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Ashikaga Flower Park

During the Heian Period, Ashikaga was developed by Minamoto no Yoshikuni, whose descendants later became the Ashikaga clan. The area was noted from this period for its academy, the Ashikaga Gakko. During the Edo period, it was the center of Ashikaga Domain. Following the Meiji restoration, the town of Ashikaga within Ashikaga District, Tochigi was established with the creation of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was elevated to city status on January 1, 1921. Ashikaga annexed the neighboring village of Keno on March 3, 1951 and the town of Yamabe on April 1, 1953. This was followed on August 1, 1954 by the villages of Mie and Yamamae, and on November 1, 1954 by the villages of Kitago and Nagusa. On April 1, 1959 Ashikaga annexed the village of Tomita, and the northern half of the village of Yabagawa on July 1, 1960. On October 1, 1962 Ashikaga annexed the towns of Mikuriya and Sakanishi. Ashikaga District was dissolved by this final merger.
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Ashikaga Flower Park

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. 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.
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Ashikaga Flower Park

In Japan, there are two wisteria wonderlands travelers adore: Ashikaga Flower Park, reachable by train from Tokyo, will feature more than 350 wisteria trees in full bloom during this year’s Great Wisteria Festival from April 15 to May 22.Be sure to stick around until nighttime for light-up wisteria displays and a plate of wisteria-flavored noodles at Ashikaga’s onsite cafe.
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There are a couple of places to eat on the grounds of Ashikaga Flower Park. The main entrance of the Park has a gardening store with seeds, potted plants and other flower garden-related for sale, as well as a souvenir shop offering a range of flower-themed (mainly wisteria-themed) confectioneries and snacks, soft toys, plushies, and more.
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Ashikaga (足利市?, Ashikaga-shi) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 149,711 and a population density of 842 persons per km². Its total area was 177.76 km².
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Ashikaga has long been noted for its textile industry, but in recent years it has also become known as an industrial and commercial city producing various aluminum, machine metal works and products. In the agricultural sector, Ashikaga is noted for its tomatoes.
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Ashikaga Flower Park opening hours are: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. early March to late November 10 a.m.-5 p.m. late November to early March. However, hours change during the “Wisteria Flower Story” season from mid-April to mid-May, and during the “Flower Fantasy” illumination event from late-October to early-February. Please check ahead for details as the exact dates change every year.
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The Japanese love flowers, and wisteria are among their favorites. Wisteria are called fuji in Japanese, like Mt. Fuji, but unlike the mountain, the flower is pronounced by stressing the second syllable. One of the best places to view fuji flowers is the Ashikaga Flower Park (
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Ashikaga Flower Park has more than 350 wisterias, at their peak in spring when the Park’s variable entry fee is the highest. The most memorable displays are the wisteria tunnels up to 80 m (87 yards) long that the visitor walks through enjoying the beauty of the pendulous racemes from below. There are various colors of wisteria to be seen, such as pink, purple, blue, and white–lavender being the most plentiful when flowering.
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The “Great Miracle Wisteria” is the Park’s pride and joy: a huge, sprawling wisteria that is over 140 years old, located right in the middle of Ashikaga Flower Park. The gnarled trunk makes for a picturesque contrast with the luxuriant blossom that hangs in countless mauve strands above the visitor’s head. It is lit up after nightfall.
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Ashikaga Flower Park is closed on the third Wednesday and Thursday in February, and on December 31. Besides these three days, it is basically open every day of the year. However, note that the Park may close unexpectedly on certain days for equipment inspection, so please check ahead.
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Take the JR Utsunomiya Line, JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line or JR Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo to Oyama (only a few shinkansen stop there) and transfer to the JR Ryomo Line. Get off at Tomita Station, one station before Ashikaga Station, from where it is a 15 minute walk to the park. The one way ride takes at least 70 minutes and 4000 yen by shinkansen or about two hours and 2000 yen by regular trains. Alternatively, take the Tobu Isesaki Line from Tobu Asakusa Station to Ashikagashi Station. The one way ride takes about 70 minutes and costs 2000 yen by direct “Ryomo Limited Express” train or takes nearly two hours but costs only 970 yen by regular trains with transfers along the way. From the station, there are shuttle buses to the park (300 yen one way), however, they do not run on many weekdays and during winter. Alternatively, the park can be reached in a 20 minute taxi ride (about 3000 yen).
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The Ashikaga Flower Park entry fee fluctuates with the season, and is highest (up to 1,700 yen) in mid-April to mid-May, and lowest (as low as 300 yen) from July through February. Again, the details change every year, so please check ahead.
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At Ashikaga Flower Park, different flowers go into full bloom depending on the season. This time when we visited, the roses were at their best (late May).
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago If you like flower, this park is a MUST !!!So beautiful. If you like flower, this park is a must !! People from all over the world are coming to this park. It was my first time, and It was not disappointing !!!Thank Shlomi T
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Ashikaga is located in the far southwestern corner of Tochigi Prefecture, bordering on Gunma Prefecture to the north, west and south. The Watarase River flows through the center of the city. It is located approximately 80 km north of Tokyo.
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There are buses or trains, you'll need to change a couple of times. Google Ikebukuro to Ashikaga and it will show you some train routes and times. If you get to Ueno or Asakusa station, it's less connections. Depending on when you leave, will depend on how long it takes you and your connections. Good luck!
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So beautiful. If you like flower, this park is a must !! People from all over the world are coming to this park. It was my first time, and It was not disappointing !!!
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“Flower Fantasy” is an illumination spectacle that runs nightly from the end of October to early February. The dramatic and enchanting illuminations of wisteria and other plants are beautifully rendered and more worth your while than might be imagined. During the Flower Fantasy period, the illumination begins at nightfall and ends at 9 p.m. on weekdays, and 9:30 p.m. on weekends and public holidays.
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As spring turns to summer, the park is covered in hydrangea in June. This season is called tsuyu, Japan’s rainy season. The hydrangea is especially famous as a flower of this season. Hydrangeas of various colors like blue, white, and pink can be seen during this season.
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In recent years, the park has also become very popular in the winter season for putting on a massive winter illumination display. Drawing larger and larger crowds every year, the park opens its gates every evening from early December to early February to let visitors wander through the elaborate exhibition.
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Alternatively, take the Tobu Isesaki Line from Tobu Asakusa Station to Ashikagashi Station. The one way ride takes about 70 minutes and costs 2000 yen by direct “Ryomo Limited Express” train or takes nearly two hours but costs only 970 yen by regular trains with transfers along the way. From the station, there are shuttle buses to the park (300 yen one way), however, they do not run on many weekdays and during winter. Alternatively, the park can be reached in a 20 minute taxi ride (about 3000 yen).
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Fuji, or wisteria, is native to China, Japan and the eastern United States, and plays a big role in Japanese culture. The kanji for fuji (藤) appears in many common family names, the wisteria flower features in many family crests, and fuji-musume, or “Wisteria Daughter,” is a time-honored theme of Japanese painting and drama, specifically kabuki.
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The Japanese love flowers, and wisteria are among their favorites. Wisteria are called fuji in Japanese, like Mt. Fuji, but unlike the mountain, the flower is pronounced by stressing the second syllable.
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In October, the park is covered in purple flowers. They’re flowers called Amethyst Sage, unique for their deep purple color. You shouldn’t miss the fascinating view of the purple garden during this season.

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