Inside the 110-meter-long wisteria tunnel of Kawachi Fuji-en (Photo: Tristan Scholze)

Kawachi Fuji-en Wisteria Tunnels

World-renown private garden blooms in Kitakyushu

Inside the 110-meter-long wisteria tunnel of Kawachi Fuji-en (Photo: Tristan Scholze)
Tristan Scholze   - 2 min read

Flower enthusiasts come from all over the world to see the garden of Kawachi Fuji-en, one of Japan’s most magnificent, tucked away in the mountains south of Kitakyushu. Nowhere else can you see not one, but two tunnels of dense, blooming wisteria the length of football fields!

This private garden boasts 150 individual vines, with some of them more than a century old. Besides the tunnels, there are also vast trellises and a pair of igloo-shaped domes that you can walk inside of and enjoy the 22 kinds of white, pink, purple, and violet wisteria blossoms hanging from above (see the blooms in photos here and here and video here).

Each year during mid April to early May, coinciding with the Golden Week holidays, the garden draws large crowds. Tickets must be purchased in advance at a Seven-Eleven or Family Mart convenience store. The flowers can be reached by car or shuttle buses that leave 2 to 4 times per hour (9 am to 6 pm) from Yahata Station in Kitakyushu.

河内藤園—Kawachi Fuji-en—Kawachi Wisteria Garden

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Tristan Scholze

Tristan Scholze @tristan.scholze

I'm also known as Faer Out. I love learning about people and nature. I've traveled around the world and throughout Japan, and I hope to continue seeing and experiencing the wonder of this planet as long as I live.Based in Japan for nearly two decades, I'm a Japan Travel expert for Fukuoka and Sag...