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Fukuoka Nanohana Guide 2024

As the first green shoots of spring emerge and vivid yellow blooms begin to punctuate the landscape, the arrival of spring becomes palpable for many. The delicate nanohana, or rapeseed flowers, may appear modest individually, but when they flourish along roadsides or across fields, they conjure the beauty of a sprawling yellow carpet under the sky. This scene offers a delightful combination of blue skies, yellow blooms, and, in certain locales, the added charm of cherry blossoms’ pink hues.

The nanohana viewing season spans a relatively long period, from February through April. Given that peak bloom times vary depending on the location, it’s advisable to consult the latest updates on official websites or social media for bloom statuses before planning your visit.
Fukuoka Nanohana Guide 2024 Google Map

Nanohana in Harazuru Farm Station Basaro, 道の駅「原鶴」ファームステーションバサロの菜の花

Nanohana Viewing Spots near Fukuoka
Fukuoka City (2)
Itoshima City (1)
Koga City (1)
Dazaifu City (2)
Asakura City (1)
Takeo City, Saga (1)

Fukuoka City

Nokonoshima Island Park

Nokonoshima Island, floating in Hakata Bay, stands out as a celebrated destination for flower enthusiasts. Nestled at its core, Nokonoshima Island Park is a verdant sanctuary offering the chance to revel in a myriad of flowers that bloom in succession over the seasons. Springtime is especially enchanting, with the park adorned by nearly 250,000 nanohana (rapeseed flowers), encompassing both early and late bloomers, complemented by the blossoming of about 200 cherry trees.

Nanohana in Nokonoshima Island Park, のこのしまアイランドパークの菜の花

• Season: (Early blooming) mid-Feb. ~ mid-Apr., (late blooming) early Mar. ~ mid-Apr.
• Open: 9:00~17:30, Sun. & hol. 9:00~18:30
• Admission: ¥1,200, JHS and ES ¥600, 3 y.o. and older ¥400
• Parking: ¥510/day at the Nokonoshima Ferry drop-off point
Nokonoshima, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka
• Access: approx. 10 min. by ferry from Meinohama (one-way: ¥260, child ¥130), approx. 13 min. by Nishitetsu bus from the Noko Ferry Terminal

Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

Flanked by Hakata Bay and the Genkai Sea, Uminonakamichi Seaside Park is a sprawling national park, boasting a vast 350 hectares rich in natural beauty. Throughout the year, the park offers visitors the chance to appreciate an array of seasonal flowers, in addition to encounters with friendly animals such as guinea pigs and capybaras. Cultivating four varieties of nanohana (rapeseed flowers)—Fushimi Kanzaki, Hanakanzashi, Hanaguruma, and Hanamatsuri—amounting to a total of 150,000 plants, the park becomes a vibrant spectacle. By late March, the scenic display is further enhanced by the simultaneous blooming of cherry blossoms, creating a captivating blend of colors and fragrances.

Nanohana in Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, 国営海の中道海浜公園の菜の花

• Season: Late Dec.~ late Mar.
• Hours: Mar. ~ Oct. 9:30~17:30, Nov. ~ Feb. 9:30~17:00
• Admission fee: ¥450, 65 y.o. & up ¥210, free for JHS and under
• Parking: ¥530/day
18-25 Saitozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka
• Access: A short walk from JR Saitozaki Sta.

Itoshima City

Fukufuku no Sato

At “Fukufuku no Sato,” visitors have the unique opportunity to purchase fresh, locally-sourced produce directly from the growers of Itoshima and its environs. Come spring, the serene rice fields facing the store burst into a vibrant yellow spectacle with nearly 40,000 nanohana (rapeseed) flowers in bloom, creating a breathtaking natural carpet. This scene is made even more picturesque by the proximity of the JR Chikuhi Line, which runs alongside the fields, and the presence of Kawazu cherry blossoms adorning the parking area, crafting an idyllic, photogenic backdrop. Guests are encouraged to enjoy a picnic amidst the blossoming nanohana, enriching their experience with Itoshima’s famed local delicacies available from the direct sales outlet. An anticipated highlight is the nanohana picking event, offering a hands-on experience for a nominal fee of ¥120 per bag, promising a memorable day out in the heart of nature’s splendor.

Nanohana in Fukufuku no Sato, 福ふくの里の菜の花

Nanohana Guide, 福岡菜の花ガイド

• Season: Mid-Feb. ~ late Apr.
• Open: 9:00~17:00
• Parking: Free
6336 Nijo-fukui, Itoshima City, Fukuoka
• Access: 15 min. on foot from JR Fukuyoshi Sta.

Nanohana in bloom in Itoshima (Feb. 26, 2019)


Koga City

Nanohana Road

This popular picnic spot boasts over 5,000,000 nanohana on a field measuring approximately 60,000 m2 spreading out like a huge yellow carpet. Their website is updated with current flowering status each week. The Nanohana Festival will be held on Mar 3 (Sun.) from 10:00 to 15:00, with sales of local agricultural products and stage events.

Nanohana in Nanohana Road, なの花の道の菜の花

• Season: Early Mar. ~ late Mar.
• Parking: Free
Mushirouchi, Koga City, Fukuoka
• Access: 5 min. by car via Koga IC (Kyushu Expressway)

Dazaifu City

Kanzeonji Temple

Founded in 746 and steeped in more than 1200 years of history, Kanzeonji Temple is celebrated for its stunning displays of nanohana in the spring and cosmos flowers in the autumn. Home to what is considered Japan’s oldest national treasure, the “Bonsho” temple bell, this temple also houses numerous significant cultural assets. Each spring, the eastern precincts of this illustrious temple are blanketed in yellow, as roughly 3,000 square meters of land come alive with the vibrant hues of nanohana flowers.

Nanohana in Kanzeonji Temple, 観世音寺の菜の花

• Season: Late Mar. ~ early Apr.
• Parking: Free (Kanzeonji Temple)
5-6-1 Kanzeonji, Dazaifu City, Fukuoka
• Access: 10 min. on foot from Nishitetsu Gojo Sta.

Mizuki Fortress Ruins

Built in 664, the Mizuki Fortress Ruins are notable for their extensive 1.2 km long earthen ramparts that have withstood the test of time. Under the canopy of cherry blossoms, a vast expanse of nanohana flowers unfolds, creating a stunning visual contrast each spring. Beside these historic ruins, the Mizukikan offers visitors a chance to delve into the rich history of Mizuki Fortress Ruins, enhancing the experience with educational insights.

Nanohana in Mizuki Fortress Ruins, 水城跡の菜の花

• Season: Late Mar. ~ early Apr.
• Open: 9:00~16:30 (Mizukikan)
• Closed (Mizukikan): Mon. (open if Mon. is a hol. and closed the next day) *the garden area never closes
• Parking: Free
1 Mizuki, Dazaifu City, Fukuoka
• Access: 20 min. on foot from Nishitetsu Tofurō-Mae Sta.

Asakura City

Harazuru Farm Station Basaro

Located near Harazuru Farm Station Basaro (a roadside rest area), this field of 600,000 nanohana is replanted every year by the staff – their efforts create a beautiful scene which visitors from in and outside the prefecture journey to visit. Enjoy a soak at nearby Harazuru Onsen and browse for omiyage at Basaro before taking in the view of nanohana. Flowering status can be checked on their official Instagram site.

Nanohana in Harazuru Farm Station Basaro, 道の駅「原鶴」ファームステーションバサロの菜の花

Nanohana in Harazuru Farm Station Basaro, 道の駅「原鶴」ファームステーションバサロの菜の花

• Season : Mid-Feb. ~ late Feb.
• Parking: Free
1665-1 Haki-kugumiya, Asakura City, Fukuoka
• Access: 5 min. by car via Haki IC (Oita Expressway) or after getting off at JR Chikugo Yoshii Sta., 10 min. by taxi (approx. 4 km)

Takeo City, Saga

Baba no Yamazakura

Here at Baba no Yamazakura, a place known for its fresh air and water, a 120-year-old sakura tree grows on a small hill surrounded by a yellow carpet of nanohana flowers in spring. The sakura tree is also a designated natural monument of Takeo City. On a clear day, the pink petals of sakura combined with yellow nanohana and the blue sky make for a picturesque view not to be missed.

Nanohana in Baba no Yamazakura, 馬場の山桜の菜の花

• Season: (Sakura) mid-Mar. ~ early Apr., (Nanohana) mid-Mar. ~ mid-Apr.
• Parking: None
21316 Mateno, Takeuchi-cho, Takeo City, Saga
• Access: approx. 20 min. by car via Takeo Kitagata IC (Kyushu Expressway)

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Originally written in March 2016, updated March 2024.
NOTE: The information presented here was gathered and summarized by the Fukuoka Now staff. While we have done our best to check for accuracy, there is a possibility of error and facility details may change. If you notice any errors or changes, please contact us. This report was originally written in March of 2016.

Nanohana in Harazuru Farm Station Basaro, 道の駅「原鶴」ファームステーションバサロの菜の花

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Fukuoka Prefecture
Published: Feb 6, 2024 / Last Updated: Feb 16, 2024

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