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Kitakyushu City Kawachi Fuji Garden Wisterias Blossom

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Kitakyushu City Kawachi Fuji Garden Wisterias Blossom

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2-2-46 Kawachi, Yawatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu 805-0045 Fukuoka Prefecture
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Kokura still has many historic spots such as a castle, a castle town, historic streets, and traditional market but it also has modern structures like a commercial building, huge factories, modern market, and so on. You will appreciate the beautiful mix of traditional and modern life on this tour!<br><br> The attraction of the tour is a unique walk-and-eat experience at a market where monks of temples used to live. You will serve rice in a bowl and put a piece of raw fish, meat, and other side dishes yourself! <br><br> You will also visit a modern market, amusement district, Kokura Castle, a beautiful garden, and a hidden spot where you can have a panoramic view of factories in Kitakyushu!
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Fitcat wrote a review Mar 2020
Hong Kong, China7 contributions2 helpful votes
It is a small, privately owned farm garden. Quite primitive and not much inside. Don't expect to have a cafe or restaurant, not even a pavilion. Having said that, it is still pleasant to walk around if the wisteria is in its season. The season is around end of April but the best lasts only about a week or two. The problem is that you cannot fore tell exactly when until about a week beforehand as published on their website. The owner is very honest and charge the entrance according to the quality of blooming. Japanese are very keen on this and on full bloom days it is quite crowded and need to limit visitors. For overseas visitors I suggest you allow a flexible week and spend the other days at Aso, Yufuin, Beppu, Kumamoto or Fukuoka, checking daily and jump to it once you feel the time is right. The experience during peak season is immaculate and worth the trip. The location is pretty remote without much public transport (although some very limited special bus service may be available). Self drive is highly recommended.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Mariana Soziopo... S wrote a review Aug 2019
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The park is in fact beautiful and the wisteria hanging from the beams are incredible, a sight not to be forgotten, but I was expecting a larger park with more flowers and areas to sit down and appreciate the view. The most important thing however, for those interested in visiting, is to make sure you head there during the peak of blooming, otherwise you won't be able to see any of the beauty you're expecting to. The downside is that the blooming coincides with Golden Week, which means, it's always packed during blooming season. It's still worth the visit though. There's a free shuttle from the closest station, but the line is huge, so be sure to get there with time. To see the park it should take no longer than 1h, so calculate the time considering that. Ah, I wasn't able to find any restaurants or cafes around since the area is very secluded, so make sure to bring a snack, especially if you're traveling with children or intend to spend hours there.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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World_explorer_HK wrote a review May 2019
HK905 contributions119 helpful votes
Although there are wisteria trees around, having a garden full of it makes it a beautiful excursion. However, one must plan the trip carefully because it is seasonal, the best time to view is from mid April to early May. Best to check out their website before going. Also, during peak hours, you need to pre-book tickets otherwise you won't be able to go it. I was there one day before closing so it was not crowded and it was best even though the bloom has already past its best.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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jmcagod wrote a review May 2019
Calgary, Canada9 contributions9 helpful votes
We booked our reservation at Japanican website - their sale starts at March (I booked on March 3rd) I was so excited to see the Wisterias but the day before we head there (April 25, 2019), I checked Instagram to see current updates and saw that they are still not in full bloom ='( little to none is blooming at that time. :( We decided not to go (We were staying at Hiroshima). Next time, I hope to see Wisteria in this place..
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Sheena C. wrote a review May 2019
Subang Jaya, Malaysia7 contributions8 helpful votes
1) Day of visit: 11th May 2019 (The final day to visit was 12th May 2019) 2) The best time to visit/view the wisterias in full bloom is over, there is no need to pre-purchase tickets (Can purchase on the site for 500 yen per person) 3) There is no shuttle to the place if you're visiting outside the Golden Week. Taxi is the only option. (Paid roughly 3k yen each way, our taxi driver was very nice and waited there for us for about an hour to fetch us back to the Yahata Train station) 4) Though the dome area was already wilted, there was other areas that still had beautiful wisterias in full bloom. 5) There are bees flying about, but they are harmless. The smell of the wisteria is quite strong.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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