The golden seal (“kin-in” in Japanese) of “The King of Japan of the Chinese Colony” was discovered in 1784 at Shika Island. Kin-in Park was erected in commemoration of this event. This golden seal was said to be given by Emperor Guangwu of the later Han period to the envoy from Na, a country which existed in ancient Japan. It has been designated as a national treasure and is displayed at Fukuoka City Museum.
Kin-in Park is surrounded by a lots of cherry blossom trees and provides a wonderful view when bloom beautifully during spring. A great view of the Hakata Bay can also be seen from the park.
(Photo courtesy: wikipedia)
・City ferry: 28 minutes from Bayside Place Hakata Wharf to Shika Island
・Nishitetsu Bus: Ride bus numbers 1 or 21 heading for “Kin-in Tsuka.”