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A Colour Lover's Guide To Travel (INFOGRAPHIC)

02/04/2014 06:45 EST | Updated 02/09/2014 04:59 EST
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The Japanese love flowers, and wisteria are among their favorites. Wisteria are called fuji in Japanese, like Mt. Fuji, but unlike the mountain, the flower is pronounced by stressing the second syllable. One of the best places to view fuji flowers is the Ashikaga Flower Park in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture. Ashikaga Flower Park features lots of blue, white and pink fuji, as well as yellow laburnum (Japanese: kingusari) that look like yellow colored fuji. One large fuji tree is 100 years old and its branches are supported to create a huge umbrella of blue fuji flowers. There is also a long tunnel of white fuji flowers, while a tunnel of yellow kingusari needs a few more years to become an actual tunnel. Yae-fuji, a variety with more than the usual number of petals, can also be viewed.

Valentine's Day may have February all painted up in hues of reds, whites, and pinks, but take a look out your window and chances are you'll see something along the lines of pitch black nights, curtains of white snow, and greyish-brown slush on the ground.

Not exactly the most inspiring palette, is it?

If you're in need a pop of colour to liven things up, you have some travel options.

And while we've yet to hear about anyone arranging a travel itinerary based purely on colours, this handy Cheapflights infographic can help you add some vibrancy to your adventures.

If none of those locations tickle your fancy, give these 10 cities a shot.


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