2019-03-14

“Fuji no Hana Monogatari – Great Wisteria Festival” it ’s a spring festival in Japan

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The Ashikaga Flower Park was selected as one of CNN’s “2014 Top 10 Dream Destinations in the World”, the only location selected in Japan. Furthermore, there is the splendid great wisteria, which has been designated as a natural monument by Tochigi prefecture! Please check the schedule as there is a possibility that the best viewing period will become earlier.

  • A period of one month during which wisteria of various colors, such as pink, purple, white, and yellow, continue to bloom

    With over 350 trees, including the 150-year-old great wisteria with its splendid wisteria trellis that is equivalent in size to 600 tatami floors, the 80m tunnel of white wisteria, and the tunnel of kibana wisteria, the blooming wisteria are certainly worth seeing.
    In Japan, it has been used as a location for filming, and abroad it was acclaimed by the American news channel, CNN, that it is mystical like the "tree of souls" in the movie "Avatar". Also, the combination with the azalea that blooms at the same time as the wisteria is also brilliant. While referencing the best period to view them, please go to visit the wisteria that blooms beautifully during the day and at night, which can only be enjoyed during this time of the year.

  • Introducing the changing wisteria

  • The "Ashikaga Flower Park", where you can enjoy various types of wisteria, such as the Onaga wisteria, Yae-kokuryu wisteria, purple wisteria, pink wisteria, and white wisteria. Among them, the 150-year-old great wisteria, which has been designated as a natural monument by Tochigi prefecture, has a wisteria trellis equivalent in size to 600 tatami floors, and hangs down nearly two meters, delighting the eyes of the visitors. The contrast with the more than 5,000 trees of azalea around the park is also superb.

  • Pink wisteria [Usual best period to view] Mid to late April

  • Great wisteria (designated as a natural monument by Tochigi prefecture)【Usual best period to view】 Late April to early May

  • White wisteria (designated as a natural monument by Tochigi prefecture) [Usual best period to view] Early May

  • Kibana wisteria 【Usual best period to view】 Early to mid May

    Ashikaga Flower Park is very convenient, located just three minutes on foot from the station.   Please admire the colors of the wisteria that changes like a picture scroll, and enjoy their beauty.

  • "Fuji no Hana Monogatari – Great Wisteria Festival 2019" Details

    Period: April 13th (Sat) - May 19th (Sun), 2019
    ※ The period may vary depending on the condition of the flowers
    Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Illumination scheduled from April 20th to May 12th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
    ※ The period may vary depending on the condition of the flowers
    Admission Fees / 【Day Time】 Adults ¥900 ~ ¥1,800, Children ¥500 ~ ¥900
    【Night Time】 Adults ¥600 ~ ¥1,500, Children ¥300 ~ ¥800
    * Admission fees may vary depending on the blooming conditions.

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