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The Kawachi Fuji Gardens

Next week is the beginning of May, and according to the old saying we should be seeing flowers. However, this spring has been ridiculously cold and grey here in northeast Ohio so Thinking Color has packed our bags and headed off to Japan.

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The Kawachi Fuji Gardens are world renowned for their unusual colorful display of spring flowers. The private garden is located in Kitakyushu, in the southwest tip of Japan. The garden consists of a sea of Wisteria trees grown over time to drape across two 100 meter long tunnels created the experience of walking through a wave of flowery color. The blooms range in color from snow white, to deep purple, to pale blue and every hue in between.  

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The peak season for this colorful experience takes place in the last week of April and the first week of May every year. The event has become so popular over the last several years that tickets must now be bought several weeks in advance.   

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