Japan is well-known for its cultivation of exotic plants and flowers and those who are interested can find out more with a trip to the Ashikaga Flower Park. It is in the town of Ashikaga on the island of Honshu. The park itself is home to millions of flowers and when they are blooming the fragrance is amazing.
The park is designed so that there are flowers nearly all year round. In February and March, the seasonal flowers are daffodils and tulips along with the blossom of plum trees. April and May see azaleas and rhododendrons, while there are dozens of different flowers in the warmer summer months. One of the main features of the park is the wisteria tunnel. The flowers bloom in May and many of the wisteria plants are more than 100 years old. There are around 1500 of the wisteria plants in the Ashikaga Flower Park and the tunnel measures 80 metres long.
This park was first opened hundreds of years ago, with the plants laid out according to the order of the Emperor. This amazing attraction is open every day of the year from 9 am and 6 pm.