Enjoy wisteria of many colors and shapes in Konan City
Owari region's Mandaraji Temple was founded in the early 14th century. The area around this noted temple in Konan City is maintained as a park and is a famous place for Japanese wisterias. Konan Wisteria Festival is held every year from mid-April to early May in Mandaraji Park. The wisteria pergolas set up in the park have around 60 wisterias from twelve species ranging from early to late bloomers, and visitors get to enjoy a variety of wisteria flowers, from long, elegant flower clusters to short, pretty wisteria, all brightly colored in purple, crimson, white, and so on. The 200 or so peonies all blooming at the same time are also a sight to see.