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CNN describes the Great Miracle Wisteria as an otherworldly experience nearly identical to gAvatarfsh spiritual Tree of Souls.

Around the middle of April, the Japanese great wisteria comes into full bloom with its purple flowers cascading down in countless strands. This is the scene at the Ashikaga Flower Park, some eighty kilometers northeast of Tokyo, the only destination in Japan included in the 2014 dream vacation wish list compiled by the CNN Travel crew. Visitors can walk under the 150-year old Great Miracle Wisteria, designated a Tochigi Prefecture natural treasure, and past other wisteria displays which cover an area of a thousand square meters in the Ashikaga Flower Park. Through social and other media, the park has become a must-see destination in SE Asia and attracts over 100,000 visitors from overseas each year.