Seeing various seasonal flowers is a joy of being in a country with four seasons. Flower viewing in Japan is a popular activity among both locals and foreign visitors.

From mid July to August, himawari, sunflowers will bloom in many places in Japan. Here are our recommended sunflower fields to visit in Hokkaido, Hiroshima, and Yamanashi.

Please check the respective website for the latest information such as dates and time of the event for this year.

 

Hokkaido: Hokuryu-cho Himawari No Sato (Hokuryu Town Sunflower Village)

Hokuryu Town Himawari Tourism Association

Over 200,000 people visit Sunflower Village in Hokyuryu Town every year to see the 1.5 million sunflower blooming in the 23.1ha field.

During the event period, there will be a section with 30 rare kinds of sunflowers from all over the world that have been cultivated by junior high-school students in the town.

Taking a tour around the field on a carriage pulled by a tractor is a popular attraction (adult 500 yen, child 300 yen). For visitors who prefer to tour around by themselves, bicycles are available for rent (100 yen/hour).

Also, trying two Himawari meiro (mazes) in sunflower field would be fun for both children and adults (300 yen each).

Event period
Mid July-Mid August

Location
143-2 Itaya Hokuryu-cho Uryu-gun, Hokkaido

Admission
Free

How to get there by public transportation
Take a bus from Sapporo terminal to Hokuryu town
Take a bus from JR Takigawa Station
Take a bus from JR Fukagawa Station

Car Parking
Free

Official Website
Hokuryu Town Himawari Tourism Association

 

Hiroshima: Sera Kogen Nojo (Sera Kogen Farm)

Serakogen Nojo Farm

Sera Kogen Nojo is a flower farm for tourists located in Hiroshima Prefecture.

The farm cultivates tulips, dahlias, sunflowers, corns, water melons, and some other flowers and vegetables. In 2015 summer, to celebrate the farm’s 20th anniversary, 1.1 million sunflowers of 100 kinds covered the field. In terms of the number of kinds of sunflower, Serakogen Nojo is the largest in Japan.

A cafe, a restaurant, and a flower shop are also available in the farm.

Event period
August

Location
1124-11 Bessako Sera-cho Sera-gun, Hiroshima

How to get there by public transportation
Take a bus or taxi from Kozan town

Admission
Adult: 800 yen
4 year-old to elementary school students: 400 yen

Car Parking
Free

Official Website
Sera Kogen Nojo

 

Yamanashi: Hokuto-shi Akeno Sunflower Fes (Hokuto City Akeno Sunflower Festival)

Akeno Sunflower Festival

There will be 3 fields with 600,000 sunflowers in Aeno area in Yamanashi Prefecture.

From middle of August, there will be a maze in the field, which will be fun for both adults and children.

Unique soft ice cream made of sunflowers will be available.

Event period
End of July – August

Location
5664 Asao Akeno-cho Hokuto-shi, Yamanashi

How to get there by public transportation
Take a bus or taxi from JR Nirasaki Station

Admission
Free

Car Parking
500 yen

Official Website
Hokuto City