The first highlight of “Kawachi Wisteria Garden” (Kawachi Fujien) is the “Winter Flower Tunnel” that comes into your eyes as you enter. The wisteria flower tunnel, which is colored with a gradient like watercolors, is a unique beauty. When you see the wonderful sight of flowers in different colors, you will be moved so much that you will not be able to move forward from the entrance. There are two 80m and 110m tunnels in wisteria, but they both offer similar scenic views, so you can come in from either.
The admission fee is 500 yen at the beginning of the bloom and 1500 yen at the best time (free for high school students and below), and fluctuates depending on the flowering situation. If the admission fee is 1,500 yen, it means that you could visit at the most beautiful time.
In the wisteria tunnel, you can enjoy various kinds and various colored wisteria flowers. Enjoy the entire gradation at the entrance, and walk slowly and enjoy each of the wisteria flowers.
The wisteria flower tunnel is crowded, but it is not enough to be swept away by people, so you can enjoy flowers at your own pace. They are really well maintained and the one bunch is very beautiful. You can relax more than you can imagine while enjoying the scent of wisteria.
There is also a dome-like wisteria trellis on the way to the large wisteria trellis through the tunnel. From inside the small entrance, you can enjoy 360 degree flower views.
There are also many maple trees around the wisteria trellis, and in May you can also enjoy the beautiful fresh green.
This is a wonderful view, so many tourists from home and abroad will visit the garden. It was natural that the road to Kawachi Wisteria Garden in the mountains would be heavily congested. Therefore, the admission method has been changed for the purpose of alleviating traffic congestion and promoting smooth traffic, and for the purpose of having people appreciate the wisteria without stress. The period of time before and after the spring holidays has been changed to a system for purchasing advance tickets sold at convenience stores.
Details are carefully explained on the official website, so it is recommended that you plan on confirmation. From Japan Railway Yahata Station, the shuttle bus also operates during the period. The first bus at 9:00 and the last at 3:00. It seems to be operated at intervals of 2 to 4 per hour.
Please enjoy with your own eyes “the most beautiful wisteria tunnel in Japan” and “large wisteria trellis” on a large scale.
10 Beautiful Places in the World that Actually Exist
Kitakyushu city has wonderful wisteria garden that Japan is proud of. Previously it was a famous place among people who really know. It became a great reputation by being elected to “10 Beautiful Places in the World that Actually Exist” in 2012 and further to “Japan’s 31 most beautiful places” selected by CNN USA by 2015. There are many tourists from home and abroad now. Kawachi Wisteria Garden of about 10,000 square meters is a spot that you can enjoy twice a year, in which 22 different wisteria blossom in spring and colored leaves can be enjoyed in autumn. In addition, here is an unusual system that admission fee changes depending on the flowering situation.
This garden is inconvenient to get to. The fragrant wisteria tunnel, the most stunning display at the Kawachi Fujien Garden, makes you feel like walking in fairyland.
The garden displays about 150 wisteria plants of 22 different species. It hosts the annual Wisteria Festival at the end of April, when the flowers are in full bloom.
Actually, this flower park never advertise themselves. Because master of this garden is afraid wisteria being hurt by increasing tourists.
One of the Japan’s 31 most beautiful places
“Kawachi – Fujien” in Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka, which was chosen as one of the “Japan’s 31 most beautiful places” by CNN America and attracted attention, is the sightseeing spot which many tourists visit from within the country and abroad.
The paradise dream
This wisteria garden opened by Masao Higuchi (the deceased) in 1977, which bluish violet, pink, and white, more than 100 wisteria of 22 kinds are blooming proudly in the site of approximately 10,000 square meters, is the paradise dream.
The most beautiful wisteria-trellis on behalf of Japan
This place is said to be a famous spot of wisteria as “the most beautiful wisteria-trellis” on behalf of Japan. There are two kinds of wisteria-trellis approximately 220 meters long and 80 meters. They are not advertising it, in addition the opening period of the garden is short. Nevertheless, it continues attracting a person because of its superb view overwhelming visitors.
Opening period of the garden
The wisteria come to full bloom from the end of April to the middle of May, and it is the peak of the autumn leaves in the end of November.
Opening period of the garden
Wisteria : The middle of April to the middle of May
Autumn leaves : The middle of November to the early in December
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Kawachi Wisteria Garden (Kawachi Fujien)|
|Adresse:||Kawachi 2-2-48 Kitakyushu Yahatahigashi-ku, Fukuoka 805-0045 Japan|
|Access:||JR Kagoshima-honsen Line “Yahata-eki Station” (25 minutes by car)|
|Price:||There is a variation in this garden’s admission fee according to the season.|
500 - 1,500 yen (Adult)
Free (High School Students or Under)
Please refer the official web page.