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This Japanese Wisteria Park Is The Most Beautiful Thing You'll See Today

Picture of Luke Abrahams
Social Content Editor
Updated: 9 February 2017
From spider lilies to cherry blossoms, the Japanese love their flowers. When it comes to their all time favourite, the low-hanging wisteria reigns supreme, which probably explains why they decided to build a park dedicated to the pretty trees. And yes Culture Trippers, it’s open 365 days a year. Here’s what to expect:

This is Ashikaga Flower Park…

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It’s one of the most beautiful flower parks in the world and is just a short 2-hour train ride away from Tokyo…

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People come here to feast their eyes on over 350 types of gorgeous wisteria…

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Wisteria are called ‘fuji’ in Japanese and are native to China, Japan and the eastern United States…

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They play a big role in Japanese art and culture and represent several emotional qualities, including love, sensuality, sensitivity, bliss and tenderness.

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Inside the park you’ll find pretty pink wisteria…

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Dreamy purple wisteria…

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Ethereal white wisteria…

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And some pretty glitzy flower pyramids too!

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The park is also home to over 5000 azalea bushes, which bloom in various stunning colours throughout the year…

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But most come to see the park’s ultimate showstopper, the ‘Great Miracle Wisteria.’ It’s over 140 years old and bursts with countless luxurious mauve flowery strands that are lit up at night.

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