Ashikaga is located 80km north From Tokyo. The city has a lovely atmosphere with a lot of tourist attractions for relaxing.
We'll explore the city of Ashikaga, such as visiting Ashikaga Gakko and Bannaji temple where you can see history and traditional culture. After lunch, we'll go to Ashikaga Flower Park which has a lot of beautiful flowers. The park is especially beautiful in wisteria season. Let's enjoy magnificent view of wisteria in the park!
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At your hotel
After meeting at your hotel around 9 am, we'll take trains to Ashikaga. The meeting time might be slightly changed due to the location of your hotel.
If you're interested in, we'll go to Ashikaga Gakko and Bannaji temple.
We'll enjoy the beautiful flowers in the park.
We'll go back to your hotel or wherever you like to finish our tour.
At your hotel
In this tour, we'll enjoy exploring the city of Ashikaga. We'll visit Ashikaga Gakko which is regarded as the oldest university in Japan. You can enjoy traditional Japanese buildings and a beautiful garden. Then we will have a lunch near the site. After that we'll visit Bannaji temple. Recently the temple has been designated as a national treasure. Then we'll go to Ashikaga Flower Park. The park has a lot of beautiful flowers, so I believe you can enjoy the park. It is beautiful especially in wisteria season.
If you're interested in Coco Farm & Winery, I can arrange the tour as you like. Please feel free to let me know.
Guide fee, hotel pick-up
Transportation fares (you and guide) : Train fare between Asakusa and Ashikaga 4000 yen (round-trip), Bus or Taxi if needed
** If you have JR Pass, the route will be changed and train fare will be lower. Please tell me in advance.**
Entrance fee for Ashikaga Gakko : 420 yen for adult, 210 yen for high school student, free for child
Entrance fee for Ashikaga Flower Park: 300 yen to 1700 yen for adult, 100 yen to 800 yen for child, depending on season
We had an amazing time in Tochigi with Yoko (her hometown). My husband and I were in Tokyo for our honeymoon and when I think of Tokyo in the winter, I think of one thing: strawberry season! And having done a homestay in Tochigi during my student years, I thought, “What better way to introduce Japanese strawberries to my husband than to bring him to a farm for all you can eat strawberry picking—and not just any strawberries, but the ultra rare Tochihime, known to be the sweetest and juiciest strawberry in Japan... so delicate that it can only be eaten in Tochigi itself?” However, it has been some time since my homestay so I found Yoko-san online who helped make it all happen (Big plus: Tochigi is her hometown)! It was a great escape from Tokyo for a day and totally worth it as we were also able to experience inaka-soba (country style soba) at Izuruya and visit the funky Shinshoga Museum (New Ginger Museum).
Thank you very much for your wonderful review, Felicity-san! I had a lovely time with you and your husband in Tochigi. Thank you for having me as your guide. I was happy to have helped you explore Tochigi on the tour as a part of your honeymoon. Tochigi is my home prefecture, but actually the places we visited were new to me. Furthermore I wasn't aware of Tochihime though Tochigi is famous for strawberries production. I learned from you a lot about my home prefecture! I'm grateful that you gave me such a great opportunity. I was impressed with your deep knowledge about Japan and culture, also your Japanese speaking skills. I hope you had a lovely honeymoon in Japan. I hope I can see you again in the near future. I hope both of you share a long and happy life together.
Excellent guide and more importantly a nice person.
Thank you so much for your great review, Ronald! I had a lovely time with you and your sons. It was a very beautiful day with clear sky, I hope you could see a beautiful Mt.Fuji from the Shinkansen going to Kyoto after our tour. I enjoyed talking with you very much, I'm grateful for your kindness. I hope you have a lovely journey in Japan and hope to see you again in the near future. Please take care!
We had such a lovely day with Yoko. She met us at the Yokohama Cruise Terminal and took us by train to Kamakura. She was very knowledgable and taught us alot about Japanese customs. We got to see alot more than we had planned which was a nice surprise. We had a lovely traditional Japanese lunch and we got back to the ship with time to spare so this took any stress away. Yoko went out of her way to accomodate our wishes.
Thank you very much for such a lovely review, Nicola! I had a lovely day with both of you in Kamakura. It was a very beautiful day and I was very glad that we could go to more places than we had planned. Thank you so much for your cooperation. Talking with you was fun and interesting, and I was pleased to have some similarities with you. I'm grateful for your kindness. I hope both of you come to Tokyo again in the near future and I can see you then.
My wife and I had a one day tour of Tokyo with Yoko; she was an outstanding host and smoothly introduced us to Japanese culture and many sites in Tokyo ; I cannot give her or triple lights a higher rating; Yoko is a true gem and our experiences with her will be treasured for many years ; we chose wisely and will miss her compassion and great smile............Ron and Lisa Marsh
Thank you very much for such a wonderful review, Ronald! I had a lovely day with you and Lisa. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. Talking with you was really interesting to me, the day with both of you was memorable for me. I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. I hope you have a lovely journey in Japan. I hope you come to Tokyo again in the near future and see you then. Please take care.