Kawachi Wisteria Garden
The beauty of the wisteria tunnel and the enormous wisteria trellis here can only be enjoyed for a week. During the Golden Week holidays, you'll want to visit this privately owned wisteria garden at least once.
The first thing we'd recommend you see in the Kawachi Wisteria Garden are the Wisteria Tunnels you'll find to the right after entering the garden.
There are two tunnels, one a 220 meter-length tunnel (to the right), and the other an 80 meter tunnel (to the left),
and the long strands of wisteria, known as Noda-naga wisteria, give off a noble fragrance that welcomes visitors to the garden.
Next, visit the enormous 3,300 square meter wisteria trellis. When you look down on the wisteria trellis from the platform above, the flowers of the Noda-naga are so thick that they create a canopy through which you can't even see the people below. When you enter under the trellis, you'll find a shady area that's the perfect shelter from the sun when it's at its strongest. The color of the wisteria looks beautiful against the fresh, bright green around it. Enjoy strolling through the garden as you search for the perfect photo spot.
The key point about which many may be curious is when the peak of the bloom will be. When and how the wisteria bloom will depend on the weather conditions just before the bloom begins that year. We suggest visitors come out to enjoy the season to see just what this year's bloom will be like.
*Kawachi Wisteria Garden is a private garden, whose creator dreamed of making since he was a child, and opened as his private garden in 1977.
|Access from Otani Sanso||About 95 min by car|
|Recommended by locals||
Shuttle Bus from JR Yawata Station to Kawachi Wisteria Garden
Garden Opening During the Autumn Foliage Season
|Address||2-2-48 Kawachi, Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture 805-0045|
|Parking||Available: free parking for 200 vehicles|
|Price/s||Garden Entry Fee (Adults/Includes ticket fee): 500 yen*Adults (over 18 y/o) For each adult visitor, two children high school age and under may enter for free
Adults (over 18 y/o): 1,500 yen*Includes ticket fee for purchasing in advance via convience store with a specified date
Autumn Leaves: Garden Entry Fee (Adult)
|Business/Opening Hours||Garden during the wisteria bloom: Mid-April - Early-May, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Garden during autumn maple leaf colors: Mid-November - Early December, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
|Holidays/Closed Days||Closed except during wisteria/autumn leaf garden openings (Mid-April - Early May, Mid-November - Early December)|
Convenience store tickets (1 ticket per person) cost 500 yen each. Garden entrance fees may change, depending on the progression of the bloom. When there is in increase in price due to favorable bloom conditions, the addition in price will be paid the garden reception.
Convenience store-bought tickets are purchased for specific days and times. If you do not enter the garden at the specified time, you will be unable to receive a refund.
|Website||Kita Kyushi City Yawata Higashi-ku Kawachi Wisteria Garden | Official Website別ウィンドウ|