Uminonakamichi Seaside Park (海の中道海浜公園, Uminonakamichi Kaihin Kōen) is a huge, sprawling park located outside Fukuoka, Kyushu. The park has many sections: areas of different flower arrangements like the Rose Garden, Hydrangea Path; wooded areas like Forest of Seasons; children’s area, petting zoo etc.
The park is really huge and it is a bit too big to see every area by foot. There are bicycles available for rent at the entrance to the park and there are lovely cycling lanes throughout the park that connect all the areas and go through various arrangements. There is also a train service that goes around the park. But,cycling is the best way to get around as you can see all the areas at your own leisure.
There are hundreds of flowers in beautifully arranged landscapes and settings which make for a fairytale-like setting. There are also many seating areas hidden in nooks and corners which are quite wonderful if you want to relax.
Doesn’t this look like a part of a fairy wood?
My most favourite part of the park was the flower hill…a sprawling hill covered in delicate blue flowers. It brought to mind old English gardens!
The park can be easily accessed through the JR Kashii Line at the Uminonakamichi Station which is just outside the entrance to the park. The station too is a lovely, quaint little building. The park also has an area for eating with a food court sort of setup. There is an aquarium opposite the park, Marine World Uminonakamichi. But I did not visit the aquarium as I was having too much fun in the park itself.
The day spent at this park was hugely enjoyable and a peaceful one. The park is incredibly beautiful and so wide that at times you feel like you are in a world of your own!