Ashikaga Flower Park Illumination
One of the Top Three Light Up Events in Japan!
Ashikaga Flower Park is the only place in Japan chosen as one of ten “Dream Destinations” for global travel by the American news site, CNN. The park holds an illumination event in wintertime.
Amazingly, for seven years in a row the park has garnered first place in the illumination category for Japan’s “Illumination Award” selected by certified professionals knowledgeable about night tourism throughout Japan. This illumination event was also recognized as a Night View Heritage of Japan in 2011 and one of the three major illumination events in Kanto in 2012.
In addition to the Flower Castle that debuted in 2017, there is the miraculous Great Wisteria trellis, the symbol of the park, featuring flower clusters newly added this year that are recreated down to the smallest detail so the impressive creation looks just like the real wisteria trellis when swaying in the wind.
Other popular attractions include the “Light Pyramid” and “One Earth for All” that double the amount of light by reflecting off the water’s surface, the 25-meter-tall “Illumination Tower,” “Rainbow Magic,” and “Flower Field In The Sky—The Milky Way” which is a wall of light that uses a hillside slope to appear above people’s heads.
|607 Hasama-cho, Ashikaga, Tochigi
|15:30 to 20:30 (Open until 21:00 on weekends and holidays)
※The lights will be on around 16:30 to 17:00
|Days Closed for Business
|Adults: 1,300 yen Children: 700 yen
|October 18, 2023 (Wed) - February 14, 2024 (Wed)
3-minute walk from JR Ashikaga Flower Park Station
15 minutes from Ashikaga Interchange on the Kita Kanto Expressway
18 minutes from Sano Fujioka Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway
|64 512 293*12
This area boasts evocative historical buildings and townscapes, such as the Ashikaga School, known for being the oldest school in Japan, and Kura no Machi, a district where buildings from the mid-19th century, a time when the area prospered as a commercial district, still stand. At Ashikaga Flower Park, you can see 350 blooming wisteria flowers, flowing downward from above, creating a world of enchantment.