Tristan Scholze

Mt. Iwara Plum Blossoms

Ume highlight a late winter nature hike

Tristan Scholze   - 1 min read

Even in late winter, beauty at the micro level can be found throughout Fukuoka’s countryside. February marks the coming of ume, or plum (apricot) blossoms here, bringing forth bursts of white, yellow, and pink. I took a drive toward the mountains southwest of Fukuoka City, wandering along the foothills until the road came to an end near Zuibai-ji, a small temple. There are several trails here, including ones to the peak, though I opted for the short nature walk on this day. Also in the vicinity are Zuibaiji Dam and a campground with cabins for rent, Zuibaiji Yama no Ie.

井原山自然歩道—Iwarayama Shizen Hodou—Mt. Iwara Nature Path
瑞梅寺—ZuibaijiZuibai Temple

Tristan Scholze

Tristan Scholze @tristan.scholze

I'm also known as Faer Out. I love learning about people and nature. I've traveled around the world and throughout Japan, and I hope to continue seeing and experiencing the wonder of this planet as long as I live.Based in Japan for nearly two decades, I'm the Regional Partner here for Fukuoka and...