The Japanese town of Kitakyushu, which is a 4-hour drive from Tokyo, is famous for its Kawachi Fuji Garden, one of the main attractions of which is the Wisteria Tunnel.
The height of the plant can reach 15 meters, which allows you to create flower compositions of various forms: on the territory of the gardens there are not only wisteria tunnels, but also tents and hinged roofs, as if created by nature.
The main attraction of the Kawachi Fuji Flower Garden is the Wisteria Tunnel, covered with a rare variety of double petal wisteria and covering an area of 1000 m². When you enter the tunnel during its flowering, you seem to find yourself in a fairy tale, slowly strolling in the center of a fascinating rainbow of flowers.The peak of the season – Golden Week – traditionally falls on the end of April. The Wisteria Festival is held annually from 27 to 29 April.
Access : Coordinates: 33.831787, 130.792506 / Kitakyushu is located in Fukuoka Prefecture, in the north of Kyushu island, 1026 km southwest of Tokyo /
You can get from the center of Kitakyushu to Kawachi Fuji Gardens by a rented car along Route 62. Travel time is no more than 15 minutes. / By bus : Bus number 56 runs from Yahata train station, you need to get off at the stop at the Kawachi Elementary School. Then 10-15 minutes walk to the gardens.
- The most picturesque landscapes of flower gardens are available for inspection and leisurely walks for only a month: from mid-April to mid-May.
- Wisteria, or Wisteria, is one of the most popular plants in Japan, which is in no way inferior to the famous sakura. It belongs to the same genus of woody shrubs as grapes. Wisteria flowers are collected in large inflorescences of various colors: purple, white, blue, purple or pink. Some varieties have a subtle sweetish aroma.
- The best time to visit the tunnel and garden is from late April to mid-May, when the plants are in full bloom.
Note : Kawachi Fuji is a private park that costs from during the wisteria season is 500 yen, 1000 yen or 1500 yen depending on the state of the season.
opening hours : The garden is open from 8:00 to 18:00 during the wisteria season (mid April to mid May) and from 9:00 to 17:00 during the autumn color season (mid November to early December).
Important: Advance reservations are required during the peak season in spring!
Activities : sightseeing / photo opportunities, you can take stunning photographs / Long distance walking / snapping selfies.
Go next : Explore Kitakyushu : the northernmost city of Kyushu : Moji Port – Waterfront area , Kokura Castle , Tanga Market : Local market street in the city center.