Kokura Castle is a castle in Kitakyushu, Japan. It was built by Hosokawa Tadaoki starting in 1602, with construction completed in 1608. [Wikipedia]
Located in the hills south of Kitakyushu, the Kawachi Fujien is best known for its two 100-meter-long wisteria tunnels through which you can walk. Numerous species are shown here, which are as diverse as white or dark purple The garden is open to the public twice a year: once during the wisteria season in spring and once in autumn. In spring in particular, the garden's main season falls during the so-called Golden Week, during which many Japanese people go on vacation. As a result, the garden can get full very quickly. So you should definitely have enough time with you to be able to discover everything in peace. In addition to the tunnels, there are also numerous trees that together form a huge roof of hanging flowers. A vantage point at the top of the hillside garden offers a beautiful view of the sea of wisteria and the surrounding valley, which is also known for its bamboo groves.
Anyone who has used a toilet in Japan will have seen The TOTO sticker but do you know the story behind it? The TOTO Co. Ltd can be traced back to 1889 with the establishment of the Morimura Gumi Company that produced western style ceramics. From humble beginnings and many developments since the first flushing toilet in 1914 the Washlet G Toilet was invented in 1980 which signaled a new toilet culture in Japan.