Nokonoshima Island, Fukuoka

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Enjoy a relaxing day out in nature with family and friends on Nokonoshima Island, enjoying views of Fukuoka city across Hakata Bay. A 10-minute ferry ride from Meinohama, you can find a perfect barbeque or picnic spot in vast grass expanses overlooking the sea. In the northern part of the island, reachable by bus, Nokonoshima Island Park spans around 150,000 sq m (1,614,586 sq ft) and features various flower gardens, which bloom in every season. Rapeseed, daffodils, mustard, red-blossomed plums, azaleas, oranges, lemon, corn poppies and, of course, cherries, take their turn to blossom year-round. Choose between shops and restaurants on the island. Nokonoshima Island is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Fukuoka Edition.
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  • Of our three-day getaway to Fukuoka, the day we went to Nokonoshima was our favorite. I went with my four kids, and we had so much fun, it didn’t feel like we had long enough. Our hotel was in Tenjin,...  more »
  • Explored the park on the island! Lots of flower and some small animals! Good place to spend a day on! My hotel was in Tenjin so I had to take a bus to take a ferry and then a bus again to reach the pa...  more »
  • Take children to play well in the municipal ferry from meinohama. Insufficient length of stay this time, looked at the island from the coast road 100. Island Park observation tower of the old leave. The appearance of the old island.
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  • Was here during our Nov~Dec 2016 Japan trip. A very quiet and beautiful Island which I immediately fall in love with. Heartfelt tranquility and the peacefulness of this Island as it was not the flower blooming season yet; in which will normally be flooded with tourists from all over the world (March - April)
  • Island getaway 15' ferry away from Fukuoka. Many small cove beaches, nice place to spend time with nature. Buses along island ring are free.
  • Beautiful. Go early on weekday
  • Nice place to spend your spring, summer and fall season together with your family. Located near from Fukuoka city. If you plan to have an outdoor picnic, dont forget to bring enough bento (food).
  • Came to this island in Jul 2017. The Nokonoshima Island Park was worth visiting with very nice greenery and flowers (depending on the season different flowers will be blooming). Unfortunately the sunflowers were not in full bloom yet when we were there. There were also rabbit and goat enclosures (you can buy feed to feed them) as well as Noko-Noko ball that you can play with your friends for a fee (similar to golf but much bigger balls). They even provided free rainbow umbrellas for your use in the park. Spent 2hrs at this park. You can take the island bus at the pier to the park direct. Pls check the bus timings as they are quite infrequent. There was a bayside beach too but we did not go as we were not in proper wear (we did see many people proceeding to the beach though). If you are intending to hike on this island I would discourage it as the map they provided is not very useful for navigation, the signage provided are few and confusing, and the GPS is not very accurate at times for your current location. The island sights that they mentioned on the map were not fantastic in actual. We tried hiking but gave up after 1.5hr as we reached many dead-ends and there were wild boars and fierce dogs. I do not recommend unless there is nothing to do or you like the flower in season very much. If you intend to go, you can take bus 312 from Hakata terminal direct to the Meinohama pier.
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