“Uminonakamichi Seaside Park” is a national park located in Higashi Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture.
The park boasts a total area of about 300 hectares and offers a variety of enjoyable ways depending on the season.
In autumn, they held the Uminaka Flower Festival, where people can enjoy colorful flowers.
Various events are scheduled to be held from Saturday, October 5 to Monday, November 4.
Enjoy the vividly blooming autumn flowers
The Uminaka Flower Festival is held every autumn.
This is a ceremony of flowers that bloom in autumn all over the vast site.
It is a festival of flowers where autumn flowers are in full bloom throughout the vast site.
There is also an area where autumn cherry blossoms and blooming cosmos bloom all over, so you can enjoy flower carpets, enjoy the contrast with the blue sky, and find your favorite spot.
One of them is Hana no Oka(flower hill), where 1 million cosmos and 5,000 Kokia plants bloom from early October to late October.
A fantastic world is spreading like a flower garden in a picture book.
Kokia are planted around ponds and fountains around the “rainbow and colorful flower beds”.
Kokia, which gradually turns red from green, is one of the attractions that you can enjoy the gradation depending on the day you visit.
You can enjoy from various angles, such as the color of Kokia and the collaboration with the fountain.
In addition, there are flower beds that can enjoy colorful celosia and cosmos, and flower beds that express the Hakata Ori pattern with marigolds and zinnia, so you can enjoy autumn flowers everywhere.
Autumn roses are available from late October
Between late October and mid-November, the rose and flower museum will be filled with 1,200 shares of approximately 220 varieties.
It can also be seen in spring in the Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, but autumn rose orchards are also recommended.
Each rose has its own distinctive flavor, such as a sweet aroma or a slight spicy smell.
Even though it is a rose, it does not smell as intense as perfume, but heals the heart with a soft scent.
At the same time, events are being held, and the general election for the aroma of roses is being held.
Would you like to find one of your favorites out of about 220 varieties and vote?
Autumn 2019, a general election for the selection of roses with aroma
Hold from October 19 (Saturday) to November 4 (Monday)
Hour: 10:30 to 15:30
Location: Rose Garden
Fee: Free (by admission fee)
Not just flowers! Healing space “Animal Forest”
After enjoying the flowers of autumn, you can also come into contact with a lovely animal.
Some animals cannot meet depending on the weather or the date and time, but there are about 500 animals from 50 species.
Various events are held during the Uminaka Flower Festival, including the “Animal Friendship Square” where you can touch goats and tortoise, horse riding experience at ponies, animal feeding, and experiences.
In the event of feeding animals at the event, you can feed capybara and squirrel monkeys.
The squatting and cheerful animals are so cute that you will smile involuntarily.
Fatigue can be healed by touching these animals.
<Uminaka Flower Festival/Animal Forest Only Event>
*Ponny riding experience
Hours: (1) 10:30 to 11:30 (2) 12:00 to 13:00 (3) 13:30 to 14:30 (4) 15:00 to 16:00
Number and capacity of 20 students each time (for sixth graders from infants to elementary school)
Expenses for participation: 300 yen (by admission fee)
*Animal Friendship Square
Free participation fee (by admission fee)
*Animal feeding and experience
Hours: From 15:00 to 16:00 (Scheduled)
Free participation fee (by admission fee)
Terminated as soon as the food is no longer available
Basic information on Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
Address: 18-25, Nishi-Tozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
Phone number: 092-603-1111
For trains: 10 minutes’ walk from Nishitozaki Station on JR Kashii Line
For buses: 3 minutes’ walk from “Marine World Nakamichi” in the bars 18A-21 or 21B bus in front of Tenjin Post Office
9:30 to 17:30, From March 1 to 31 October
9:30 to 17:00, From November 1 to the end of February
Fee: 450 yen for adults (aged 15 or older) and 210 yen for elderly (aged 65 or older) and no charge for junior high school students or younger
Information as of October 2019. Please refer to the official website for the latest information.