Apr/11 - May/20, 2020 The Great Wisteria Festival at Ashikaga Flower Park4.6
from 4/11 '20 to 5/20 '20
Ashikaga Flower Park is located in Tochigi Prefecture, about 2 hours from Tokyo area.
Ashikaga Flower Park is one of the most famous places to see the Japanese Wisteria, with long strings of purple flowers.
Approximately 350 wisteria trees of various kinds are in full bloom in 9.5 ha in spring, those are truly breathtaking. Especially, the Great Wisteria with 150-year-old and the 80m-long tunnel of white wisteria are magnificent.
Various colors of wisteria bloom in order, from pale, red, purple, white, to yellow, which allows you to enjoy all of the wisterias for about one full month.
Besides, CNN acclaimed it was the only Japanese site voted among the "2014 top 10 world dream destinations".
Not only wisteria, over 5,000 azaleas and 1,500 rhododendrons are at their best. spring flowers and wisterias would create a fantastic dreamy world.
In addition, wisteria trees are lit up at night. You shouldn't miss that!
Pink Wisteria: middle-April till late-April
Wisteria Trellis: late-April till early-May
White Wisteria: early-May
Yellow Wisteria: early-May till middle-May
"Ashikaga Flower Park"
Address: 607 Hasama-cho, Ashikaga city, Tochigi Prefecture
Dates: April 11 - May 20, 2020
Wisteria Night Illumination: April 22 - May 20 (scheduled)
Hours: 7:00 - 18:00, 17:30 - 21:00(Night Admission)
Admission: 600-1,600 yen/Adults, 300-800 yen/Children
*price is changing depends on how much the flowers bloom
Access: a 3-min-walk from Ashikaga Flower Park Station on JR Ryomo Line, or 30 mins by bus from Ashikaga-shi Station on Tobu-Isesaki Line
*Please check the official website for the latest information
Purpose,that you'll never forget,night view,nature,women,Seasonal Flowers,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Ashikaga flower park sta. (about 300m) Google Transit
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4.03 months ago
Amazing winter illumination for adult and kids. There are many spots around the park dedicated for nice photography but some might need to queue up. The park is large but it is quite easy and relax to walk around within 2 hours. Go there early to avoid crowd. You can purchase the discounted ticket in advance at Lawson.
5.03 months ago
This is the best illumination by far! It is not only huge, but it has a great variety of different lights and themes. Admission of $10 during this time was amazingly reasonable. The gift shop was a nice size and the prices were reasonable as well. We purchased several gifts of food at $5-7 ea! There were also food vendors right at the entrance, again with reasonable prices. We had the corn soup and the onion soup...amazing! It was crowded for a Saturday, but nothing to bad. I will definately be back in May when more flowers are blooming. However, currently there are more flowers than I would have thought out.
5.0a month ago
Ashikaga flower garden is a great place for tourists and the others. Also this place is one of the most famous park in the world. You must never forget this place along your trip to Japan. This place has 4 seasons,but the Visteria show in the spring and illumination in the winter is more famous.
4.03 months ago
Wonderfully cultivated and maintained, but it was far too busy in May (when the wisteria wasn’t even blooming) to really enjoy fully. It can be a nice place to get closeups of flowers and if you like taking pictures of other people taking pictures, then you’re in luck.
The park is a little small but it’s very densely packed and almost everything was in bloom. Either they try to time it all so it blooms in time with the wisteria, which seems to be the main attraction, or they spend a lot of time swapping out flowers mid season. I actually suspect it’s the latter based on the amount of gardeners there were in one of the areas.
If you’re thinking about going here from Tokyo, it’s not a bad train ride and I didn’t have to worry about getting an assigned seat on an express train, which can be difficult for a foreigner.
If you’re thinking about taking kids, I don’t think they had any playgrounds or anything like some other flower parks do.
The crowd is worse than my photos let on because I wasn’t seeking to document how many people were there. I just wanted nice pictures. Most of the open spaces weren’t much worse than shown but some of the paths got very crowded.
5.02 months ago
Ashikaga Flower Park illumination is arguably the best illuminated park in all of Japan. Walking under all the magical lights truly makes for a spectacular and enjoyable evening.