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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 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
  • The magical illumination at night during the "A Tale of the Wisteria" season
  • Rose-themed lighting on show during "The Garden of Illuminated Flowers"

Reviews

  • 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.

  • 黃子芹

    可以觀賞到各種不同類型顏色的紫藤花,散發出淡淡的花香,除了紫藤花還有其他的花卉,來的時候已經接近花期尾聲,但是還是感到相當令人驚艷感動

  • 陳庭唯

    造訪足利花卉公園,滿園的花卉讓人心曠神怡,在開心的旅途中增加了美麗的點綴, 雖然去的時候,紫藤花已不是最盛開的時候了,但仍然有許多其他品種的花,到處都是愜意的美景,下次造訪日本,還是會想再來一次的美麗仙境。

  • 吳佩貞

    公園有許多美不勝收的花種,很漂亮

Basic Information

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)

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