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Ashikaga flower park changed my perception about colors.

I thought my life was full of colors – black, white, red, blue, green, yellow, pink, orange, and one or two more may be. Those are the names of the colors I knew, and I could see the existence of those in my life. So, I was happy about it. 

I was so very  wrong!

And I didn’t know it, or wouldn’t know about it, until I entered a park far away from my country. 

Ashikaga Flower Park opened my eyes with the colors I never knew could exist on earth. 

When some Japanese friends suggested this flower park, I was doubtful.

“Flower park? We also had a flower garden in my backyard.”

They were pretty hurt, and I pretended to ignore it, however, it was all over on their face. So, one morning, when I alighted the train to the park as a day trip from Tokyo, I didn’t inform anyone; it was a secret mission. In fact, I found no other better place to go on that day which is 90 minutes away from Tokyo. Was Google not working on that day? Sorry, I forgot!

Variable Ticket Price

The first blow for me was the price of the ticket. They don’t have any fixed price for the entrance!

What?

Yes, the ticket price is variable depending on the time of the year. So, I paid more than a thousand Japanese yen to enter the park. Instantly, I was in a wonderland full of colors. The transition from the actual world to a world of colors took only a minute. 

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A Walk in the Ashikaga Flower Park

As far as my eyes went, I could only see flowers. I am not a big flower lover and I don’t know their names. However, being a novice, I could vouch them as beautiful.  

A tough part of visiting the park was to decide where to visit. It was properly marked and planned. However, it was difficult to focus on one particular one. 

So, I walked through a gate of celebrations made of green leaves. It was very busy as the photo hunters wanted to have a piece of their memories with it. 

A perfect place for taking photos in Ashikaga flower park.
A perfect place for taking photos

Then, I met with an ice-cream cake – yes, that’s what came in my mind when I saw these violet beauties.

A cake of flowers in Ashikaga Flower Park.
It’s a cake of flowers!

I was happy to see a bunch of pinkish roses laid in rectangular areas. Those will surely spark at night, I could see lights in the base. 

White rose in Ashikaga Flower Park.
Beautiful, isn’t it?

As I moved past, I saw yellow, red, white, purple and as I mentioned – many unknown colors. Even the flowers kissed the gates through which we were roaming. The tree far must have wondered what’s went wrong! Why don’t I have some flowers?

Instagrammable pace in Ashikaga Flower Park.
How many colors can you count?

I don’t dare to take names of the flowers; I picked some from the placards there – winter clematis, Christmas rose, iris, hydrangea, fuji, lotus flower and so many more. 

You will find flowers everywhere in Ashikaga Flower Park.

There were so many designs of flowers in the backdrop of greeneries. Just like the one below, it looks like floating in a tranquil pond and gave me a notion of colourful corns.

Floating flowers in Ashikaga Flower Park.
There were flowers in the middle of a lake, too!

A pond was giving calmness to the park. When you see the bridge, you know that you are in Japan. 

A traditional Japanese bridge in Ashikaga Flower Park.
A traditional Japanese bridge

Egypt was not dropped behind either. There were many colorful pyramids of flowers made of woods proclaiming their presence. 

A flower pyramid in Ashikaga Flower Park.
It’s a pyramid of flower.

I had to stop for a moment to witness the simplicity of Japanese design. I rested on this bench to appreciate it and the surrounding beauties. 

Resting place inside of Ashikaga Flower Park.
A good resting place

And the wandering began again with the beautiful pathway made of flowers to the both sides of the road. 

A narrow passage of Ashikaga Flower Park with trees at the both end

I heard that it looks gorgeous at night. But I wanted to contemplate whatever I saw during the day. So, as soon as the light showed their presence, I left.

Ashikaga Flower Park looks different at night.
Ashikaga Flower Park looks different at night

It was a day of wonders. NO! It was a day of colors in a serene floral kingdom. 

Can I add all of those to my life one day?

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How to go to Ashikaga Flower Park?

Ashikaga Flower Park is in the Ashikaga City of Tochigi Prefecture. It’s 90 to 100 minutes train ride from Tokyo. You can go to Oyama Station, change your train there to Ashikaga Flower Park Station. Then, it is 500 meters walk.

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Trivia

  • The area of the garden is 23 acres or 94,000 square meters
  • It’s famous for wisteria tree, many people visit this park only to see wisteria tree
  • There are over 350 wisteria trees in the park
  • Don’t forget to find a wisteria tree over 100 years old
  • Fuji is the second most famous flower in the garden
  • You will find wisteria flavoured desserts there, do not forget to try them

Entry fee of Ashikaga Flower Park

The ticket price is variable. It varies depending on the time of the month. Below is a chart of the entrance fee to get an idea.

Entry fee of Ashikaga Flower park. Source: Official site of Ashikaga national park.

Opening hours

  • 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekdays, till 9:00 PM on weekends + public holidays
  • 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM during wisteria festival (mid-April to mid-May)
  • Closed on 31 December, and third Wednesday and Thursday of February

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Fuad Omar

Fuad loves to travel! A lot! Carrying a Bangladeshi passport means he needs a prior visa for visiting most of the countries. He got detained in many borders because of his nationality but; he didn’t give up - he set his foot to 37 countries. He believes, if he could travel the world despite all the odds, you can, too. Fuad is a Computer Engineer by profession, and author of a travelogue in Bangla. He currently lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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