Tuesday, April 25

Fukuoka // Uminonakamichi Seaside Park (海の中道海浜公園)

We decided to head to Uminonakamichi Seaside Park (海の中道海浜公園, Uminonakamichi Kaihin Kōen) on day one as rain was expected over the next couple of days. The weather was sunny and beautiful with cool breezy wind. Throw in the unexpected surprised of cherry blossoms and we left our hearts in Fukuoka.

Don’t be mistaken by the word “Park.” Uminonakamichi Seaside Park is a sprawling kid-friendly public park located on a bay away from central Fukuoka. It is almost impossible to cover the entire space by foot; bicycles can be rented at the entrance gates for a small fee.

The park is made up of several different areas including flower gardens, playgrounds, an amusement park with ferris wheel, sports fields, and a smallish zoo. For us, the selling point were the large open spaces and lawns that meant plenty of space for boys to use up their energy.

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