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Don’t Miss the Japanese Wisteria Festival This April

Japan offers amazing things in every season. One of the famous things is cherry blossoms. You need to know that spring in Japan isn’t only about the cherry blossoms, but also about the beautiful wisteria trees. There is an annual festival called the Great Wisteria Festival that will show you a lot of wisteria trees forming a tunnel. People can enjoy that amazing view by visiting Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan’s Tochigi prefecture. It takes 2 hours from Tokyo Station by train. The park has over 350 wisteria trees and some of them are more than 150 years old.  It proves how well the Japanese can keep their natural heritage.

In 2017, this festival will start from April 15 (Saturday) until May 21 (Sunday).

The wisteria trees bloom with various colors and spread over a 600-tatami trellis area — more than 10,000 square feet!

This festival was one of 2014’s top 10 world dream destinations, according to  CNN. That’s why you shouldn’t miss this festival.

Wisteria trees will bloom for about one full month. It’s incredibly beautiful.

There is a lighting-up period when the light brightens up the wisteria at night, but the dates of this depend on when the flowers bloom.

The entrance fees start from 900 to 1,700 yen for adults and 500 to 800 yen for children. You can go to Ashikaga Flower Park by car or train. If you want to go by train, there are two line that you can choose, JR Ryomo or Tobu Isesaki. So, what are you waiting for? Come and see that beautiful tunnel by yourself!

 

Source: bored panda, ashikaga, Bethany Ciullo. Celine Catalan, Daphne, japan royal service, Makoto Yoneda, Maraya Bien, Photohito, planet exodus, P-Zilla, Takeo Hirose, Tungnam, Y-fu

Originally posted 2017-04-10 06:21:41.

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