Cosmos

This is the season to enjoy cosmos. Let me introduce you to two spots conveniently located from Ogori Station.

コスモス

(1) Cosmos Park Kitano
Kitano is a small park located adjacent to a river. It has a grass field and is equipped with playground equipment. You can also relax in the shade by the trees. Every October, the park plays host to a Cosmos Festival with events ranging from Japanese Taiko drums concerts to a cosmos wedding. The northern part of the park along the river levee has a four-km path where you can enjoy about 500,000 cosmos shrubs.

Access: About a ten-minute walk from Nishitetsu Railways Amagi Line, Kitano Station

(2) Kirin Beer, Fukuoka Plant, Kirin Gardens
This garden is right in front of the Kirin Beer, Fukuoka plant. In October, more than ten million red, white and pink cosmos bloom and the plant hosts events accordingly. The garden also has “Restaurant Kirin Beer Farm” where you can taste different types of beer such as the Genghis Khan. You can even take a tour of the Kirin Beer Fukuoka Plant where beer tasting is available.

Access:
About 15 minute walk from Tachiarai Station on Amagi Line

Hours:
9:30 to 15:00 (Closes at 15:00. You must enter at least 70 minutes before the closing hour since the tour takes 70 minutes.)

Admissions:
Free

Holiday:
Every Monday. If Monday is a holiday, Tuesday will be closed as well.