Ashikaga Flower Park Celebrates Japan's Other Major Spring Flowers
Its "Wisteria Stories" Event Showcases 350 Wisteria Trees and 5,000 Azaela Bushes Blooming Mid-April to Mid-May.
By: TOBU Railway Co., Ltd
Ashikaga Flower Park is famous for its 350 magnificent "Fuji" or Wisteria trees and more than 5,000 azaleas. The 23-acre facility attracts more than 1.5 million visitors per year but is most beckoning during its "Wisteria Stories" event (https://www.ashikaga.co.jp/
Wisteria claim a long and beloved history in Japan, where they were even featured in
8th Century Man'yōshū poem collection -- Japan's oldest known compendium of poems. Today they remain a jewel, and in 2014 they were featured as one of CNN's "Dream Destinations."
Also, at Ashikaga Flower Park, roses, irises, hydrangeas, and water lilies bloom after wisteria. It is truly a flower lover's heaven.
(1) April 15 (Sat) - April 21 (Fri) 8:00am - 8:30pm
(2) April 22 (Sat)- May 7 (Sun) 7:00am - 9:00pm
(3) May 8 (Mon) - May 14 (Sun) 8:00 - 8:30pm
One-day Admission: Adults 900 yen - 2,100 yen / Children 500 yen - 1,100 yen
Evening Admission: Adults 700 - 1,900 yen / Children 400 - 1,000 yen
***Evening ticket sales begin at 5:30 p.m.
Take the Tobu Skytree Line (Tobu Isesaki Line) to Ashikaga-shi Station, then take a cab for about 20 minutes. A taxi will be about 3,000 yen (currently about $25).
About Tobu Railways:
TOBU Railway Co., Ltd. is a major Japanese corporation consisting of approximately 80 companies. The Tobu Railway covers the longest operating distance in Metropolitan Tokyo, leading to numerous tourist attractions including: Asakusa and TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN in Tokyo; Nikko and Kinugawa-Onsen, famous for its world heritage sites and hot springs; the Tatebayashi and Ashikaga areas, known for their blooming flower fields; and Kawagoe and Tochigi City, where the atmosphere of the old Edo era lives on. Tobu is also invested in a portfolio of hotels, including the newly opened The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko and FUFU Nikko Onsen Resort.
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