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Fukuoka: Castles, Gardens, and Sushi Delights

Day 79 of 180 Days Around the World Cruise

Fukuoka: Castles, Gardens, and Sushi Delights

Fukuoka, on Japan's southern island of Kyushu, offers a delightful blend of history, nature, and delicious food. Let's delve into a perfect Fukuoka itinerary for a taste of this vibrant city:

Stroll Through History Under Cherry Blossoms:

Fukuoka Castle Ruins, nestled within Maizuru Park, are a must-visit. Imagine the grandeur of this former giant as you explore the remaining stone walls and turrets. But the real magic happens in spring. Visit during cherry blossom season (late March to early April) and be mesmerized by a sea of delicate pink flowers framing the castle ruins. Maizuru Park transforms into a dreamlike landscape, perfect for a leisurely stroll or a classic "hanami" picnic under the blossoms.

Unwind in a Serene Japanese Garden:

Ohori Park, adjacent to Maizuru Park, offers a tranquil escape. Take a scenic walk around the large central pond, a former castle moat. For a deeper cultural immersion, head to the Ohori Park Japanese Garden. Here, meticulously landscaped gardens with koi ponds, stone bridges, and charming tea houses embody the serenity of Japanese design.

Fuel Up on Freshness with Conveyor Belt Sushi:

After a day of sightseeing, treat yourself to a uniquely Japanese dining experience: conveyor belt sushi! Fukuoka is a haven for fresh seafood, and these restaurants showcase the bounty in a fun and interactive way. Plates of delectable sushi parade past you on a conveyor belt, allowing you to choose what tempts your taste buds. It's a delicious and affordable way to sample a wide variety of fresh fish and seafood.

Fukuoka offers a captivating mix of historical charm, tranquil gardens, and a vibrant food scene. This itinerary is just a starting point – let Fukuoka surprise you with its hidden gems!

Cherry Blossom - Wonders by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Text by Gemini

1 Comment

What great timing! My first time to see a scanner used to determine bill at a sushi conveyor belt restaurant! Al Y

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