Six Spots To Enjoy Beautiful Bright Sunflowers In Japan

Tokyo Tour Sunflower 2019.09.03
We've recently posted an article about the sunflowers in APA resort at Joetsu Myoko, here is a list of places where you can see sunflowers around Japan.
The Kiyose Sunflower Festival, Tokyo
  • The first spot to introduce is this biggest sunflower field in Tokyo.
    You will see around 100,000 sunflowers in about 24,000 square meters!
  • The event is held every year around August. Unfortunately, this year's festival is already over, so you will have to wait until next year for now.
    They have other events like photo contests and local produce markets during the period as well.

    Kiyose Sunflower Festival
    Address:  3 Chome Shimokiyoto, Kiyose, Tokyo 204-0011
    Map
Akeno Sunflower Field, Yamanashi
The Akeno Sunflower Field has become a famous spot amongst the Japanese since its first appearance in a Japanese film "Be With You" (2004). It has been over a decade now, but it's still attracting people from all over Japan.
 
Akeno Sunflower Fields
Address: 504 Miyayama, Chikusei, Ibaraki 300-4504
Map
APA Resort Joetsu Myoko, Niigata
  • Over one million sunflowers in the field, with Kochia turning red in Autumn, shines golden yellow in the sunlight and the illuminations at night.
     
  • There is also a chapel themed cafe nearby where you can enjoy afternoon tea as well.
    Free entry for foreign tourists.

    APA Resort Joetsu Myoko
    1090 Okemi, Myoko, Niigata 949-2224
    Map
Hitachi National Seaside Park
  • The Hitachi National Seaside Park in Ibaraki prefecture is famous for its nemophila, but they also have sunflowers blooming during summer.
     

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Just like the ones in APA resort, first comes the sunflower season, then comes the Kochia season.
The bright yellow fields changing colour to a field of red carpet.
Shodoshima Movie Village, Kagawa
  • The Shodoshima Movie Village is famous because of the movie called "Twenty Four Eyes" dating back to 1954.
    The old Japanese style buildings remain in good condition used as a studio, and during the season, you can see sunflowers around the island along with those buildings, creating a unique cinematic atmosphere. 
Hokuryu Cho Sunflower Fields, Hokkaido
  • Last but not the least, is the Hokuryu Sunflower Fields in Hokkaido.
    You can borrow a bicycle here to ride around the fields, there is a sunflower maze, observatory deck, and other facilities to try out.
    There's a golf park nearby as well as a camping site. In winter there's also a ski field.

    You can enjoy the area all year round!

    Hokuryu Sunflower Village
    Itaya Uryū-gun, Nakanotai, Hokuryu, Hokkaido, 〒078-2511
    Map
The sunflower season is almost over for the year, but there's still plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the season!

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