This park's claim to fame is its wisteria vines (has the biggest one in Japan??). A great place to visit in early May.
You really should get here nice and early. It gets quite busy. We got there at 8AM and things were already starting to getting busy. Its lit and can be visited at night (which is sure to be beautiful) but we haven't been there at night.
There are other attractions nearby. Ashikaga downtown is quite historic, there is an art gallery nearby, a winery and a Kirin brewery (which we need to collect the whole set of brewery visits) and Sano factory outlet. We haven't been to many of these places so we'll fill them in over time.
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