In case you need proof that “the harder a garden is to get to, the more spectacular it is,” look no further than Ashikaga Flower Park. Two solid hours from Tokyo by car (or two and a half hours hopping on and off four different trains), I didn’t believe any flowers could be worth the trip.
But as you can see, I was oh so wrong!
Getting to Ashikaga Flower Park without a car takes about 2.5 hours by train. To get there, plug your nearest station into the Train Finder or download a free Japan Travel mobile app to your phone (I use Navitime Japan Travel) with Ashikaga Flower Park Station as the destination.
Open: Every day, 9:00-21:00 from mid-April to the end of May
Admission: ¥1700 for adults
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3 thoughts on “Yes, This Is One Wisteria Plant!”
Wow these are beautiful! I love a good wisteria. Ill add this to my must do for next time I go
It was pretty boggling. It actually peaked during Golden Week, I think, (the week before we went), but of course that coincided with the most massive crowds of the year, so we waited until after everybody had gone back to work. If you really want to go, here’s the Ashikaga Flower Park website’s English section! http://www.ashikaga.co.jp/en/index.html