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Ashikaga Flower Park is home to one of Japan's largest wisteria trellis and numerous wisteria trees/vines. Besides purple wisteria, it also boasts white and yellow wisteria. Entrance to the park..372 views
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At Ashikaga-shi Station, long line for the shuttle bus to Ashikaga Flower Park. This problem has been resolved with the new JR Ashikaga Flower Park Station.302 views
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Until April 2018, shuttle buses went from Ashikaga-shi Station to Ashikaga Flower Park. Bus fare was ¥300 one way, taking about 15 min. The bus leaves once an hour, but more often if there's a large crowd.0279 views
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Giant Wisteria at Ashikaga Flower Park in Ashikaga, Tochigi. The trellis is huge and the wisteria strands are long. Super awesome.273 views
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Ashikaga-shi Station on the Tobu Isezaki Line. It takes about 2 hours from central Tokyo. Connected to the Hanzomon Line. From April 2018, the JR Ashikaga Flower Park Station opened in front of the park.269 views
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Map of Ashikaga Flower Park. It's large, but compact enough to walk around and see everything. They also light up the flowers at night until 9 pm.247 views
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Tunnel of White Wisteria is one of a kind in the world at Ashikaga Flower Park.198 views
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Ashikaga Flower Park, Tochigi.187 views
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Yoroi Toshikoshi Shuko festival, Ashikaga, Tochigi.173 views
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At Ashikaga-shi Station on the Tobu Isezaki Line, there is the Ashikaga Tourist Information Office inside the train station, but it was closed. On the very day when tourists would arrive to see the warrior procession.172 views
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Tunnel of White Wisteria goes for 76.5 meters.169 views
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Yellow wisteria at Ashikagae Flower Park.167 views
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Usubeni Bridge (Light Pink Bridge) with a canopy of light pink wisteria at Ashikaga Flower Park in Ashikaga, Tochigi. うす紅橋164 views
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The bean-throwing was disappointing at Yoroi Toshikoshi Shuko festival in Ashikaga, Tochigi. Few beans and they hardly reached anybody.163 views
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Flower Stage156 views
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White Wisteria Waterfall. 白藤の滝155 views
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White Wisteria Waterfall. 白藤の滝155 views
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A semi-ring of chairs in front of the Flower Stage. The ceiling has light pink wisteria. うす紅の棚154 views
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Yoroi Toshikoshi Shuko festival, Ashikaga, Tochigi.151 views
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White Wisteria Waterfall. 白藤の滝146 views
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White Wisteria Waterfall. 白藤の滝143 views
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Wisteria noodles142 views
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Yoroi Toshikoshi Shuko festival, Ashikaga, Tochigi.140 views
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Entrance to Ashikaga Flower Park is guarded by these yellow wisteria. Admission is a pricey ¥2,000 during the wisteria season from late April to early May. It's worth it during peak bloom.140 views
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The main and spectacular attraction is this Giant Wisteria (大藤) on a expansive trellis. 139 views
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This wisteria tree is about 140 years old. It was transplanted here in Feb. 1996.136 views
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If you're visiting during the wisteria's peak bloom, I highly recommend seeing this park. Breathtaking. Flower beds near the entrance.134 views
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Wisteria kamaboko fish cake.133 views
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The park's parking lot had many tour buses. Crowded even on weekdays during wisteria season. But fewer people in the late afternoon.133 views
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Tunnel of Yellow Wisteria.130 views
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Gift shop at the park entrance. When you enter the park, you enter here first (and last).127 views
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A small shrine under the Giant Wisteria.114 views
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Yae-fuji wisteria features more flower petals, making the flower look more like little balls. 八重藤111 views
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About the Tunnel of White Wisteria. 107 views
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The wisteria strands can be as long as 1.8 meters.100 views
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The Giant Wisteria extends over 36 meters by 33 meters. About the same as a large hotel ballroom or a whopping 600 tatami mats. The trellis was only 50 tatami mats when it was transplanted here.99 views
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Yae-fuji wisteria trellis. Yae-fuji features more flower petals, making the flower look more like little balls. 八重藤98 views
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Yae-fuji wisteria trellis. Yae-fuji features more flower petals, making the flower look more like little balls. 八重藤97 views
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Yellow wisteria97 views
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Another large wisteria trellis. 大長藤95 views
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Purple Wisteria Trellis. むらさき藤棚95 views
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Yae-fuji wisteria trellis.94 views
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I like to shoot red and white flowers in Japan.94 views
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Another large wisteria trellis. 94 views
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Tunnel of White Wisteria. 93 views
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Tunnel of White Wisteria. 93 views
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Many wisteria trees decorate the park paths.92 views
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Usubeni Bridge (Light Pink Bridge) with a canopy of light pink wisteria. うす紅橋92 views
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Yae-fuji wisteria features more flower petals, making the flower look more like little balls. 八重藤92 views
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Wisteria and azalea92 views
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Yet another large wisteria trellis, called Purple Wisteria Trellis. むらさき藤棚92 views
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Yellow wisteria selling for 4,000 yen.92 views
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Usubeni Bridge (Light Pink Bridge) with a canopy of light pink wisteria. うす紅橋89 views
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Wisteria ice cream does taste like wisteria. It was good and not too sweet. 藤ソフト89 views
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Usubeni Bridge (Light Pink Bridge) with a canopy of light pink wisteria. うす紅橋87 views
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The Tunnel of White Wisteria has wisteria trees planted on both sides. 87 views
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White wisteria in the Tunnel of White Wisteria. 87 views
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Exit/entrance of Tunnel of White Wisteria. 87 views
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Floating Flower Pyramids 水上花壇87 views
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The flower park also sells potted plants including wisteria.87 views
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Yellow wisteria86 views
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Rhododendron forest. しゃくなげの森85 views
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Wisteria Dome 藤のドーム85 views
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Entrance to an area called the Sea of Azaleas. ツツジの海84 views
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Among the food booths was this ice cream stand selling wisteria ice cream for 350 yen.84 views
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The other side of the White Wisteria Waterfall is also a sight to behold. 白藤の滝83 views
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Path of azalea.83 views
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Yae-fuji wisteria82 views
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Rhododendron82 views
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Another focal point is this tunnel of yellow wisteria called Kibana-fuji. きばな藤のトンネル80 views
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White Wisteria Waterfall. 白藤の滝80 views
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Rhododendron80 views
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The flower park also sells potted plants including wisteria.80 views
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Japan's oldest school.79 views
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White Wisteria Waterfall. 白藤の滝79 views
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Hibiscus too.79 views
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Rhododendron78 views
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Wisteria Dome 藤のドーム78 views
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This supposed to be a purple wisteria screen, but there was none.77 views
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Rhododendron77 views
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Pruning the withered flowers.77 views
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Margaret77 views
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Purple Wisteria Trellis. むらさき藤棚76 views
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Purple wisteria which finished blooming is sold for half price.76 views
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Path of wisteria.75 views
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Another massive flower display is this White Wisteria Waterfall. 白藤の滝74 views
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Rest area お休みひろば74 views
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Rhododendron74 views
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Bougainvillea72 views
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The bean throwing was very short, both time-wise and distance-wise.61 views
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At one point along the procession route (a major road), there was a rest station where they served free ama-zake (sweet sake). The hot drink warmed us up.60 views
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Going over the arched bridge at Bannaji temple.59 views
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They all entered Bannaji temple by crossing the narrow arched bridge.59 views
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Gate to Bannaji temple. It is actually an arched bridge.58 views
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