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March 17, 2017

Each spring, visitors flock to Japan to take a walk underneath the mesmerizing wisteria tunnels of the Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan.

Thanks to how they bend, the flowers can be used to create some mystical designs, including the long and winding tunnels that stand at the gardens, illuminating visitors' paths in reds, purples, pinks, and whites.

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The garden is home to 22 different kinds of wisteria. They start to bloom and reach their peak from the end of April to mid May, making this the best time to visit. You’ll need to purchase a pass in order to get into the private gardens.

The flowers are a popular sight in the country, with festivals in their dedication taking place across cities like Tokyo in late April through early May and in Ashikaga, where the famed Great Wisteria Festival treats viewers to over 350 wisteria trees dating back about 150 years. 

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The flowers bloom around the same time as the country’s famed cherry blossoms, which are expected to blanket islands like Hokkaido in shades of pink starting on April 30. 

Besides its wisteria displays, the garden is also known for the hundreds of colorful leaves that line its trees in the fall. 

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