Park Description from Roadtrippers.com : "Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi Prefecture is famous for its wisteria blossoms. Elaborate supports to the three big wisteria trees cover an area of about 1,000㎡. The best times to visit Ashikaga Flower Park is from mid April to mid May. It is a truly unique attraction; the blossom starts with light pink blooms first in the season, followed by purple wisteria, white and then yellow. Just before you decide to visit the park, I recommend to check the official website for the latest status of the blossoms."
This is not the home of the largest Wisteria vine in the world, the record holder measures in at about 4,000 square meters, and is located in Sierra Madre, California. Although wisterias can look like trees, they’re actually vines. Because the vines have the potential to get very heavy, these particular plants entire structures are held up on steel supports, allowing visitors to walk below their canopies and bask in the pink and purple light cast by its beautiful hanging blossoms.
Price for entry into the park depends on the season and what/how many plants are in bloom. The Wisteria bloom in Ashikaga Flower Park from April to May annually. The park is a popular tourist destination so be sure to plan your visit well. For more on Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan visit the parks website (English Version) http://www.ashikaga.co.jp/english/ or in person
Ashikaga Flower Park
Totigi [Tochigi] 329-4216 Japan