Around 70 minutes north of Tokyo from Asakusa Station, Ashikaga was chosen by CNN as one of its dream destinations. The city has a lot of sightseeing spots such as Japanese oldest school, many historical buildings, and the “great wisteria” of Ashikaga Flower Park. On top of the fantastic nature, Ashikaga once had a flourishing textiles industry, and that history is reflected today in its kimono culture—don’t miss out on the opportunity to try one on while you’re here.