Kawachi Fuji Garden, Kitakyushu, Japan

Located in the city of Kitakyushu, Japan, straight from an impressionnist paint, Kawachi Fuji Garden is home to an incredible 150 Wisteria flowering plants spanning 20 different species. The garden’s main attraction is the Wisteria tunnel that allows visitors to walk down an enchanting tunnel exploding with colour.

Tips

Located about 6 hours from Tokyo, the best time to visit it, is from late April to mid May, typically peaking at the end of April. The garden is private so there is an entry fee. Stay in one of those typical Japanese guest’s house, you will be enchanted.

 

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Rivière du Chêne Winery, St-Eustache, Quebec, Canada

The Rivière du Chêne Winery was founded in 1998 in St-Eustache, Quebec. At present, it counts with 16.5 acres of vineyards and more than 11,500 cases of wine are produced annually. It has received several honors at prestigious international competitions. The area also counts with banquet halls for events such as weddings, birthdays, business meetings, etc. From September to mid-October you can participate in the harvest; you must be 16 years old and be in good physical shape and know that you must participate in a work day that will go from 7:00 to 16:00.

Tips

The winery offers tastings throughout the year from 10:00 to 17:00 . Between June and the end of October it is also possible to visit the vineyard.
For groups , the visit and tasting are available year round by reservation.

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Lanín National Park, Neuquén, Argentina

The Lanín National Park is a park located in the province of Neuquén in Argentina. It is very interesting because it has much wood or cold forests of the said type ‘Valdivian’ which are essentially large trees; groups of conifers and fagaceae. Many of them are present only in the region and nowhere else in Argentina and are several hundred years old. There are araucarias, lengas, coihues and cypresses of the Cordillera and others even as the Lanín volcano which gives an option of adventure tourism to the place. In its many lakes and abundant rivers, we can practice fishing for salmon and trout. The most visited lakes are the Lácar and the Huechulafquen. With national parks Nahuel Huapi, Lago Puelo and Los Alerces, Los Arrayanes, this park is part of the Andino Norpatagonica biosphere reserve. The nearest towns are San Martín de los Andes and Junín de los Andes.

Tips

The park has different areas with paths for walking, trekking even for riding on a horse or on a mountain bike. The paths are not very easy and it is necessary to have good sports shoes. You must walk carefully, you will find animals on your way also but they are not dangerous.
In the park there are no structures where tyou can stay but if you like the adventure, there are areas for free camping or organized one. There are also beautiful areas with beaches where you can spend the day, make the kayak or practise fishing.
For the more energetic, the ascent of the volcano is also possible.
You count with tourist centres in the nearby towns of Junín de los Andes and San Martín de los Andes, town where you will find ski slopes too.

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