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
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.
Nakayama O-fuji - The Wisteria of 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.
Every year in April, the Nakayama Wisteria Festival (Nakayama O-fuji Matsuri) is held with illuminations and product exhibitions, attracting as many as 100,000 visitors during the festival.
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.
Kurogi no O-fuji - The Great Wisteria of Yame, Fukuoka
Photo：Kurogi no O-fuji, Fukuoka Prefecture
Kurogi no O-fuji in Kuroki, Yame, Fukuoka is introduced at 6:52 in the video.
The wisteria trees here, which are around 600 years old, are located on the grounds of Susanoo Shrine and is designated as a National Natural Monument.
The wisteria trellises cover about 3,000 square meters, and some of the wisteria flower clusters are approximately 150 centimeters long.
The Kurogi Wisteria Festival is held when the wisteria flowers are in full bloom.
Access to Kurogi no O-fuji by train is a 50-minute bus ride from JR Hainuzuka Station.
A parking lot is also available.
Shuin stamps are a popular item here as well.
The Wisteria of Fujiyama Shrine in Sasebo, Nagasaki
Photo：Wisteria at Fujiyama Shrine
Introduced from 15:31 in the video is "Fujiyama Shrine" in Sasebo, Nagasaki.
"Ofuji" designated as a Natural Monument by Fukuoka prefecture and "Ogatama Tree" an 800-year-old magnolia compressa in the precincts of the shrine, are representative wisteria viewing spots in Nagasaki.
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!