This 150-Year-Old Wisteria Tree Is The Most Beautiful One In The World

When someone mentions Japan, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Sushi? Kimono? Buddhist temples? Japanese calligraphy? Ninjas and samurais? Their tea ceremonies, or origami, maybe?

I bet many of you immediately thought of its vast fields of colorful flowers and cherry blossom trees!

Since the country experiences all four seasons, it is the home of all kinds of flowers, and if you ever visit Japan, you will be fascinated by the numerous gardens and parks rich in unique blossoms.

One of the mesmerizing sites is definitely the Ashikaga Flower Park, which is the largest wisteria garden in Japan.

The park has over 350 wisteria trees on its territory of 94,000 m2 and is often visited by a lot of tourists, especially during the Wisteria Story – Great Wisteria Festival.

In Japanese, these trees are called fuji, and their flowers can be of various colors, like pink, white, blue, and yellow.

One of these trees is 150 years old and it is a Tochigi Prefecture selected natural treasure. The magical tree is impressively large, ( 1,990 square meters), and dates back to around 1870.

It is magnificent and charming, especially when in full bloom, and some even call it the ‘most beautiful tree in the world’.


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Wisteria trees are actually vines, so the flowers of this one almost touch the ground, and its branches are supported by gridded beams.

Therefore, it looks like a giant flower umbrella! The fairytale-looking tree has made it a muse for numerous landscape photographers from all around the world.

The Japanese consider wisteria trees a symbol of love and beauty, and they relate their long life to immortality and victory.

If you intend to visit the paradise-looking park, the best way to do so is in spring, the middle of April to the middle of May. It is also known as one of the best illuminations displays in Japan and has an event, ‘Flower Garden of Lights’, which is very popular among visitors.

There is a tunnel of white fuji flowers you can walk through, a restaurant when you can take a break, and shops where you can purchase local products and plants.