Late Apr
Mid May

Wisteria Season at Myofukuji Temple

Shades of purple from a 750 year old tree

By Kim    - 1 min read
Venue: Myofukuji Temple, Chiba When: Late Apr - Mid May 2022

Chiba's Myofukuji Temple is often referred to as the wisteria temple courtesy of a 750 year old wisteria tree on the grounds, and in typical years a festival is held while the flowers are blooming. Even though the festival isn't on the cards for 2021, the floral beauty can still be enjoyed.

Usually the best time to see the wisteria at their best is from mid April through to early May. Like any flower event, this can be subject to fluctuation depending on blooming conditions, so be sure to check the official temple website before you stop by. They post regular updates about how the wisteria are looking so that visitors can best plan their trip.

Getting there

Myofukuji Temple is located around 5 minutes on foot from Choshi Station, which is served by the Sobu Main Line, the Narita Line, and the Chōshi Electric Railway Line.

For those who opt to drive to the area, there is no dedicated parking lot at the temple. It's recommended to park at one of the paid parking lots by Choshi Station and walk over.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Sleiman Azizi 3 weeks ago
750 years old....
Elena Lisina 3 weeks ago
Fuji impressed me most of all, especially in Ashikaga Flower Park!
Kim Author 3 weeks ago
Oh yes! That's a very famous spot for them!