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Admiring the Wisteria at Fujiidera Temple in Osaka | Japan

Fujiidera Temple is well-known in Osaka for its wisteria flowers that bloom around April-May each year. I visited in late April this year, when the flowers were starting to come to an end for the season. Nevertheless, the flowers were still stunning, and made for some great photos. The temple actually has a wisteria festival on for around a week while the flowers are in full bloom, and I'm told it can get quite busy.


Purple wisteria at Fujiidera, Osaka Japan.
Purple wisteria at Fujiidera, Osaka

One thing that's popular here is the special wisteria goshuin which I'm told is only available for a limited time. For those who have never heard of a goshuin before, its basically a kind of temple stamp specifically designed for each temple and individually written by a monk upon ordering. Its a way of certifying your visit to a temple, and makes for a great souvenir. The wisteria designed goshuin at Fujiidera Temple will cost you 1000 yen, but is absolutely gorgeous and will make for a great memory. I regret not buying one for myself!


Although you should be able to catch the wisteria at Fujiidera Temple around April-May each year, be sure to check the temple's website in early spring for information about exact blooming dates.



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Suggested access: Fujiidera station.

Address in English: 1 Chome-16-21 Fujiidera, Osaka 583-0024

Name in Japanese: 葛井寺

Address in Japanese: 〒583-0024 大阪府藤井寺市藤井寺1丁目16−21


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Picture: Purple wisteria cascading down over a wooden trellis. Text reads: "Fujiidera, Osaka Japan. LisaEatsTheWorld.com"

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11件のコメント


ゲスト
2023年1月24日

This is incredible!

いいね!

ゲスト
2022年9月29日

I love your blog! It’s so insightfu! Wisteria is amazing and I’ve never seen the white one in real life. Thank you for sharing.

いいね!

ゲスト
2022年9月29日

Wow! That Wisteria is just beautiful. I've heard all about the Cherry Blossoms, but I love the idea of seeing these gorgeous purple flowers as well.

いいね!
Lisa
Lisa
2022年9月29日
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Japan does seasons very well! They seem to really make the most of what's in bloom here, which I love 😊

いいね!

ゲスト
2022年9月29日

The wisteria is gorgeous and it's great that its incorporated into a souvenir. I hope to visit a temple one day.

いいね!
Lisa
Lisa
2022年9月29日
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Thanks for your comment!

It's an easy trip from Osaka city, so definitely one to put on your trip list if you happen to be visiting during the blooming period 😊

いいね!

Josy Austin
Josy Austin
2022年9月28日

Oooh Fujiidera looks gorgeous! I am always a big fan of those ancient wisteria trees, but I did not know about this spot! I love that they have white wisteria as well as those gorgeous purple flowers. I guess you must have already visited the fabulous wisteria in Nara!?

いいね!
Lisa
Lisa
2022年9月29日
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I haven't seen the wisteria in Nara yet! Hopefully next year if I can get the timing right!!

いいね!

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