Sōun Museum and Ashikaga Park

The western side of old Ashikaga is bounded by the Ashikaga Park hillsides, containing large mound tombs from the pre-Buddhist Kofun Period (roughly AD 300-700). During April, the hills are covered with cherry blossoms and flower-viewing picnickers. On the south edge of the park is the small [http://www.city.ashikaga.tochigi.jp/english/tourist/institution/soun/soun.html Sōun Museum], housing landscape and nature paintings by the Ashikaga clan’s official artist, Tazaki Sōun (1815-1898), who exhibited his depiction of Mount Fuji at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Museum admission is ¥210.

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  • Direction: off the road leading to Midori-bashi at the western end of old Ashikaga
  • Open Hours: Open Tu-Su (closed M) 9AM to 4PM
  • Checkin: no info
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  • Price: Park admission is free


  • Address: Midori-cho 2-3768
  • Phone Number: +81 284-21-3808
  • FAX: no info
  • URL: http://www.city.ashikaga.tochigi.jp/english/tourist/institution/soun/tazaki.html
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