Wisteria Tunnel, Japan
For already many centuries Japanese people are known for their huge respect toward gardens and nature. Gardens in Japan tend to represent miniaturized world and harmony, and gardening traditions are strongly related to the culture, customs and ceremonies as well. There are many gardens to visit in Japan and it is undoubted that each on of them will take your breath away by their beauty and complexity since the way every tiny detail has been carefully thought out is truly impressive, but this time we would like to introduce you to one particular garden with one particularly amazing feature – Wisteria Tunnel in Kawachi Fuji Gardens.
For those who do not know much about wisterias or have not seen any in their life, a brief explanation could be useful. Basically, wisteria is a flowering plant that comes from the pea family. Of course, most of the westerners have not seen this marvelous plant since it mainly grows in Eastern countries – China, Japan, Eastern United States etc. Flowering wisterias come usually in bright purple color plus their vines are able to grow 20m high and once they bloom they become incredibly beauteous.
For Japanese the natural pulchritude of wisterias has inspired many forms of art and this is also the reason why resplendent Wisteria Tunnel was created. Around 150 wisteria flowering plants have been set there and they are of a high variety in terms of species. You will see not only purple and violet wisterias but white, pink and even blue as well. The mix of the colors and particularly refreshing surroundings that have been created in the garden will make you want to stick there for a bit longer than just a short walk for sure.
The advised time of visiting the tunnel is from late April till the middle of May; however, this strongly depends on the weather conditions. Of course, it is very difficult to properly enjoy the site if the plants are not bloomed so we suggest you to look up for the information on the internet about the situation on the gardens or ask the tourism authorities for additional information.
How To Get To Wisteria Tunnel
Wisteria Tunnel is a part of Kawachi Fuji Gardens, which are situated in the city of Kitakyushu. It takes about 5 hours to be reached from Tokyo. Once you have reached JR Yahata train station, you can take the bus number 56. You will find the gardens being located about 10 min walk away from Kawachi Elementary School bus stop.