One day trip to the spectacular Flower Fantasy Illumination event in Ashikaga, voted the number one illumination in Japan! Also features local winery and temple tour.
The Flower Fantasy Illumination event is held in the grounds of the Ashikaga Flower Park from late autumn to mid-winter. This breathtaking exhibition features over 3.5 million lights and you can easily spend an hour or two here marveling at the spectacle. The event designers use the natural surrounds, flowers, ponds, hills and fields to create a visual spectacle like no other. Definitely a must see!
During the day we will visit the scenic grounds of the Coco Farm Winery where we will take a guided winery and vineyard tour followed by tasting of several of their wines and locally produced foods. We will have lunch at the winery, either at the winery restaurant (pay as you go) or a bring your own picnic amongst the grape vines. After the winery we will head into central Ashikaga to visit the traditional school and temple which features century old Japanese architecture and beautiful gardens. From here we will head directly onto the illumination event aiming to arrive just on sunset.