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Japan is Going Crazy Over These Spellbinding Wisteria Tunnels

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 27 March 2017
Japan + spring = cherry blossom, right? Wrong. Well, almost. It’s more or less impossible to think of springtime in Japan without immediately imagining several thousand cherry blossoms, but there’s a new bloomer in town, and it’s just as fabulous.

In recent years the wisteria tunnels at Kawachi Fuji-en, a botanical garden in Kitakyushu, have been on point. So much in fact, that they have started attracting thousands of floral addicts far and wide.

The park has been going strong since the 1970s and is home to 150 trees and over 22 wonderful-smelling (seriously, they smell so good it’s intoxicating) varieties of wisteria. Think vibrant pinks, brilliant whites, magical blues and royal purples.

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Now is the perfect time to start booking your plane tickets as the blooms at Kawachi Fuji-en normally appear around late April or early May. Best thing is, is that if you go now you’ll also get a chance to see Japan’s famous cherry blossoms in all their colourful glory at the same time.

Native to Japan, wisteria can also be found at the amazing Ashikaga Flower Park, which is just a short train journey north of Tokyo.

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And if you still aren’t flowered out, the country’s Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki province is renowned for its insane displays of ‘baby blue eyes’ flowers, and also has over one million daffodils and 170 varieties of tulips to Instagram too!

Love flowers? Check out these bloomin’ beautiful photos of spring from around the world!