It is not just the colors that fascinates, but also the lines and shapes (Photo: Larry Knipfing)

The Wonderful Ashikaga Flower Park

A real treat for people of all ages in Tochigi Pref

Larry Knipfing   - 1 min read

Tochigi Prefecture's Ashikaga Flower Park delighted me in a number of ways: it is beautiful, it is large but compact, there are lots of elderly visitors, there are a lots of handicapped visitors (in wheelchairs), there are plenty of places to sit and relax, there are plenty of refreshment stands; no long lines. The special treat, of course, are the wisteria ("fuji") in May. These gorgeous trees seem to stretch out for miles. But the park is a treat year-round.

Getting there

A short walk from Tomita Station on the JR Ryomo Line or Shuttle bus from Tobu Ashikaga-shi Station.

More info

Find out more about Ashikaga Flower Park.

Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30 years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! My other love is fiction writing and I have pub...