Golden-week holiday was coming! That was my first Golden-week holiday in Japan. Since in Indonesia there is no Golden-week holiday, I was curious how Japanese people spent their Golden-week. So I tried to search whether any events held near here or not (I lived in Kitakyushu FYI), and guess what there were a bunch of events in Golden-week, mostly in Fukuoka. While I browse on internet, I stopped my eyes on the pictures of white, pink and purple flowers fully covered the tunnel in Kitakyushu. It is Kawachi Fuji Koen. Since it is near from my dormitory, I decided to visit there.
Kawachi Fuji Koen (also known as Kawachi Wisteria Garden) is located in Yahata, Kitakyushu. The nearest station from Kawachi Fuji Koen is Yahata Station. From Orio Station, I took train on the JR Kagoshima Line to Yahata station. At Yahata station, you will find a number of bus stops on the left side as you exit the station building. It will be better if you arrived 20-30 minutes early and get on the line for the bus. You can either take free shuttle bus Ajisai no yu or Nishitetsu Bus #56. The capacity of free shuttle bus is about 25 seats—fewer than Nishitetsu bus—and there were many people in the line. Yeah, that was golden-week while all Japanese people were going out and enjoying holiday with family and friends. Not only Japanese, there were several tourists from Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnamese on the line. The maps below shows the route from Yahata Station to Kawachi Fuji Koen.