Kurogi Large Wisteria Tree Festival (Susano Shrine)
The Kurogi Large Wisteria Tree Festival takes place between mid-April and early May, adjusted to coincide with the blooming of the giant wisteria tree located on the Susano Shrine grounds. The tree is said to be 614 years old, and with the total area of its scaffolding structure at 3,000 square meters (32,290 square feet) and its longest flower clusters measuring in at 150 centimeters (60 inches), the tree looks truly spectacular when it blooms!
The giant wisteria was deemed a Government-Designated Protected Species in 1928. Because this wisteria tree and another at Miyazaki Jingu Shrine (Miyazaki Prefecture) are the only ones designated by the government in all of Kyushu, the rarity boosts its value, attracting many people from far away to the festival.
During the festival, stalls line the grounds of the shrine, and a sake brewery in the town is open to the public for tours. Visitors are sure to enjoy the whole day!
|Address||834-1217 Kurogi, Kurogi Town, Yame City, Fukuoka|
Yame City Office
|Fees||Admission Fee: Free|
|Available to see anytime|
|Parking||Available; 500 vehicles (300 Yen/day)|
|Access||By car – About 30 minutes from the Yame Interchange off the Kyushu Expressway|
|Times Available||Inquire with the Local Economy Promotion Division at Yame City Office for details.
Optimal Viewing Season: between mid and late April
|Genre||Wisteria (Flowers and Plants) Event (Festivals and Events) Nature (Festivals and Events)|
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