The Whimsical Wisteria Tunnel

Kawachi Fuji Garden might be one of my favorite places in Japan. It's magical, whimsical.. just beautiful.

Two years ago, I did my first trip to this wisteria tunnel with my three friends. We left the Base at 4 a.m (yes, 4 a.m!). We arrived at the garden a little bit after 7 a.m. It was only four of us (plus an old man who worked there) at that time. I thought we needed to wait until 8 a.m, but the guard was letting us in. We got some amazing empty wisteria tunnel pictures that time.
Below are few photos of my friends and I from the 2014's visit.

Yesterday, I went there again with my other three friends... Plus their toddlers! Haha. My other three friends weren't sure about leaving the Base at 4 a.m, but I assured them it'll be worth it. We, of course, arrived there a little bit after 7 a.m - we took about 15 minutes break at the rest area, though. Unlike two years ago that they were letting us in earlier, this year we needed to wait until it's open. But, we still got the empty wisteria tunnel, too! It was raining too yesterday, yet it obviously didn't stop us for taking pictures and having fun :) The good thing about raining was no gigantic bees around us! Yay! :)

Below are some pictures I took yesterday. I hope you like them!

The combination of raining, a toddler, and a camera :)

I call this dedication :)

I call this dedication :)

Full team :)
There was an interesting story behind our group (without the kids) picture, btw! :D

If you are on Facebook, check also Shelley's facebook page, she got plenty awesome wisteria pictures from our trip yesterday!