Ashikaga Travel Guide

Ashikaga is an area in the southwestern part of Tochigi prefecture.  Besides the city of Ashikaga, it includes the cities Sano, Tochigi, Shimotsuke, and Oyama.  

A popular place for sightseeing is the 130-year-old great wisteria in Ashikaga Flower Park.  The wisteria flowers can be seen for about a month from the middle of April to the middle of May so if you can come here then you should certainly see it.  The illumination event, a favorite shown in mid-October, is bustling with people.  There are also nationally recognized historical sites and cultural properties like Ashikaga Gakko, a historical school, and Banna-ji Temple.

The Tobu Nikko line and JR Ryomo line are convenient for getting around this region.  It is easy to get here from major cities by taking a train to Ashikaga Station.  From Tokyo Station, it takes 1 hour and 40 minutes so it is possible to make a day trip from Tokyo.  

Tourism information: Ashikaga

Map: Ashikaga