Yes, This Is One Wisteria Plant!
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 (use the Train Finder to search from your nearest station to Tomita Station), then it’s about a 13-minute walk to the park entrance, or you can take a bus from the station that takes about 10 minutes.
Open: Every day, 9:00-21:00 from mid-April to the end of May
Admission: ¥1700 for adults
Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, now out for the first time in paperback!