Fuji Miracle

Wonderful flower park in Ashikaga

By Elena Lisina    - 2 min read

Fuji is not only the name of the famous volcanic mountain in Japan; it is also the name of the flower known as Wisteria.

One of the best places to view Fuji flowers is at the Ashikaga Flower Park in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture. Ashikaga Flower Park features a lot of blue, white, yellow, and pink Fuji flowers. One large Fuji tree is 100 years old and its branches are supported to create a huge umbrella of Fuji flowers. There is also a long tunnel of white Fuji flowers. Besides the Fuji, you can find a great variety of other flowers, cafes, and shops selling plants, sweets, and local products.

The Fuji flowers in Ashikaga Flower Park are usually in full bloom at the end of April through the beginning of May. I visited the park on May 7th and ended up spending my entire day there. In the evening, Fuji trees and tunnels were illuminated and it was felt like a living miracle!

To get to Ashikaga Flower Park, take the JR Utsunomiya Line, JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line from Tokyo to Oyama, and then transfer to the JR Ryomo Line. Get off at Tomita Station, one station before Ashikaga Station, from where it is a 15-minute walk to the park. The one-way ride takes about two hours and 2000 yen by regular trains. The fee to enter will range from 300 to 1700 yen depending on season.

Ashikaga Flower Park Address: 607 Hasama-cho, Ashikaga city, Tochigi Prefecture 329-4216

Tel. 0284-91-4939; Fax. 0284-91-4587

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Elena Lisina

Elena Lisina @shiroi.tenshi

I love Japan very much! I like small towns of Japan where I can watch people doing their business and talk to them carefully. They're always friendly. I like Japanese gardens where I can just sit or walk and take my time. Also I like Shinto Jinja as being there I feel in peace. I like to watch sunsets and then to dine in some small local places. I like to soak into onsen after a long day of wandering. I like Japanese crafts very much as all items are made with great taste and skill. Nihon wo daisuki desuyo!

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