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Kawachi Wisteria Garden

The Kawachi Wisteria Garden was selected in an online feature by CNN as one of the "31 Most Beautiful Places in Japan." Every year during Golden week, when the wisteria burst into bloom, it's a popular spot with visitors from across and outside of Japan. There are a total of 22 different varieties of wisteria, including Noda Japanese wisteria, kunibeni (lipstick) wisteria, purple-red, red, white, yae (multi-layered), long, medium, and short. In the gentle spring sunlight, you'll be surrounded by the elegant fragrance of the wisteria that extend into the garden. One of its highlights are the two wisteria tunnels close to the garden entrance. There is a smaller tunnel of 80 meters, and a larger one of 110 meters, and each elegant light purple and white arcade is likely to draw gasps from visitors. We recommend taking some commemorative photos here. The wisteria trellis extends for about 3,300 square meters. The Kawachi Wisteria Garden is in fact a private garden, created by its passionate owner. He began cultivating the land in 1968, and after dedicating a great effort over a number of years, he opened the garden in 1977. Looking around at all of the branches heavily-laden with wisteria, one can see all the love he put into cultivating them. This Golden Week, we encourage you to include the wisteria bloom at the Kawachi Wisteria Garden in your schedule as your travel.
Time 2024 Late Apr - 2024 Early May 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Each group of visitors is allowed in at a specified time)
Location Kawachi Wisteria Garden
Access ・About 70 minutes by car from Otani Sanso
・By car (for Yamaguchi): About 20 minutes from Kitakyushu Urban Expressway Sanji IC
・By car (for Kyushu): About 20 minutes from Kitakyushu Urban Expressway Otani lC
・There is a free shuttle bus from JR Yahata Station (during the period)
Parking Free parking for 200 vehicles
Price/s Garden Entry Fee: Adults (over 18 y/o) 1,500 yen Two individuals of high school age or under may enter for free with one adults
*An additional fee may be required on the day of your visit, depending on the state of the bloom (500 yen - 1,000 yen. Paid at the garden's reception.)

Kawachi Wisteria Garden

2-2-48 Kawachi, Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture 805-0045

TEL: +81-93-652-0334

Notes Convenience store tickets will be on sale from April 1st (Monday)
Cautionary Notes *Opening period varies depending on the weather of the year
*1ticket (2 high school students or younger is free per 1 adult)
*During the period, those who do not have a ticket will not be able to enter the park. (From April 20th to May 6th in 2024)
*Tickets will not be sold on-site.