The Best Time to Visit Ashikaga Flower Park

What is the best time to visit Ashikaga flower park? It is especially famous for its wisteria flowers in May and for its Winter illuminations.

The wisteria festival at Ashikaga Flower Park is one of most popular flower events in Japan and also popular the light-up at night during the Winter season.

The Great Wisteria Festival at Ashikaga Flower Park  in Tochigi prefecture was the only destination from Japan that was chosen for CNN's "Dream Destinations for 2014" and it has become a top tourist attraction in Japan.

The Ashikaga Flower Park first opened in 1968 under the name “Hayakawa Farm and it was relocated and now spans 94,000 square meters.

One large fuji tree is 100 years old and its branches are supported to create a huge umbrella of blue fuji flowers.

Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi is one of Japan's most celebrated public gardens, with thousands of beautiful flowers blooming through the seasons.

Ashikaga Flower Park is a park of about 9 hectares that showcases the beauty of mainly wisteria (fuji) as well as many other flowers.

How to Get to Ashikaga Flower Park from Tokyo

There are several ways to get to Ashikaga Flower Park Station, but you must first arrive at Oyama Station to take the JR Ryomo line. The fastest way is taking the Shinkansen (41 minutes from Tokyo Station).

Some Shinkansen om Tohoku Shinkansen line stops at Oyama Station. Alternatively, you can also use the JR Utsunomiya line (1 hour and 10 minutes from Tokyo Station).

Once in Oyama Station, transfer to the JR Ryomo Line to Ashikaga Flower Park Station (34 minutes).

Address:607 Hasama Town,Ashikaga City,Tochigi Prefecture,329-4216 Japan
It takes just 3 mins walk from Ashikaga Flower Park station.

Admission fees
Adults: 300 yen / Children: 100 yen
Opening hours
All year. 9:00AM~6:00PM
The winter season.10:00AM~5:00PM

They do not have a regular close day. But it was closed on the third Wednesday and Thursday of February and December 31.
※ pets such as dogs and cats are not allowed in the park.

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