By Sara Barnes on April 20, 2022
These gorgeous trees make Japan look like a magical spell (the good kind!) has been cast on the whole country.
The time between the middle of April and the middle of May is a magical time to be in Japan. It’s when the wisteria trees are in full bloom, and their beautiful vine flowers—some more than 30 feet long—transform otherwise ordinary places into fairytale locales.
It’s impossible to mention wisteria trees without celebrating the country’s most famous—and breathtaking—of the bunch. Located in the Tochigi prefecture’s Ashikaga Flower Park, there is a massive wisteria tree that is over 150 years old. When in bloom, its long vertical flower clusters (also known as racemes) form a canopy to immerse you in a delicate purple world. […]