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Wisteria flowers at Ashikaga Flower Park

Wisteria themed light display at Ashikaga Flower Park, Tochigi Prefecture Wisteria themed light display

Partners Information: Each spring, over 350 wisteria trees burst into bloom at Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi Prefecture. Known as fuji in Japanese, wisteria have been admired in Japan since ancient times and are said to be Japan’s oldest flowering tree. 

The beloved flowers typically bloom from mid-April to mid-May at the park, and are also illuminated at night for a limited period during this time. Highlights include a giant 160-year-old wisteria tree, a wisteria trellis spanning 1,000 square metres and an 80-metre-long tunnel of white wisteria flowers. 

Purple wisteria flowers at Ashikaga Flower Park, Tochigi Prefecture     White wisteria flowers at Ashikaga Flower Park, Tochigi Prefecture

This year, the Ofuji Matsuri (Great Wisteria Festival) will be held from 16 April to 22 May 2022, with the illuminations running until 15 May 2022. 

If you’re visiting in autumn or winter, you can also marvel at wisteria themed light displays at the park’s annual illumination show. From around mid-October to mid-February, over 5 million lights brighten the park, with the displays changing over the course of several themed events.  

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