Cocowine Festival and Flower Fantasy Illumination Trip

2019 November 17 (Sunday)

Ashikaga, Tochigi

Visit the Coco Winery and Harvest Festival and enjoy picnicking under the vineyard, live music, gourmet food, and wine (or sparkling grape juice) from one of Japan's premiere wineries!

See the spectacular Flower Fantasy Illumination; voted No. 1 illumination in Japan with more than 3.5 million lights illuminate the 94,000㎡ area of the park. Explore the park and marvel this magical lights spectacle. Definitely mind-blowing! You must see to believe! ;p

Come join the fun!

Trip Itinerary

  • Meet in Shinjuku at 9:30am
  • Get on the bus
  • Arrive at the Coco Farm and Winery parking area around 11:30am
  • Short walk to the fairgrounds
  • Buy your harvest kit (bottle of wine, wine glass, food, and wine opener)
  • Find a good picnic spot or just walk around
  • Enjoy the wine, food, and live music until 3:30pm
  • Get on the bus at 4pm
  • Arrive at Ashikaga Flower Park around 4:30pm
  • Explore and enjoy the flower park and the biggest illumination in Japan
  • Get on the bus at 7pm
  • Short rest stop on the way (if there's traffic)
  • Arrive back in Shinjuku around 9pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Private bus transportation (round-trip)
  • Entrance fee to Ashikaga Flower Park Fantasy Illumination
  • Fun and cute (English/Japanese speaking) tour guides ;p
  • Travel insurance
  • Consumption tax

Extra;

  • Entrance fee to Cocowine Festival and harvest kit (3,000yen) *Pay directly at the fairground

Discounts;

  • Birthday on Nov 17 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (500yen) *Pay before 3pm on Oct 17
  • Group of 4-5 (500yen/person) *Group leader or name required
  • Group of 6 or more (1,000yen/person) *Group leader or name required
  • Regular member (500yen) *Joined more than 5 TG trips/Cannot combine with the group discount
    *** Check Discount Policies ***
Price: 9,900Yen
Space left: 19 out of 22

Important notes

  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • This event is "ON" rain or shine!
  • Each Harvest kit contains the following: A harvest festival commemorative wine glass, a glass folder, a festival member’s badge, and an exchange ticket. The ticket can be exchanged for one of the following: Carafe (750ml) of this year’s freshly-made wine, a bottle of red wine (750ml) with a corkscrew and a camembert cheese, a bottle of white wine (750ml) with a corkscrew and a garlic toast, or a bottle of sparkling grape juice (750ml) with a bottle stopper and an assortment of sweets.
  • The Cocowine Festival is an extremely popular fundraising event in Japan that raises money for autism. Some of Japan's biggest musicians (The Lark Quintet, Iwao Furusawa, and Akira Sakata's Jazz Group) will be performing live all day on two stages. Good food and drinks are also sold on site.
  • Flower Fantasy Illumination is voted No. 1 illumination in Japan with more than 3.5 million lights illuminate the 94,000㎡ area of the Ashikaga Flower Park.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

What to wear/bring

  • Picnic sheet
  • Waterproof/wind breaker jacket and pants or raincoat
  • Clothes appropriate to the weather
  • Long pants or jeans (no shorts/skirts)
  • Comfortable shoes/socks
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Smartphone
  • Cash

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