200-meter Wisteria Tunnel in Fukui

Walk through a long tunnel looking up at lovely flowers

By Takako Sakamoto    - 1 min read

I'm a big fan of wisteria. Ever since May came I kept looking for places in Fukui where I could see them. However, when I searched on the Internet I couldn't find any places famous for these flowers. One day, when I was trying to decide where to explore, the word '200-meter wisteria corridor' hit my eyes. The homepage of Murasaki Shikibu Park writes ever so unceremoniously that there is one in the park. A 200-meter-long wisteria corridor should make the park famous for it, but it's generally unknown even to the local people. I rushed to the park of course but sadly the peak was over and only a small part of the corridor was decorated by pretty flowers about to fall to the ground. I should come back again next year for sure!

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.