Showing posts with label park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label park. Show all posts

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Ashikaga Flower Park

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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.



Lots more photos

Shiodachoseichi Shibazakura Park

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This park has a very beautiful flower display which you can view in early May. The photos here were taken on May 1st 2008.


I don't recommend going here as a dedicated trip. However, if you are going to somewhere nearby (like Motegi or Mashiko) then you should stop here. It won't take very long to look around. Its a fairly small simple park.

There is a dam right next door to it which you can walk around too.


As usual in Japan you should plan to get here as early as you can so you beat the crowds.