Wisteria Festival in Japan

Spring in Japan is famous not only its cherry blossoms, but also the annual Great Wisteria Festival, an enchanting display that’s not to be missed. The Great Wisteria Festival of 2017 started on April 15 and would last until late May.

The host of the festival is Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan’s Tochigi prefecture, boasting over 350 wisteria trees that fill the park with dazzling colors year after year. There is also the 80 metre-long tunnel covered by unique white wisteria flowers. The wisteria floribunda tree is native to Japan, and some of the trees in Ashikaga are more than 150 years old, making them a landmark of Japanese natural heritage.

Ashikaga Flower Park was previously listed as one of CNN’s “dream destinations for 2014.