Make your trip especially memorable and arrange it so that you see the Tale of Fuji no Hana, the Japanese Wisteria Festival from mid April to mid May. We recommend the Sakura Meguri, this is a scenic tour of the cherry blossoms when they begin to blossom in early April. That scale is more than worthy for long leisurely walks. I visited Ashikaga Flower Park in the Tochigi prefecture of Japan in May 2019. In May, after the cherry blossoms have finished, it's time for the wisteria to bloom. Ashikaga Flower Park will be temporarily closed from 13 April 2020 until further notice in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infections Wisteria flower (Fuji in Japanese) is one of the most beloved spring flowers in Japan. The Japanese love wisteria. You don’t have to pay extra to see it as once you are inside the park you can spend as long as you please. Standing in full bloom and proud in Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi, Japan, it’s almost hard to believe that this gorgeous tree is almost 150 years old. [via Japan Guide and LiveInternet] The age of these plants is more than a hundred years; they are closely interwoven with each other and form a fabulous tunnel of love. Since wisteria season comes right after the cherry blossoms, I saw a few remaining cherry trees in bloom at the park, along with brightly colored azaleas, fringed tulips, and enormous peonies. The branches are supported by many beams in order compensate for the weight of the vines when the flower is in season. Visitors to the park can also see wide expanses of snow willows and white spiraea, as well as fields of beautiful tulips. The Spring Flower Festival starts based on the blooms, usually from late March through April. From there, it's a 5-10 minute walk to the park. The entry price varies from season to season. inside it. The opening period ; all year around. Winter illuminations are extremely beloved in Japan and the illuminations at the flower park are one of the country’s most celebrated. This is my first memory of the park before I even stepped The moment I got out At Ashikaga Flower Park, every year there are eight themes created and a theme of the best flowers of the season are displayed within the park. Ashikaga Flower Park is true paradise of Japan’s iconic seasonal flowers. Book your tickets online for Ashikaga Flower Park, Ashikaga: See 986 reviews, articles, and 2,610 photos of Ashikaga Flower Park, ranked No.1 on Tripadvisor among 115 attractions in Ashikaga. For inquiries regarding these tours, please contact a travel agency. Tip: Do try and arrive early or like me a Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. © 2019 ASHIKAGA FLOWER PARK. Share. The fuji in Ashikaga Flower Park are usually in full bloom in the beginning of May, one to two weeks later than the fuji of Tokyo. Spring Colorful Spring. The Spring Flower Festival starts based on the blooms, usually from late March through April. You can take a train from Tokyo to Ashikaga Flower Park via Oyama(Tochigi) in around 2h 28m. Oh well, I am saving it for the next time. There is a great selection of seeds, plants and gifts to buy. So, the best time to … Visitors to the park can also see wide expanses of snow willows and white spiraea, as well as fields of beautiful tulips. Thanks for sharing all of your experiences! So instead, I opted to go to Ashikaga Flower Park the day I landed in Japan and I am happy to report that it more than lived up to my expectations. The hanging flowers beautiful, but what really caught my eye was the trunk and the mindbogglingly twisted branched that held the said flowers. Also, do stick around for the night lights because everyone I met said it was something to behold. little late because the queues for the train back can get very long. Because Ashikaga Flower Park is considered one of the best spots to view fuji flowers in Japan, the park can be very crowded even on weekdays during the peak season. Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi Prefecture is perhaps one of the best displays, and is around 90 minutes from Tokyo, but you can also see a smaller display at Kameido-tenjin Shrine near Kinshicho Station. Book through Klook to get discounts on the best tours and activities in Tokyo, Japan! Of course, if you have your heart set on lots of cherry blossoms, Ashikaga won’t disappoint if you go during that season from March-to-April. I spent the entire afternoon taking in the site before me and gluttoning on the refreshing ice creams being served at the small café in the middle of the park. Ashikaga Flower Park, located in Ashikaga, Tochigi, is a flower wonderland. While wisteria season is the most popular, the park is open year-round. which is down south and would have been pretty off route for me. Experienced travelers advise to visit the Ashikaga Flower Park in May, when wisteria is in bloom. They are amongst Japan's most popular flowers. The park measures 94,000㎡, and has different flowers blossoming throughout all four seasons. All Rights Reserved. The 5 million bulbs in the park light up to create magical ‘rose’ and ‘lily’ gardens.