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Boathouse Ohori Park 2nd Anniversary & New Swan Boats!

Cafe & restaurant ‘Boathouse Ohori Park’ located inside Ohori Park in the heart of Fukuoka City is celebrating their 2nd anniversary. Beginning today, March 10, three brand new large swan boats have been added to their fleet of rental paddleboats. The new boats comfortably seat four adults and are ideal for families to enjoy together. The fee for these new boats is ¥1,600 per 30 mins. and they can be rented on weekdays 11:00~18:00, Sat. ~ Sun. & Hol. 10:00~18:00.

And to further celebrate the arrival of Spring the high-end restaurant on the second floor, Hananoki, is holding an asparagus fair. Asparagus, a symbol of Spring in Europe is featured in abundance in several of the dishes in the course dinners and lunches. Whereas Europeans mostly enjoy white asparagus this time of year, a green asparagus sourced from select farms in Aso, Kumamoto will be used. We sampled the menu today – and trust us – they are good! Seasonal menus including a pizza-like-focaccia lunch (with salad, soup and dessert ¥1,200) are on offer at Garden Cafe on the ground floor. At the adjoining Pinkberry shop a ‘maccha & warabi parfait (¥690) is available – a Japan-only exclusive. Finally, a special seasonal bento (lunch boxes), ‘Ohori honami bento’ (¥1,100 & ¥1,600 two varieties), will be on sale between March 25 and April 9 – ideal for the upcoming hanami season!

So, after a long and chilly winter, how about an outing at Ohori Park with a ride in their new paddle boats, a meal at either the Hananoki restaurant or the Garden Cafe with stunning views of the pond and park, or enjoy one of their special bento under a cherry tree in Maizuru Park or Nishi Park. Spring has sprung!

Boathouse Ohori Park (1-3 Ohori-koen, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City)

Restaurant Hananoki
Open: 12:00~22:00 (closed: 14:00~18:00)
Closed: Monday (if Hol., next Tue.)
Tel.: 092-751-3340

Royal Garden Cafe
Open: Weekday 11:00~21:00, Sat. ~ Sun. & Hol. 9:00~21:00 (Sept. ~ Feb. close at 20:30)
Closed: Monday (if Hol., next Tue.)
Tel.: 092-406-4271

Park Shop & Pinkberry
Open: Weekday 9:00~20:00, Sat. ~ Sun. & Hol. 8:00~20:00 (Sept. ~ Feb. close at 18:00), Pinkberry opens at 10:00
Tel.: 092-406-4368

Park Boat
Open: Weekday 11:00~18:00, Sat. ~ Sun. & Hol. 10:00~18:00 (last rental 17:30)
Tel.: 092-716-9077

Fukuoka City
Published: Mar 10, 2017 / Last Updated: Jun 26, 2017