Ashikaga - Curiosities and Attractions

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Ashikaga (足) is a city located in Tochigi 80 km from Tokyo with approximately 150 thousand inhabitants. Ashikaga is known for its textile industry, also known as an industrial and commercial city producing various types of aluminum, metals and machines. In the agricultural sector, Ashikaga is known for its tomatoes.

Local attractions

Ashikaga Gakko (足利学校) - it is the oldest academic institution in Japan. It was founded in the 9th century and restored in 1432 by deputy Shogun Uesugi Norizane; he imported many classic Chinese books, many of which are still kept in school.

Ashikaga - curiosities and attractions

Orihime Shrine (織姫神社) - Shrine built in 1879, the guardians of the textile city, Ashikaga.

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Bannaji Temple (鑁阿寺) - A temple known for its association with the Ashikaga clan.

Kurita Museum (栗田美術館) - A museum known for its beautiful collection of porcelain Imari and Nabeshima.

Watarase River (良瀬) - It is a large river that flows through the Kanto region. On August 1 hanabi (fireworks) that attracts thousands of tourists.

Coco Farm and Awine dega - Located at the foot on the outskirts of the city. Founded around 1950, the vineyards are looked after by adults with special needs and staff members who live in the community. During the third week of November, a harvest festival is held with live music and wine tasting. Thousands of visitors attend every year.

Ashikaga Flower Park

Ashikaga - curiosities and attractions

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One of the biggest attractions in the city of Ashikaga, a beautiful flower park known for its large wisteria vines that have been hanging over the park since 1870. There are more than 20 hectares with wisteria, azaleas, hydrangeas, lilies and many other flowers. There are 20 hectares with about 160 wisteria, 1,500 azaleas, more than 1000 hydrangeas, 10,000, Calamis, lilies and many others.

Ashikaga - curiosities and attractions

In this park we find the 143-year-old tree, the most beautiful wisteria in the world. It is the largest and oldest of its kind in Japan and is the main tourist attraction in the park. It looks like a flower-shaped umbrella. Wisteria in Japan are known for fuji (藤).

Ashikaga - curiosities and attractions

To finish the article on this beautiful park, let's leave some videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djkOHjtBNVc

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