A colorful walk: Wisteria Tunnel in Japan

Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan ( 5 hours from Tokyo, if you take the Nozomi high speed train) is where you will find this pastel-colored fairytale tunnel. The gardens are home to about 150 Wisteria flowering plants spanning 20 different species (white, blue, purple, violet-blue and pink). This is the reason why the "tunnel" is so colorful and graceful.

Wisteria Tunnel

The best time of the year to go from late April to middle May (depends on the weather each year). The peak is normally at end of April to the Golden Week. Not every year wisteria bloom so magnificently. The crown jewel of the garden, however, is the stunning wisteria tunnel, where visitors can walk surrounded by hanging multicolored flowers.

Beautiful wisteria flowers

Once in the gardens, many visitors experience an overwhelming zen-like peace and calmness. It's no wonder that wisteria is an important symbol for Buddhists, representing prayer and reaching out to the divine. These metaphors are mostly inspired by the spiraling shape and manner that the flower grows, sometimes reaching as high as 65.6 ft above the ground.

People who enjoy walking in wisteria tunnel
Burst of multicolored wisteria flowers