Ashinoyu Flower CenterApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate

In the city of Hakone, about a 90min commute out of Toky is the Ashinoyu Flower Center. The display of Begonias and foreign orchids are any nature lover's dream. In building 1the main highlights are the Begonias and 'Gajuramua', a 200 year old tree which is the biggest in the Honshu island. In the second building one can see cattleyas and moth orchids, while in the third building bananas, pineapples and other tropical plants can be seen. Along paths connecting the buildings cactuses, saintpaulias, fleshy plants and other plants are displayed throughout the year. In addition, special exhibitions in which rare plants are displayed are held 4 times a year.

Courtesy of the Japan Tourism Board