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A Video Introducing Beautiful Wisteria Viewing Spots in Fukuoka and Nagasaki!

This video, titled "About 600-year-old Wisteria trees are in full blossom at FUKUOKA 2021," was uploaded by "Japan BackpackersXpress."
It introduces famous wisteria locations in Fukuoka and Nagasaki Prefectures.
The beautiful pale purple of the wisteria that bloom while hanging from the large wisteria trellises are a breathtaking sight that will leave you speechless.
In this article, we'll introduce tourist information about the wisteria viewing locations featured in the video.

The video shows beautiful footage of three places in Japan famous for wisteria.
Be sure to check out the beautiful spring flowers and wisteria tunnels in the video!

Japan's Famous Wisteria Viewing Spots

Image of wisteria

Wisteria is an ancient, famous, Japanese vining tree with beautiful flowers that also appears in the hugely popular anime/manga "Demon Slayer" (or "Kimetsu no Yaiba" for those who prefer the Japanese title).
The meanings of wisteria include "kindness," "foreverness," and "drunk on love," all of which are associated with marriage and matchmaking.
Wisteria blooms during spring in Japan (around mid-April), and in addition to the beautiful flowers, visitors can enjoy the pleasant fragrance of the flowers.
It is best to check Twitter and other websites in advance to find information on flowering forecasts, festival periods, and up-to-date bloom information.

The famous wisteria viewing spots introduced in the video are "Nakayama O-fuji" in Yanagawa, Fukuoka, "Kurogi no O-fuji" in Yame, Fukuoka, and "Fujiyama Shrine" in Sasebo, Nagasaki, all located in Japan's Kyushu Region.
In addition to the three locations shown in the video, Fukuoka and Nagasaki prefectures are also dotted with other places famous for their wisteria.
The privately owned "Kawachi Wisteria Garden" in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, and "Buzoji Temple" with its "Wisteria of Longevity" in Tsukushi, Fukuoka, are especially popular.
The Kawachi Wisteria Garden, which was selected as one of the "10 Beautiful Places In The World That Actually Exist" in 2012, is so popular that it requires reservations.

What is the best time and place to see "Nakayama no Oto" in Yanagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture?

Image of Nakayama O-fuji, Yanagawa, Fukuoka
Photo:Nakayama O-fuji, Yanagawa, Fukuoka

At 0:29 of the video, viewers can see Nakayama O-fuji, the beautiful wisteria of Yanagawa, Fukuoka.
Located on the precincts of Nakayama Kumano Shrine, the 300-year-old, large wisteria trees, with flower clusters over one meter long, are a sight to behold.
The trees here have been designated as a Natural Monuments by Fukuoka Prefecture.

The best time to see the "Nakayama Grand Wisteria" is usually from mid to late April.

In 2023, the "Nakayama Grand Wisteria Festival" was held for two weeks from April 14 to 28, attracting many visitors. During the "Nakayama Grand Wisteria Festival," the wisteria trellises are lit up and various events such as live music and product sales are held.

The duration of the festival is subject to change depending on the blooming conditions of the wisteria flowers, so if you plan to visit the festival in 2024, we recommend that you check the schedule in advance.
It takes about 10 minutes to reach Nakayama O-fuji by car from Nishitetsu Yanagawa Station on the Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta Line.
There are also parking lots nearby.

What is the best time and place to see "Kuroki no Oto" in Yame City, Fukuoka Prefecture?

Image of Kurogi no O-fuji, Fukuoka Prefecture
Photo:Kurogi no O-fuji, Fukuoka Prefecture

Kurogi no O-fuji in Kuroki, Yame, Fukuoka is introduced at 6:52 in the video.
The highlight is the 600-year-old "Kuroki no Oto" (big wisteria tree) located in the precincts of Susanoo Shrine, which is designated as a national natural monument. The best time to see "Kuroki no Oto" is usually from mid-April to early May.

Access: 50 minutes by bus from JR Inuzuka Station by train, and parking is available. Parking is available and red seals are available.

What is the best time and place to see wisteria at Fujiyama Shrine in Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture?

Image of wisteria at Fujiyama Shrine
Photo:Wisteria at Fujiyama Shrine

Introduced from 15:31, Fujiyama Shrine in Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture is a representative wisteria flower spot in Nagasaki Prefecture.Some of the attractions are "Oto" and "Ogatama Tree," designated natural monuments in the precincts of the temple, and some are 800 years old.

Bloom forecasts vary depending on the type of wisteria, with red and white wisteria in early April, the main red wisteria in mid-April, and Japanese wisteria in mid-May.
Wisteria carries the meaning of matchmaking and love, and En-musubi charms (matchmaking charms) at Fujiyama Shrine are very popular because of this.
Access to Fujiyama Shrine is about 30 minutes by bus from Sasebo Station.
Parking is also available.

Summary of Wisteria Viewing Spots in Fukuoka and Nagasaki

This video, "About 600-year-old Wisteria trees are in full blossom at FUKUOKA 2021." shows beautiful footage of wisteria flower spots in Fukuoka and Nagasaki prefectures.
Relax and enjoy the beautifully hanging wisteria and consider visiting if you're looking to take some Instagram pics!

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Last Updated : Apr. 8, 2023
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