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Ashikaga Flower Park the best spot for wisteria

Ashikaga Flower Park the best spot for wisteria

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Ashikaga Flower Park the best spot for wisteria

Before going back to Europe, I definitely wanted go to Ashikaga Flower Park, in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours from Tokyo. Ashikaga Flower Park is a very famous flower view spot for Fuji (wistaria), Tsutsuji, Syakunage, Syakuyaku, Hankachi-no-ki. I left in late morning, so it was a little less crowded in the parking lot and in the park.

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Ashikaga Flower Park is not a traditional Japanese garden but it’s famous for its best wisteria garden landscaping, the largest wisteria park in Japan, wisteria illumination, and vast array of flowers in the spring and throughout the year. In April and May the wisteria bloom is in pinks, purples, whites and yellows. Ashikaga flower park is chosen as one of the nine dream destinations for 2014 by CNN. There are 4 great wisterias of over 140 years of age, there are also 160 other wisterias of over 80 years of age, as well as 1500 kurume azaleas within the park.

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The Japanese wisteria are one of the prime attractions of  Ashikaga Flower Park. Wisteria are called fuji in Japanese, like Mt. Fuji. 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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Admission:    300 to 1700 yen depending on the season (I paye 1 600 yen).

I definitely recommend visiting Ashikaga Flower Park if you have the chance to be in Japan.

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