Wisteria Tunnel

Most beautiful tunnel in the world

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Kitakyushu, Japan

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Road of happiness

Tunnels are generally the unattractive and boring parts of cities. But in Japan, they have a tunnel filled with flowers that cover the entire roof painting it in vivid colors. Wisteria tunnel is not far away from Tokyo and is one of the more peaceful and beautiful places near the hectic city. The Japanese call Wisteria tunnel “The road of happiness” and one walk through it will make you agree with that name.

Colours of Japan

Wisteria is a particular flowering plant with its colors varying from white, blue, purple, violet and pink. Inside the tunnel, these plants are so carefully placed and maintained that the colors will form a natural gradient of colors which makes it different from any other garden in the world. Wisteria symbolizes youth, beauty, and art in Japan, and it is one of the symbols of the country.

Vistas of Wisteria

The best time to visit Wisteria tunnels is obviously during the spring season, which is from late April to mid-May in Japan. But this time might change every year depending on the weather. The time when all the flowers bloom and the tunnel get covered in full spectrum of colors is during the time locally called as Golden Week. So don’t forget to check for updates to plan your trip to get the most out of the visit.

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