Kitakyushu City Kawachi Fuji Garden Wisterias Blossom

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Kitakyushu City Kawachi Fuji Garden Wisterias Blossom

Kitakyushu City Kawachi Fuji Garden Wisterias Blossom
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In the spring, the Kawachi Fuji Gardens open their Wisteria tunnels to the public. Wisteria, lauded in Japanese poetry, bloom strongest between April and May. The Kawachi Fuji Wisteria are especially lovely, as the hundred-year old trees are arranged to blossom around domes and trellises, with clusters of flowers hang down in delicate rows, leaving only patches of streaming sunlight in between. The magical sight attracts visitors from all over the world. Over twenty species of Wisteria compose the two main tunnels, one 260 feet long, and the other 720 feet long. Each features an explosion of petals from lavender to deep royal purple, with bursts of pink, blue, and white in between.
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ETflyer
Fukuoka, Japan28,735 contributions
Nearly blossom peak visit
Apr 2021
2021 spring blossoms were earlier than normal year, from sakura to this wisteria in Kitakyushu. We purchased advanced ticket a few days before the date, specifying the 2 hour time slot. We payed additional 1,000 yen at the entrance. Credit card was accepted this year. Walk is at least 30 minutes, maybe 1 hour duration. There was no shuttle bus operation in 2021 season. We did self drive as we had done in the past. Fortunately, it was under the sunshine. We chose 10 Am - noon slot. While we were there, we realized bloom proceeded as the temperature arose. Drive from Yahata area (AEON Mall, for instance) is 20 - 30 mins.
Written May 16, 2021
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan10,354 contributions
Beautiful park
Apr 2021 • Solo
Kawachi Wisteria Garden is one of highlights for the sightseeing in Kitakyushu. The season is at the end of April and the beginning of May. To avoid the crowds, you should obligatorily book an entrance coupon at convenience store. On a less crowded day, that coupon is used as an entrance ticket. For a crowded day, you have to pay an extra fee at the entrance gate in addition to that coupon. To access the site, the most convenient is driving a car. Otherwise, you can take a public bus from JR Yahata station, and walk about half an hour. It is not bad, and even recommendable to walk, because the way to wisteria park is a very pleasant promenade.
Written April 26, 2021
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Fitcat
Hong Kong, China7 contributions
Small private farm but spectacular during wisteria season
Apr 2019
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.
Written March 4, 2020
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Mariana Soziopo... S
13 contributions
A little smaller than expected
May 2019
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.
Written August 8, 2019
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World_explorer_HK
HK892 contributions
Beautiful wisteria garden
May 2019
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.
Written May 19, 2019
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jmcagod
Calgary, Canada9 contributions
Sad that we were not able to see the Wisteria
Apr 2019
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..
Written May 17, 2019
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Sheena C.
Subang Jaya, Malaysia7 contributions
Research before going to see the Wisterias (Blooming period)
May 2019 • Solo
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.
Written May 16, 2019
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norahyah
Chicago, IL117 contributions
Well worth the effort!
May 2019 • Couples
Getting what you want out of this garden takes a bit of planning and some luck. If you want the full effect, you have to visit when the wisterias are in full bloom, or possibly a day or two past full bloom. During peak season (full bloom) the park is quite popular and can have a lot of people in it.

I wanted to get some photos of the wisteria tunnel without people in there so we arrived right before 7. By the time we got there there are already 15-20 people lined up before the gate waiting for the park to open. All the early birds seemed to have the same idea in mind and for about 15 minutes after the park opened, people stayed in the beginning of the tunnel taking pictures. Everyone there was extremely considerate and respectful and no one walked into the tunnel until all the people in the line had a chance to photograph the tunnel.

The garden itself is beautifully designed, the wisteria just breathtaking during full bloom and so wonderfully fragrant. We were very lucky to be there on 5/5 when the day of full bloom was expected to be 5/6. If we had more time I would have wanted to return a day or two after full bloom to see if the ground is covered by petals like some picture online I have seen.

A few key things to note:

1. Make sure to pre-purchase tickets, and enter according to the date/time slot you bought, or you may be denied entry. All pre-purchased tickets cost ¥500, you will need to pay a price difference during blooming seasons (full bloom tickets are ¥1500, so you will pay an additional ¥1000 at the gate.)

2. If you want to get to the park before the crowd, make sure to get there before 7am (the park opens at 8am officially but they seem to allow people who lined up early in at around 7:30).

3. Even though the shuttle doesn’t start running until after 8, there are taxis lined up outside Yahata Station. I think our taxi to the park costed around ¥2200.
Written May 10, 2019
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Beibei2015
Hong Kong, China229 contributions
Amazing Wisteria
May 2019 • Friends
Lovely wisteria and amazing with the volumn of flowers there. It is worth for us to spend the research time to get the tickets and travel there.
Written May 9, 2019
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Artoooro
Pasieki, Poland135 contributions
Wisteria blossom
May 2019 • Family
Located in a remote area, the garden is best reached by rail from Kokura Station. You will need to alight at Yahata Station, and take a taxi to the garden (¥5000 both ways) or if you're visiting in peak season, there is a shuttle bus service running. There are two seasons when the garden is worth visiting: spring for wisteria, and autumn for maple trees. At both occasions entry fees peak to ¥1500 for adult. This place is worth seeing, it offers magnificent views, and great photos. It may be not suitable for persons allergic to bee stings, as there is a swarm of bees everywhere during the blossoming season.
Written May 8, 2019
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