Spring embodies the end of a dreary winter and the soon to be warm weather that we have so been longing for. When the first flower blooms, we know we’re in for something good. The trees are soon to be covered in an array of colors, and everything looks much better than it did from the season prior. This tunnel in Japan, however, takes it to a whole new level, and it is a must-see experience. The Kawachi Fuji Gardens, found in Kitakyushu, Japan, combines architecture with nature, and it is one of the most beautiful places you could ever visit.
The gardens host 150 Wisteria plants and are the home of 20 different species. However, the tunnel is the most magical of all, and there is nothing like this one found in the Kawachi Fuji Garden. Wisterias are a symbol Buddhists use to represent prayer, so it is no surprise that those who have visited the tunnel describe it as a tranquil experience. The blanket of Wisterias have attracted many visitors to this site, and there is clear reason as to why.
The best time to take a visit to the Garden is in late April and mid-May if you want to catch the flowers on the tunnel at its peak. There is also an annual “Wisteria Festival” during this time, held on April 27 to 29, where all those obsessed with the flower flock to catch them in all their glory. Right now, the flowers haven’t yet bloomed so there is still time for you to catch them if you can’t wait following reading this. As for now, the pictures will have to be the best at giving a glimpse into what can be expected but is for sure not doing the garden, nor the tunnel, enough justice as if you were to see it for yourself.