Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cherry blossoms in Fukuoka

On one of the last days of my parent's visit my dad and I went into Ohori/ Maizuru park in Fukuoka to look at the cherry blossoms. The ruins of Fukuoka castle are in the park. There isn't much left of the castle except the stone walls, but its got loads of cherry trees and good views from the top of the city.

The cherry trees spread out over a wide area. The bits of blue you can see under the blossoms are tarps that people having hanami parties are sitting on:
This is a view of Fukuoka Tower and the Momochi area from the site of the former main tower of the castle:

Cherry trees lining the top of one of the castle walls:
We also stopped in a Japanese garden by Ohori Koen which was quite pretty:

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