Ashikaga Flower Park is a flower theme park located in Tochigi Prefecture’s Ashikaga City, around 80 kilometers from Tokyo. Flowers are available for viewing year-round in the park’s 92,000 square-meter area. One of the park’s particularly big draws is its wisteria flowers. The park holds over 350 wisteria trees, and it is Japan’s largest collection of wisterias.
Inside the park sits an incredibly gorgeous wisteria tree that’s often referred to as the most beautiful in the whole world. The largest and oldest in Japan, the tree is the main attraction at the flower park as visitors flock to see it in full bloom. The best time to visit the park to see all of the park’s beautiful wisteria trees is mid-April to mid-May.
If you can’t make it, you can take a virtual tour of the park courtesy of photographer Ralph Mirebs.