ABOUT KAWACHI FUJI GARDEN
Kawachi Fuji Garden in Kitakyushu Japan is selected as one of Japan’s 31 most beautiful places by CNN. Now it is very famous as beautiful wisterias garden. Surprisingly, the garden is privately-operated by Masao Mizoguchi and opened to the public on 1977. He has been taking care of wisterias alone for long time as if taking care of his children. He didn’t advertise his garden so people who visited learned about the garden by word of mouth.
WISTERIA VIOLET TUNNEL
The total site area is approximately 9,900 square meters and there are 22 different kinds of wisteria such as bluish purple, pink and white.
The best sight to see in the garden is the wisteria and the trellis covering about 6,000 square meters! There are both 80 meters and 220 meters tunnel in the garden. Soon after you walk into the tunnel you must be feeling as if you are in the painting.
After you go throught the tunnel there will be huge open space covered with 3,300 square meters wisteria trellis. You will enjoy your relaxing time under the huge trellis with gazing the fantastic wisterias.
Not only the scenery, you will enjoy the sweet smell of wisteria! It smells so good that attracts some bees.
TICKETS AND WHEN TO GO
Actually, in this year you need to purchase tickets for the admission beforehand if you are planning to go between April 23rd and May 8th which is the peak season.
Ticket purchase will be available on March 15th at convenience stores such as Seven-eleven, Family Mart and CircleK Sunkus. It costs at least 500JPY and you need to designate the date and the time you are going there. Ticket price is variable so you might have to pay the balance if price is more expensive than 500JPY when you visit the garden.
*1. Please keep in your mind that you CANNOT purchase tickets at entrance of the garden during the date above. Dates other than that above, you are able to purchase tickets at entrance of the garden.
*2. On the peak season, you better go there early in the morning to avoid being in the crowd. The garden opens at 8am so it will be the best plan to get there before 8am and enter the garden when it opens!
Kawachi Fuji Garden Address : 2 Chome-2 Kawachi 46, Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyūshū-shi, Fukuoka Opening Days : Middle of April to Middle of May Opening Hours : 8:00am ~ 6:00pm Admission fee: 500JPY, 1,000JPY or 1,500 JPY (depends on the day and wisteria condition) Access by car: ・From Fukuoka side You exit at ohtani interchange (大谷IC) of urban expressway and go straight. You turn right at 3rd intersection called Haru-no-machi (春の町). After you pass chuo-machi (中央町), kamihon-machi (上本町) and ohkura (大蔵), you turn right on the intersection called ohkura 2-chome (大蔵二丁目). You keep going straight about 3.5km toward kawachi chosuichi (河内貯水池) which is local reservoir. You keep going straight about 1.8km from the reservoir and turn right on the corner soon before a bridge. (You will see a signboard of the garden) You keep going straight along with the street about 800m and will see the entrance. ・From Yamaguchi side You exit at sanji interchange of urban expressway (山路IC) and you turn right on the T-junction. You keep going straight about 1.4km and turn left on the intersection called shichijo-bashi (七条橋). Keep going about 1.2km and turn left on the intersection called ohkura 2-chome (大蔵二丁目) You keep going straight about 3.5km toward kawachi chosuichi (河内貯水池) which is local reservoir. You keep going straight about 1.8km from the reservoir and turn right on the corner soon before a bridge. (You will see a signboard of the garden) You keep going straight along with the street about 800m and will see the entrance.