After months and months of wanting to go, I finally managed to visit Nokonoshima recently!
About 8 months ago, I saw a photograph of Nokonoshima and immediately thought that I had to visit there one day, and around a week ago, I finally did!
I visited with my girlfriend, and when we arrived at Nokonoshima, we had our first problem. Should we walk to the Island Park, or catch a bus?We decided to walk, and I’m glad we did! The walk was peaceful, and there were many beautiful sights that we would not have seen if we caught the bus.
Before coming to Nokonoshima, I didn’t actually do any research. All I had seen was a beautiful photograph of a field of flowers, so I wasn’t really sure what there was to do at the Island Park. It turned out there was quite a lot! From restaurants, croquet (Noko-noko-ball), gift shops, all the way to animal pens where you could feed goats!
Walking in the Island Park was really fun, and very relaxing. One of my favourite things to do is just walk around parks in Fukuoka, and this was definitely the best up until now!
My girlfriend wanted to see the Rapeseed Blossoms (菜の花), which were at the end of the Island Park, so we slowly made our way there.
Once we arrived, I saw, quite possibly, the most beautiful sight I had ever seen in my life.
The flowers were like an ocean of yellow. I had never seen anything even close to this before, so seeing this field of flowers really was something truly special.
I’m really having trouble describing it with words. It’s something you have to see for yourselves, so if you haven’t seen them yet, you definitely should!
After we arrived, we decided it was time to eat, and being the Australian that I am, I had to eat barbeque!
It was a bit expensive (2700 yen each), but worth it.
The restaurant was right next to the blossoms. I felt like an Australian again. Sitting next to beautiful scenery, beer in hand and meat on the barbie! (barbeque)
The food was delicious, and I wanted to order more, but I couldn’t afford it…
The barbeque set came with beef, pork skewers, chicken skewers, sausage, onigiri, squid, scallops and vegetables.
After our stomachs were full, we did another lap of the park to see everything it had to offer. There was a light-up of the Nanohana field in the evening, so we waited until sunset and walked back.
It was beautiful at night, but I think I preferred it during the day with the sun lighting up the flowers.