Tunnels of wisteria blooms the length of a football field highlight one of Japan's most spectacular gardens.
Located in the hills south of Kitakyushu, the Kawachi Fujien is best known for its two 100-meter-long wisteria tunnels through which you can walk. Numerous species are shown here, which are as diverse as white or dark purple The garden is open to the public twice a year: once during the wisteria season in spring and once in autumn.
Opens exclusively during the wisteria season (mid-April to mid-May) and autumn season (mid-Nov to early Dec) – see official site schedule.
In spring in particular, the garden's main season falls during the so-called Golden Week, during which many Japanese people go on vacation. As a result, the garden can get full very quickly. So you should definitely have enough time with you to be able to discover everything in peace.
In addition to the tunnels, there are also numerous trees that together form a huge roof of hanging flowers. A vantage point at the top of the hillside garden offers a beautiful view of the sea of wisteria and the surrounding valley, which is also known for its bamboo groves.
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