Ashikaga Flower Park Turns On the Lights For ‘The Garden of Illuminated Flowers’

13.October.2020 | SPOT

Ashikaga Flower Park in Ashikaga, Tochigi, has announced an illumination event for the autumn and winter seasons called “The Garden of Illuminated Flowers ~Flower Fantasy 2020~” which will run from October 17, 2020 to February 7, 2021.

 

The annual event is being held a week later than usual in order to implement the necessary precautions against COVID-19 and to ensure visitors are divided from one another so that they can enjoy the event as always safely. Masks will need to be worn and visitors must sanitise their hands as well as have their temperature checked with the on-site thermal camera before entering the park.

Held for the 19th time this year, the event was ranked among the Top 3 biggest light-up events in Japan in 2017 alongside Sapporo White Illuminations and Huis Ten Bosch Illuminations. It was also ranked top by night view critics in Japan as best the illumination event for four consecutive years.

 

So, why is this event adored so much?


The Miraculous Great Wisteria

Due to COVID-19, people were unable to enjoy the blossoming wisteria during this year’s spring season, but now they can be enjoyed in autumn and winter in the form of illuminations.

Illuminated Water Lilies

Water lilies are enjoyed from summer through autumn. These water lily lights by the waterside are like little individual flower spirits.

Illuminated Rose Garden

A panoramic spectacle of vivid red rose lights. A special blue light-up will also take place to give gratitude to frontline workers who will be busy this season.


A Flower Story of Illuminated Wisteria

The multicoloured wisteria that bloom from mid-April to mid-May at the park are also being represented as dazzling illuminations which will reflect off the water surface to create a magical atmosphere.

Snow World

Santa Claus will be at the park from late November to late December to hand out presents to children.

 

Enter a romantic world of Japanese illuminations at Ashikaga Flower Park.

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