uminonakamichi Park, but the volume of roses were not that much compared to Nakanoshima or Tsuurumi Ryokuchi Parks in Osaka.

Also, there were only few seating area on this place.  None the less, if you have spare time other than Dazaifu, you can consider this place too.  

Summary of 4 days itinerary in 2016 Spring Fukuoka Trip:

Places to see
Food and Restaurants
Where to Sleep
Day 1
Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory
Mina Mall
Tenjin Undergroud Shopping
Fukuoka Tower
Ippudo TAO – Tenjin
[Tenjin] Underground Restaurant
Day 2
Huis Ten Bosch
Hakata Underground
Curry House Coco Ichibanya
Hotel Ascent Fukuoka
Day 3
Nanzo-in Temple
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park Kawabata Shotengai
ACROS vertical garden
Hakata Ekimae
Hotel Ascent Fukuoka
Day 4
Sasaguri Henro 88
Restaurant in Dazaifu Tenmagu
Hotel Ascent Fukuoka