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Ashikaga Flower Park is turning into a paradise of art illuminations and flower art from October 18 until February 14, 2024. During the dazzling Flower Fantasy 2023 e, seasonal flowers come to life with projection mapping and illuminations. Read on for details.

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Ashikaga Flower Park will be a flower and art paradise from October 18 to February 14 during the Flower Fantasy 2023 event!

Using 5 million light bulbs, the park's stunning illuminations and art installations are shimmering during this fascinating season. Guests can gaze at dazzling displays that have won awards for seven consecutive years in a row, as well as see brand-new installations depicting all seasons of the year.

The park replicates through lights and projection mapping seasonal flowers that blossom throughout different times of the year. This allows guests to enjoy a park full of lights where all seasonal flowers come to life at once - a flower lover’s dream.

To find out more about specific illuminations, artwork, projection mapping, and new installations read on.

Ashikaga Flower Fantasy 2023 Highlights

1. Home of the Heart: Fantasy Art of Japan’s Four Seasons
2. The Miraculous Wisteria
3. Rose Garden of Light - Happiness Garden
4. Flower of Light: Hanachozu
5. Flower Castle
6. Fuji no Hana Monogatari of Light
7. Water Lilies of Light
8. Everyone's Earth
9. Photogenic Spots
10. Seasonal Exhibitions, Fall, Winter, and New Year Illuminations

1. Home of the Heart: Fantasy Art of Japan’s Four Seasons

Ashikaga Flower Park, Flower Fantasy 2023, Enchanting Flower Art and Illuminations

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Cherry blossom petals float across a traditional Japanese rock garden as Japanese sliding doors open out onto a giant cherry blossom tree! The scene looks straight out of a traditional painting or house. Guests can see a variety of different imagery and experience all seasons from spring to autumn in Japan in one spot.

2. The Miraculous Wisteria

Ashikaga Flower Park, Flower Fantasy 2023, Enchanting Flower Art and Illuminations

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Acting as the centerpiece of the park, the gigantic wisteria trees are the main attraction of Ashikaga in spring. The trees blossom each spring turning the park into a paradise of purple and with a beautiful aroma.

The dainty lights create the illusion of wisteria in full bloom, bathing the park in purple. Guests can watch time pass as they watch the illuminations illustrate the life cycle of the wisteria, from blooming to falling petals, guests can admire wisteria in winter while surrounded by enchanting lights.

3. Rose Garden of Light: Happiness Garden

Ashikaga Flower Park, Flower Fantasy 2023, Enchanting Flower Art and Illuminations

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The rose garden of light is sure to make your heart soar! The romantic garden is full of hundreds of red illuminated roses creating a romantic and elegant environment. Guests can relish in beautiful displays that fit the theme of a garden of light flowers!

The garden serves as a beautiful attribution to the Flower of Light event and boasts a gigantic 120-meter wide light mural that acts as a backdrop, painting the horizon with mesmerizing flowers, petals, and illustrations.

4. Flower of Light: Hanachozu

Ashikaga Flower Park, Flower Fantasy 2023, Enchanting Flower Art and Illuminations
Ashikaga Flower Park, Flower Fantasy 2023, Enchanting Flower Art and Illuminations

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The event will not only display LED flowers but will also display flower art with real flowers by combining flowers and water to create beautiful natural art displays.

Known as Hanachozu, this Japanese flower art can often be found at Japanese temples to provide healing to those who visit. The displays at the park replicate the same ones at local shrines and temples in Japan and offer a refreshing art display with ambient lighting.

5. Flower Castle

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Decorated in rainbow colors head to toe, the Flower Castle garden area boasts a shimmering grand castle. It’s surrounded by a field of rainbow flowers like a glittering crown.

As rainbow flowers pave the way to the castle, a mural of moving flowers illuminates the background, guests can hear sounds and catch brilliant scheduled fireworks bursting with magnificent colors.

6. Fuji no Hana Monogatari of Light

Ashikaga Flower Park, Flower Fantasy 2023, Enchanting Flower Art and Illuminations

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Ashikaga has four types of wisteria blooming from mid-April to mid-May: pale red wisteria, large wisteria, white wisteria, and kibana (yellow) wisteria.

Painting the grounds with streams of yellow, purple, white, and light pink, the Fuji no Hana Monogatari of Light replicates all the colors that can be found in each type of wisteria, creating one large multicolored wisteria.

Visitors can walk under a pathway of beautifully colored draping lights and admire the reflective waters from the garden's pond, creating an ocean of lights.

7. Water Lilies of Light

Ashikaga Flower Park, Flower Fantasy 2023, Enchanting Flower Art and Illuminations

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Water lilies emerge from the garden's ponds during summer and autumn, adorning the waters with beautiful white flowers, the water lilies of light replicate these beautiful flowers and shine softly off the garden's ponds. The delicate light and beautiful shape of the lights can be compared to a scene from a fairy tale.

8. Everyone's Earth

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Walk in harmony with nature and its beautiful creations with Everyone's Earth - a light show depicting a variety of animals and plants coming together with the people visiting the park! This positive spot is meant to create an environment where all living things can coexist in harmony and peace.

9. Photogenic Spots

Ashikaga Flower Park, Flower Fantasy 2023, Enchanting Flower Art and Illuminations
Ashikaga Flower Park, Flower Fantasy 2023, Enchanting Flower Art and Illuminations

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The park is a photographer's paradise, with a variety of photo spots to take dreamy photos each person who visits is sure to capture beautiful photos, whether it is romantic couple pictures or pictures with friends and family!

The park's photogenic spaces serve as a great spot for those looking for Christmas and fairytale-like pictures.

10. Seasonal Exhibitions: Fall, Winter, and New Year Illuminations

The park's grounds will display three dazzling exhibitions showcasing different themes and illuminations for each month of its event! Guests can enjoy fall-themed displays with real flowers blossoming, Christmas-themed displays in winter, and magical New Year installations.

1. A Purple Paradise! Fusion of Light and Amethyst Sage: October 18 - Mid-November

Ashikaga Flower Park, Flower Fantasy 2023, Enchanting Flower Art and Illuminations

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Guests who visit in October and November will be greeted with beautiful purple amethyst sage plants, bringing the area to life. The enchanting lights will sit amongst the flowers highlighting their vibrant colors and beauty.

2. Bright and Colorful Christmas Fantasy: Late November - Late December

Ashikaga Flower Park, Flower Fantasy 2023, Enchanting Flower Art and Illuminations
Ashikaga Flower Park, Flower Fantasy 2023, Enchanting Flower Art and Illuminations
Ashikaga Flower Park, Flower Fantasy 2023, Enchanting Flower Art and Illuminations

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For those who love Christmas, you are in for a treat! The park will become a winter wonderland displaying magical Christmas decorations and lights. Children can receive presents at the snow house installation and also meet Santa Claus.

3. New Year Illuminations, Soft Lights, and Natural Winter Flowers: January 1 - February 14

Ashikaga Flower Park, Flower Fantasy 2023, Enchanting Flower Art and Illuminations
Ashikaga Flower Park, Flower Fantasy 2023, Enchanting Flower Art and Illuminations
Ashikaga Flower Park, Flower Fantasy 2023, Enchanting Flower Art and Illuminations

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Starting the new year full of magic, guests who visit in January and February will be greeted by enchanting illuminations combined with real flowers such as winter-blooming peonies and Japanese rosewood. The soft lights in the park complement and highlight the flowers in bloom and create a beautiful and cozy environment for those arriving at this time.

Visit the Ashikaga Flower Fantasy 2023

Ashikaga Flower Park is a must-visit when traveling around Japan! Beautiful in spring, the park has won several awards and attracts thousands of visitors each year with its magnificent grounds full of beautiful flowers.

However, now the park has turned into a winter wonderland boasting marvelous light displays and illuminations that are sure to leave you star-struck, whether you are having a day out with friends or going on a romantic date we are sure that the park will leave you with a lifetime of memories!

Ashikaga Flower Park “Flower Fantasy 2023”

Period: October 18, 2023 - February 14, 2024
Hours: 15:30 - 20:30 (until 21:00 on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) *After November 3, the park will be open until 21:00 on weekdays and 21:30 on weekends/holidays from Friday until January 8, 2024.

Closed: December 31, 2023
Admission fees: Adults 1,300 yen, Children 700 yen

Tickets: Tickets can be bought at local convenience stores in Japan as well as the Seven 11 website: https://7ticket.jp/go/l000107 (Japanese)

Location: Tochigi, Ashikaga, Hasamacho 607, Ashikaga Flower Park
Official Event Website: https://www.ashikaga.co.jp/flowerfantasy_special2023/jp/ (Japanese)

Official Website: https://www.ashikaga.co.jp/index.html (Japanese)

Information and photo source: PR Times

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