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KYUSHU WIS­TE­RIA TUN­NELS

For five days in May, mil­lions of peo­ple visit the Kawachi Fuji Gar­den in Ki­takyushu to walk un­der ex­quis­ite arches stretch­ing hun­dreds of me­tres and planted with 20 dif­fer­ent va­ri­eties of wis­te­ria, from the palest li­lac, white and pink to the deep­est pur­ple. The flow­ers hang down 4080cm, al­low­ing you to en­joy their in­tense fra­grance. Lo­cated on the is­land of Kyushu, the cas­cad­ing, pas­tel-coloured pas­sage­ways have been voted by CNN as the most ro­man­tic tourist spot in the world.

SE­CRET VAL­LEY AZA­LEA FES­TI­VAL Forty min­utes north-west of Tokyo lies a Bud­dhist tem­ple in a se­cret val­ley planted with 17,000 aza­lea shrubs, per­fectly clipped into balls of colour. Vis­i­tors can walk the lu­mi­nous maze of aza­leas to the gi­ant statue of Bud­dha on the hill for an in­cred­i­ble bird’s-eye view down the val­ley. The gar­den em­braces the an­cient 1300-yearold Shio­fune Kan­non Tem­ple.

Wan­der the in­cred­i­ble Aza­lea Fes­ti­val

Walk un­der ro­man­tic wis­te­ria tun­nels

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