The giant Japanese wisteria standing by the building of Mr.Inoue’s at Mikawashima Town in Arakawa-ku Ward, Tokyo, begins to bloom in late April, lasts for 1 or 2 weeks. This tree was only 60cm tall when it first bloomed, but, now has grown to 12m high. This 1973-born wisteria is called Fuji-no Otaki 藤の大滝, means the wisteria blooming like a large waterfall, and has been designated as a preserved tree by Arakawa municipal government.
On April 23rd (Sun) 2017, the town holds a festival for people coming to see the tree. Mikawashima has the oldest Korean town in Tokyo, has good Yakiniku restaurants offering beef barbeque at very reasonable price.
3 min walk from JR Mikawashima Station 三河島駅.
20 min walk from JR Nippori Station 日暮里駅