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Ashikaga Flower Park

A paradise of flowers and lights. And in this place, its greatest gift: a stunning tunnel of great wisterias

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Flower Park

At Ashikaga Flower Park, you can enjoy the sight of all kinds of seasonal flowers, which adorn the park according to eight themes: "Early Spring", "The Spring Flower Festival", "A Tale of the Wisteria", "Rainbow Garden", "Blue and White Garden", "The Flower Faeries Who Float By the Water", "Purple Garden", and "The Garden of Illuminated Flowers". The park is a popular location, enjoying not only local visitors, but those from abroad.

A great wisteria that is over 150 years old
A great wisteria that is over 150 years old

"A Tale of the Wisteria", themed around the wisteria flower that is both a symbol of the park and a designated natural monument of Tochigi Prefecture, enjoys particular popularity. And from mid-April to mid-May, which is the best period to see the park's tunnel of white wisterias and four great wisteria trees, the park plays host to "A Tale of the Wisteria - The Great Wisteria Festival". The park's 100,000 square meters are home to such treasures as a great wisteria trellis that stretches some 2000m, wisterias with flower clusters as wide as 170cm, and a tunnel of white wisterias that extends for 80m. And as peak season approaches, and the more than 350 wisteria trees on the site burst into furious bloom, visitors are treated to magnificent sights that seem almost otherworldly.

A trellis of pure white wisterias that extends for some 80m. A gentle fragrance covers the whole area.
A trellis of pure white wisterias that extends for some 80m. A gentle fragrance covers the whole area.
A tunnel of beautiful, radiant yellow kibana wisterias
A tunnel of beautiful, radiant yellow kibana wisterias

The park's beauty was highlighted when it was chosen as the sole Japanese location in CNN Travel's article "Dream Destinations for 2014", and it is now the center of no small amount of attention, both locally and internationally. The park is also illuminated at night during the wisterias' blooming season, making its sights seem ever more magical. Though already beautiful during the day, at night, the wisteria trees take on a still different image, and it is a sight that absolutely must be seen! The pale purple flowers that drape down from above have been enjoying particular popularity as a subject of photos to show off on social media.

The magical illumination at night during the "A Tale of the Wisteria" season
The magical illumination at night during the "A Tale of the Wisteria" season

Additionally, as autumn comes in, the park holds a light show called "The Garden of Illuminated Flowers". This light show was selected as one of the three most significant in Japan by the Yakei (night view) Convention & Visitors Bureau, and since 2016, it has won first place nationwide in the illumination department for four years running. The show allows visitors the chance to enter a mysterious world woven in flowers and lights.

Rose-themed lighting on show during "The Garden of Illuminated Flowers"
Rose-themed lighting on show during "The Garden of Illuminated Flowers"

Ashikaga Flower Park is a paradise of lights and flowers, where you can enjoy the beauty of flowers all year round, and through all the seasons. Visitors to Kiryu and Ashikaga should be sure to check it out.

Photos

  • A great wisteria that is over 150 years old

    A great wisteria that is over 150 years old

  • A trellis of pure white wisterias that extends for some 80m. A gentle fragrance covers the whole area.

    A trellis of pure white wisterias that extends for some 80m. A gentle fragrance covers the whole area.

  • A tunnel of beautiful, radiant yellow kibana wisterias

    A tunnel of beautiful, radiant yellow kibana wisterias

  • The magical illumination at night during the "A Tale of the Wisteria" season

    The magical illumination at night during the "A Tale of the Wisteria" season

  • Rose-themed lighting on show during "The Garden of Illuminated Flowers"

    Rose-themed lighting on show during "The Garden of Illuminated Flowers"

Reviews

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  • 高慧如

    每年來日本除了賞櫻花和楓葉外,現在又多了另一種選擇。

  • Ying Hsia

    花期過了應該在門口貼個告示牌,不應該再收門票讓遊客進入,什麼都沒有很掃興。

  • LINSU_CING

    紫藤花開的季節現場太過混亂了,從遊覽車下車的地方又走一大段路才能到公園,而且也沒有做入場人數管制人多到爆炸!

  • 蘭蘭

    各式各樣紫藤爭奇鬥艷盛開,好像在歡迎遊客的到來,可惜導遊給的停留時間太短太少,下次有機會自由行再來安排。

  • 林芊雲

    各種不同的花卉在這裡爭奇鬥艷,使人感到處處都是美景

  • 陳之和

    被評為世界十大夢幻景點足利花卉公園,最具代表性150年長紫藤大樹,可惜去的時間接近花期的尾聲,期待下次有機會再來此處探訪

  • 王小鈞

    世界十大夢幻景點.必賞紫藤花隧道,推薦大家來日本除了賞櫻花,也可以安排足利花園紫藤花,這個景點,在距離東京市區大約二個小時車程的栃木縣,交通還蠻方便的,如果是搭鐵路或JR也很方便,搭JR的話還可以直達足利花卉公園站,從車站走到花卉公園只要3分鐘,
    距離非常的近也很方便搭乘,從東京出發約兩個小時就可以抵達。

  • S.H.O

    足利花卉公園每個季節花都不一樣門票價格也不同,紫藤花期間的票價是最貴的,推薦夜間點燈秀完全和白天不一樣感覺,門票也較便宜

  • Lanni

    大家如果4月中到5月初來到日本,
    真的強烈推薦大家一定要把這個
    位於東京近郊的足利花卉公園排到行程中,
    感受這一季最浪漫最夢幻的紫藤花季。

  • Nieves

    love the colours of lights and the way it created, awesome.

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Details

Address
607 Hasama-cho, Ashikaga City, Tochigi 329-4216
Telephone number
0284-91-4939
Opening hours
9:00AM to 6:00PM, 10:00AM-5:00PM in summer and winter
* Does not apply during illuminated periods
A Tale of the Wisteria:
< 11th April 2020 - 21st April 2020 (projected dates) > 7:00AM to 6:00PM,
< 22nd April 2020 - 20th May 2020 (projected dates) > 7:00AM to 9:00PM,
The Garden of Illuminated Flowers:
< Beginning of November to Beginning of February > 3:30PM to 9:30PM,
weekends and holidays 3:30PM to 9:30PM
* The lights are switched on from around 4:30PM
Fixed holidays
The third Wednesday of February, New Year's Eve
Cost
Entry (adult) 300 yen - 1,900 yen * Depending on how in bloom the flowers are, times and prices can fluctuate
Accepted cards
Visa, MasterCard
* Can only be used in certain areas inside
Access
Three minutes' walk from JR Ryomo Line Ashikaga Flower Park Station. Thirty minutes by taxi from Tobu Isesaki Line Ashikaga Station.
Official website
Official website (English)