Ashikaga Flower Park
Ashikaga Flower Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
The largest wisteria garden in Japan with over 350 wisteria trees in a park of 94,000 m². There are many visitors every year during the season of ‘Wisteria Story - Great Wisteria Festival’. The park is proud to have more than 350 blossoming wisteria such as the 150 year old great wisteria which is a Tochigi Prefecture designated natural treasure, the large wisteria trellis as big as 600 tatami mats with three wisteria trees, a unique wisteria with double blossoms and an 80 m long tunnel of white wisteria. Visitors can enjoy seasonal flowers throughout the year. Recently the park has been chosen and certified by night view appraisers as the best illumination display in Japan. The ‘Flower Garden of Lights’ illumination display is extremely popular.
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  • John and Deb K
    Karratha, Australia776 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worht the Effort to Visit
    It takes a bit of time (2 1/2 hours by train) to get there but we really enjoyed. We missed the full blooms of Wisteria but we were blown away with the flowers all over the park. We were there for the start of the Wisteria festival and it was busy but you can still find places on out of the way walkways where there is no one. A place we would recommend. Not really sure about the wisteria ice cream bit of a strange flavour.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 April 2024
  • kim buay p
    Singapore, Singapore12,882 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous fully bloomed Wisterias in great weather on the 22 April
    After visiting the Hitachi Seaside Park, we went to Ashikaga and stayed a night at Hotel Route-Inn Ashikaga Ekimae. After an early dinner we boarded the 18:08 train for the 5 minute journey to the Ashikaga Flower Park Station to catch the Light illumination at night. It was 1600 Yen each and hotel gave us a discount coupon and so the ticket was 1400 Yen. There are two entrances, the Central Entrance with lockers (about 10 minutes walk) and the West Entrance about 5 minutes walk away. There are also lockers at the train station at the end of the ramp. The West Entrance is temporary and only opens during busy season. We went at 8:00 on 22nd April and the wisterias are blooming very well. It was not crowded in the morning as the rain had just stopped around that time. We paid 1700 Yen with a 100 yen discount showing our coupon from the hotel. It was a different feeling viewing the wisterias and lots of other lovely flowers at night and in the daytime. More can be seen in the bright daylight. The screen of Purple Wisteria is particularly lovely at night due to the reflection of the lights in the pond. The tunnel of white Wisteria is also stunning at night. The symmetrical display of the Flower bed in water can only be appreciated in the daytime. The Four seasons Stage is also very lovely with colour-coordinated flowers of pink, blue, yellow and white. We did try the wisteria ice-cream and the taste was good. We catch the 10:51 train to Oyama (about 30 minutes) and transferred to a Shinkansen and reached Ueno Station at 12:10. It was a very fast jounrey about 1 hr and 20 mins long. Strongly recommend a visit here at the right time.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 April 2024
  • ZOm999
    Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing flower festival
    The bus and ticket iffice is at bus stop no 7 at Kawaguchiko station. The ride takes about an hour on normal days and can be longer on weekends and public holiday. Really worth to go - beautiful spread of flowers with Mt.Fuji in the background.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 May 2024
  • Mark T
    Ageo, Japan570 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bit late
    The park is far away from Tokyo. It is worthwhile visiting in spring. When I visited here on May 5, 2024, the Westria was falling. It was a bit late. Probably, the peak was in April. The most important thing to enjoy flowers is information. You need to check the website and call the park to get the latest info.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 May 2024
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Krubee
Singapore, Singapore657 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
If Cherry Blossoms are what known to tourists going to Japan in a very short Spring period during the months of March/April, then there is one famed Flower Park mostly known to locals and unaware to frequent visitors like me - this heavenly piece on Earth which opens all year round and is home to hundreds of flowers blooming on different seasons in particular its more famed for Wisteria Lane a dazzling array of floating Purple colours which blooms and truly magical during the months of April/May where we visited the park.

It was a bit of a coincidence coming here because we were looking for a Strawberry farm near Tokyo where we could use your JR pass. As we search online, Ahiskaga Flower Park and its neighour the Strawberry Kingdom from JA Agriland Ashikasaga (separate review) displays right in front of our bequeathed eyesights. What it means was - we got to visit 2 of the most prettiest attractions and things to do in Japan!!! And just like Shibuya sky its 2 in 1!!! We first tried on different Merchant platforms and all of them were part of a package tour - day trip from Tokyo which is not what we need.

So we booked our tickets right on site and it was available and they accept credit cards!!!! Prices vary each season but their clocking at 1100 to 2200 during the famous Wisteria season when the time we visited what a great timing indeed!!! Getting there is a bit far - 2 hrs because you need to switch to local line via Oyama. We took Shinkansen from Ueno station back and forth. So you would need 1 full day in visiting this area to maximize the surroundings, things to do and the beautiful flowers, delicious food and sweet Strawberry Ashikaga has to offer!!!

It was a bit crowded when we visited because its the peak season. However, there will always be a spot for you without the photo bombers because the park is massive. We were given a map and tickets upon payments and right at the entrance is the first out of 3 Great Wisteria Trellis lane beside a lake. 2 are the original Purple Wisterias and 1 White. The raw orche stone pathways gives you a rustic vibes similar to Tuscany as you walk along. The park is divided into segments of different attractions and types of flowers it has to offer - based on the season. It has a total of 8 seasons and were right at the most sought after - Wisteria Story from mid-April to mid-May or Late Spring. I wouldn’t enumerate the rest of the season but you could refer to their Website for more info as well as the facilities it has to offer.

Instead, my Exceptional review will focus on these spots and flowers we’ve encountered. The first Wisteria Trellis we saw is a humongous tree with huge trunk that supports hundred of inter-twinning vines from its strong branches where the Purple Orchid Like flowers drop forming a beautiful array of Purple extravaganza. In fact, the flowers are so plentiful you would not even notice its just coming from 1 tree. The leaves are Green and their mostly on top of the trunk and the flowers below. The park provided Bamboo support for the vines to let them drop in perfect symmetry and immaculate beauty. This lane is off limits near the main trunk so its enclosed by bamboo fence. It is the time we saw a Wisteria tree in our lives and it didn’t disappoint, we were mesmerized. Fragrance wise I didn’t smell it enough but if I could remember its a little musky. There is also a small White Wisteria just across the pond which we could get closes and even pluffier flowers.

As we moved on, across the park we could see lots of Spring flowers like the adorable Daisies, Blue Violets, Roses, Irises, Hydrangea, Peonies to name a few where familiar with because there are many more. They all are glowing, budding, and dazzling beautifully with beauty and elegance in an array of magical and mysterious colours!!! There is a cafe at the center of the park and lots of benches and dining areas but their all full that day so we didn’t have the chance to sit and relax but we did try their famous Wisteria Soft Served Ice cream and mind you it was so good!!!!! A bit nutty, tangy, sweet and calming flavour not tried before so it definitely a must!!! It costs only 400 Yen per cone but they were so worth it because they fill your cone to the max.

After a quick Ice-cream break we continued our walking and stumbled upon the largest Wisteria lanes - the White Wisteria and another Purple Wisteria. These 2 lanes compared to the first one allows you to walk under the flowers and stems of the massive tree holding them. Yes these are the 2 spots you must not miss and take those lovely photos and videos. Despite the crowds, we managed to take our memorable and special shots under the charming and mystical flowers. The White wisteria has more option to walk because you will have to cross its trunks from entrance to exit. The Purple one just along the branches of the main trunk. The best lane for me amongst the 3 is the White one because I felt I’m part of the Wisteria family indeed!!!

And before we forget we must not miss their collection of Roses at their Rose Garden just located before the convenience/toilet/cafe in the Northern part of the flower park. If they say Roses are Reds then this is not true. Here they have a collection of different colours and sizes but most are big fluffy varieties. I am not sure of the varieties here but their all very fragrant - sweet, floral, tantalizing, aromatic - so this is the most fragrant part of the park!!!. I also especially loved the mini-stream and ponds surrounding the roses and yes I saw a Turtle out there. There is also a very Romantic bridge traversing the Pond adroned with hundreds of Wisteria flowers - this a perfect spot for your lovely photos and videos and we did of course especially with those Dazzling Roses in Red, Pink, White, Yellow and Peach colours!!!

There are many photo spots all around the park and last but not the least in the big pond with a massive wall covered with enigmatic and immaculate Wisterias symbolizing that this is their season and their in it to showcase their uncomparable prowess and beauty. A long wooden bench traversing the big pond will lead your way back to the main entrance/exit where we made our way with a lovely and beaming hearts full of memories, happiness, unique experiences, and just pure joy and for sure these all will last a lifetime. In fact, I was so mesmerized with the beauty and magic of the park that I came back the 2nd time this time with my parents so they too could witness the adoring and charming Wisterias, Roses, Lilies and all the seasonal flowers making this lovely park their home welcoming each one of us to witness pure joy, beauty, glory and magic that were truly priceless and will surely last in our memories for a lifetime.

Just outside the park there are food stalls selling fresh produce from the town - we ordered the Grilled Squid, Grilled Sweet Corn and Baked Potatoes and their all delicious good and fresh - what a great way to end of our trip here in As. hikaga!!! So there you go - do come visit this Amazing and Magical flower park because you not only get to witness the beauty of magic of these flowers in season but also have other things to visit here like the Strawberry farm which is just across the park. See you soon Ashikaga Flower Park on our next visit perhaps another season or at night, indeed highly recommended!!! Matah Neh :=)
Written 8 June 2024
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Mark T
Ageo, Japan570 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The park is far away from Tokyo. It is worthwhile visiting in spring. When I visited here on May 5, 2024, the Westria was falling. It was a bit late. Probably, the peak was in April. The most important thing to enjoy flowers is information. You need to check the website and call the park to get the latest info.
Written 7 May 2024
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ZOm999
Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The bus and ticket iffice is at bus stop no 7 at Kawaguchiko station. The ride takes about an hour on normal days and can be longer on weekends and public holiday. Really worth to go - beautiful spread of flowers with Mt.Fuji in the background.
Written 1 May 2024
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CT
Kansas City, KS17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Heaven on earth…beautiful and fragrant wisteria trees were the highlight of our trip. Japan is so amazing with their service, culture and historical places.
Written 29 April 2024
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore12,882 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
After visiting the Hitachi Seaside Park, we went to Ashikaga and stayed a night at Hotel Route-Inn Ashikaga Ekimae. After an early dinner we boarded the 18:08 train for the 5 minute journey to the Ashikaga Flower Park Station to catch the Light illumination at night. It was 1600 Yen each and hotel gave us a discount coupon and so the ticket was 1400 Yen. There are two entrances, the Central Entrance with lockers (about 10 minutes walk) and the West Entrance about 5 minutes walk away. There are also lockers at the train station at the end of the ramp. The West Entrance is temporary and only opens during busy season.
We went at 8:00 on 22nd April and the wisterias are blooming very well. It was not crowded in the morning as the rain had just stopped around that time. We paid 1700 Yen with a 100 yen discount showing our coupon from the hotel.
It was a different feeling viewing the wisterias and lots of other lovely flowers at night and in the daytime. More can be seen in the bright daylight. The screen of Purple Wisteria is particularly lovely at night due to the reflection of the lights in the pond. The tunnel of white Wisteria is also stunning at night.
The symmetrical display of the Flower bed in water can only be appreciated in the daytime. The Four seasons Stage is also very lovely with colour-coordinated flowers of pink, blue, yellow and white.
We did try the wisteria ice-cream and the taste was good. We catch the 10:51 train to Oyama (about 30 minutes) and transferred to a Shinkansen and reached Ueno Station at 12:10. It was a very fast jounrey about 1 hr and 20 mins long. Strongly recommend a visit here at the right time.
Written 27 April 2024
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John and Deb K
Karratha, Australia776 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It takes a bit of time (2 1/2 hours by train) to get there but we really enjoyed. We missed the full blooms of Wisteria but we were blown away with the flowers all over the park. We were there for the start of the Wisteria festival and it was busy but you can still find places on out of the way walkways where there is no one. A place we would recommend. Not really sure about the wisteria ice cream bit of a strange flavour.
Written 23 April 2024
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Travelove58
15,599 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We were here last May ( see my earlier review ), the park was very beautiful with all the multi types of colourful blooming flowers. However now being winter, there were hardly any flowers at all. The vast & empty flower gardens are now replaced by thousands & thousands of LED lights displays - in various forms, sizes, colours & shapes. It's more of an illuminated light show park rather than a flower park. Don't waste your time coming so far here in winter - just to see an ordinary light show!
This place takes about 2 hours from Tokyo one way, depending on traffic. Actually we did not intend to come here again as we had been here last year. But it was part of a day tour, so no choice.
Written 15 February 2024
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Pearljammer
Los Angeles, CA125 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The blooms are probably better in the spring. During our visit in November, it was pretty but not spectacular. It takes 2 hours each way so plan your vacation accordingly.
Written 15 November 2023
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Candace T
14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
I think it is better to visit maybe end of April. Even though we enjoyed the garden very much but most of the flowers already bloomed and maybe some with leftover late bloomers.
Written 24 May 2023
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A Dale
Susono, Japan161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Although Ashikaga Flower Park is 2hrs & 45 min away from where we live, it was worth the drive. We missed the wisteria by a week but the roses were in bloom…there were towering walls, archways & planted roses. Plenty of areas to sit, relax & take in the views. So many other flowering plants too. 1600 yen/adult. Expect to do a lot of walking. Wear comfortable shoe. Free parking plus there’s a train station (near the closest parking lot to the entrance to the flower park). Maybe next time we’ll stay for illuminations since the park is open until 9pm.
Written 17 May 2023
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