Saved the best for last! Say hello to the Kawachi Wisteria Garden located in the city of Kitakyushu, Japan. This garden is definitely something you’d want to put into your bucket list. It has been receiving a lot of buzz globally due to its breathtaking tunnel of wisterias. Luckily, we were there during the peak season; between late April and mid-May.
Since JTB already got us our tickets prior our trip, we didn’t have to wait long to get inside. There are so many tourists taking photos that it seems impossible to get a decent shot.
The garden’s most prominent features are two, roughly 100 meter long tunnels made of wisteria trees of differing varieties and colors, ranging from white to dark purple. Furthermore, there is a collection of large wisteria trees that together form an enormous roof of drooping flowers. A viewpoint at the top of the hillside garden allows for nice views over the sea of wisteria flowers and the surrounding valley which is also know for its bamboo groves. [source]
Tip: While everyone else is busy taking photos near the entrance, continue walking uphill to the main area/ wisteria garden. Since you will most probably be one of the first few to reach that area, you can take your time to appreciate the flowers and take a lot of photos sans the photobombers.
One of the many flower domes in the area.
If you’re someone who’s into sight seeing/nature, you will probably spend a minimum of 30 minutes in this area. If I posted all the photos I took in this area, my blog storage will probably go down the drain, lol!
Kudos to Yuki for her very coordinated and apt ootd! I love her flower neck-piece, hihi.
Every corner of this garden is picture-perfect!
I used a 35mm f1.4 for these shots in case anyone’s wondering.
There are a lot of professional photographers in the area but…
we we lucky enough to have chanced upon an amazing Japanese photographer — Yoshitakarin-san! His photography skills are top-notch! I hope to meet him again someday!
ありがとうございますfor taking our photos! 🙂
ThisOOTD spot is every bloggers dream come true!
Planning to go ? Here’s the map and some important reminders !
Or why not just book with JTB for a hassle free experience, hehe!
By the way, JTB Philippines first mall outlet/Travel Saloon opened in Mall of Asia last Saturday 🙂 You can drop by if you want to inquire about their promos/packages.
Ahh, I’m so sad this is the last post! My goal is to visit Japan again before my visa expires next year. But for now, I’m looking into visiting local destination. Any suggestions? Let me know in the comments section below!