Kawachi Wisteria Garden
Stunning gradations of wisteria flower tunnels
The Kawachi Wisteria Garden was selected as one of the “31 Most Beautiful Places in Japan” by the U.S. news channel CNN in 2015. Its main attraction is the beautiful shades of wisteria flower tunnels. The garden is privately owned by founder Masao Higuchi and his family, who have been devoting themselves to growing wisteria flowers with great care and a deep love for over 50 years. As you walk through the beautiful blossoming wisteria trees of 22 different varieties, their rich fragrances surround you. The garden displays different tunnels, domes, and a huge trellis draped in wisteria flowers grown with respect to the will of the founder and offering a stunning sight that you can never get tired of looking at.
In late April to mid-May, which is when the blooming is at its peak, the entire garden is filled with a sweet scent and gradations of different shades of color of 22 blossoming wisteria varieties, including Nodanaga, Kuchi Beni, purple-red, red and white. Although the garden was opened in 1977, it became widely known in 2015 when it was selected as one of the “31 Most Beautiful Places in Japan” by CNN news channel. The huge Nodanaga wisteria trellis of over 3,000 square meters and the two 80-meter- and 110-meter-long wisteria tunnels are well-tended and truly breathtaking. Also, be sure not to miss the lush greenery of the maple leaves that contrast beautifully with the purple flowers.
|Name||Kawachi Wisteria Garden|
|Address||2-2-48 Kawachi, Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka|
|Access||Approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the Otani IC on the Kitakyushu Urban Expressway
Approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the Sanji IC on the Kitakyushu Urban Expressway
|Business Hours||Wisteria: Late April to early May, 8:00 to 18:00
Autumn leaves: Mid-November to early December, 9:00 to 17:00
|Admission||Wisteria: Adults (18 years and older): 1,000 yen to 1,500 yen (the prices include presale ticket fee) *1 *2
Autumn leaves: Adults (18 years and older): 500 yen *3
*1 A presale ticket (500 yen) sold at convenience stores is required to enter the garden. Entry without a presale ticket is not permitted.
*2 Fee varies depending on the flower condition.
*3 For each attending adult, up to two persons younger than high school students can enter free.