Between the middle of April and the middle of May, Japan is at its most magical. It’s when the wisteria trees are in full bloom, and their gorgeous vine flowers—some as long as 30 feet—transform usually mundane locations into fantastical settings.
It’s hard to talk about wisteria trees without mentioning the most famous—and beautiful—of them all. A large wisteria tree over 150 years old may be seen in Tochigi prefecture’s Ashikaga Flower Park.
Its long vertical flower clusters (also known as racemes) form a canopy while in bloom, enveloping you in a lovely purple world. But that isn’t all the park has to offer.
There are over 350 distinct types of wisteria trees, as well as a wisteria tunnel that visitors may stroll through.
The flowers of this lovely tree come in a variety of colors. Although purple is the most well-known color, the species can also produce flowers in white, pale pink, or even yellow.
All the more motivation to visit as many parks as possible during this brief springtime window. If that isn’t in the cards for you right now, you may still have a lot of fun with images. Scroll down to see photographs of the wisteria’s splendour.
When these trees bloom in the spring, Japan comes alive.
In the Tochigi prefecture’s Ashikaga Flower Park, one of the country’s most famous wisteria trees may be found. It’s been around for 150 years.
The flowers of this lovely tree come in a variety of colors. All the more motivation to visit as many parks as possible during this brief springtime window.
Wisteria trees are among the world’s most beautiful flowering trees.