The amazing wisteria flowers of Byakugoji Temple: a sight you should see at least once
Byakugoji Temple, a famous temple of the Tendai sect that has a history of more than 1300 years, is famous for its beautiful flowers that bloom throughout the four seasons. The long wisteria known as Kyu-shaku Fuji, in particular, is in full bloom around the beginning of May and fascinates visitors with its graceful appearance. Also called with the official name of Noda Cho Fuji, its blooming flower can reach a length of 180cm. The flower clusters hanging down from the 120-meter-long and 9-meter-wide wisteria trellis are really a masterpiece. Once you step in, you will be surrounded by a canopy of light-purple flowers spreading overhead and immersed in a pleasant atmosphere filled with a faint sweet scent.