Light Flower Garden illumination in Japan


Over the years, winter illumination events have become well-loved and highly anticipated all over Japan. One notable example is the Light Flower Garden at Ashikaga Flower Park, a winter illumination event that’s held annually. 

Due to COVID-19, many popular illumination events have been cancelled. But the one at Ashikaga Flower Park is still ongoing from 17th October 2020 to 7th February 2021, and it is a beautiful sight not to be missed.


“Light Flower Garden – Flower Fantasy 2020” event


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The Light Flower Garden illumination event will be held at Ashikaga Flower Park from 17th October 2020 to 7th February 2021. This year marks the 19th anniversary of the event where over 5 million lights are used all across the 100,000m² garden – the size of 18 football fields – each year.

The park uses mainly LED lights for their event, which are more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient compared to incandescent lights. 

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The Light Flower Garden has also won first place as the best illumination event in Japan for 4 consecutive years. As a result, it has become one of the most popular illumination spots across the country, attracting crowds of visitors every winter. 

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This year, Ashikaga Flower Park will be hosting 3 themed events spread across October 2020 to February 2021. 

The first theme features illuminated flowers, and it’s currently ongoing from 17th October 2020 to mid-November. The second theme is based on Christmas and will run from late November to the end of December. The final one is a special New Year’s theme event which will take place from New Year’s Day to 7th February 2021

Video of the Light Flower Garden in 2019


Fuji no Hana Story of Light


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Fuji no Hana Story of Light, which is part of the first themed event, is about the journey of wisterias as they blossom. Ashikaga Flower Park is known for being home to beautiful wisterias in spring.

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Other illumination spots in Ashikaga Flower Park


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Interior of the Flower Castle
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Besides the wisteria illumination, you can also look forward to seeing the brightly-coloured Flower Castle at Ashikaga Flower Park. The castle interiors are decked out in walls of flowers, which is a sight to behold. In the evening, you’ll get a chance to witness a fireworks display right above the Flower Castle. 

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Light Water Lily
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Selected ponds in the park are decorated with water lily-shaped lights that will be illuminated at night. The water lilies, which shine majestically at night, makes for a picturesque photo spot. 

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Rose Garden of Light
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Be sure to check out the colourful Rose Garden of Light, which features rose-shaped lights in a mind-boggling array of colours.

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Rose Garden of Light
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Light Flower Garden illumination at Ashikaga Flower Park


The Light Flower Garden illumination event at Ashikaga Flower Park is back again this year with beautiful lights decorating every inch of the garden. If you are in Tochigi Prefecture from October 2020 to early February 2021, don’t miss the chance to check out this popular winter illumination attraction. 

Ashikaga Flower Park
Address: 607 Hasama-cho, Ashikaga city, 329-4216 Tochigi
Lighting hours: Mon–Fri 4.30PM-8.30PM | Sat & Sun 4.30PM-9PM (Closed on 31st December 2020)
Admission tickets: ¥1,000 (~USD9.55) for adults, ¥500 (~USD4.78) for children (4-12 years old)
Telephone: 02-8491-4939
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