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5 Best Sunflower Fields Near Tokyo: Spectacular Scenic Views in Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba (2021 Edition)

5 Best Sunflower Fields Near Tokyo: Spectacular Scenic Views in Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba (2021 Edition)

Date published: 15 June 2021

Bright yellow sunflower fields are a source of happiness during the hot Japanese summer! Here we will introduce five spots in the Kanto region to see this beautiful and iconic summer flower.

The best time to visit sunflower fields near Tokyo is from late July to August. The spectacular sight of a field of yellow sunflowers against a bright blue sky will leave you exhilarated! You can find them in Tokyo's residential areas and in farms and parks located in Tokyo’s suburbs. Why not enjoy summer by visiting some sunflower fields?

*Flower bloom times differ every year.
*Depending on the situation, the date of the event and its contents are subject to change. Upon making your way to each venue, please make sure to avoid crowds and take careful countermeasures against Covid-19.

Table of Contents
  1. 1. Himawari Garden Musashimurayama: Tokyo's Largest Sunflower Field Will Leave You Smitten!
  2. 2. Zama Sunflower Festival: A Garden Where 550,000 Beautiful and Picturesque Sunflowers Bloom
  3. 3. Akeno Sunflower Festival: A Glorious Sea of One Million Sunflowers
  4. 4. Yokosuka Soleil Hill: An Exhilarating and Glorious Collaboration Between Sunflowers, the Sky, and the Sea!
  5. 5. Narita Dream Dairy Farm: A Maze of Sunflowers with a New Light Display Starting 2021

1. Himawari Garden Musashimurayama: Tokyo's Largest Sunflower Field Will Leave You Smitten!

1. Himawari Garden Musashimurayama: Tokyo's Largest Sunflower Field Will Leave You Smitten!
These sunflowers healthily facing the sun are growing healthily. (Photo: PIXTA)

Himawari Garden Musashimurayama, located in a residential area of Tokyo, is the largest sunflower field in the city. Here around 100,000 flowers bloom. From July to August, it’s become a tradition for Musashimurayama City to welcome the many people who visit this popular spot.

Once at the sunflower field, you can enjoy watching large sunflowers compete for space as they bloom. What’s more, the fact that it’s only an hour away from Shinjuku Station by train makes it all the more attractive.

(Photo: PIXTA)

You can find approximately ten varieties of sunflowers throughout the park, including the hybrid sunflower and big smile sunflower. Also, the Claret sunflower with its burgundy, black, and wine-red coloring as well as Monet’s pallet with its diverse mix of red and yellows are definite eye-catchers.

Offering views that will soothe your soul, this field has somewhat of a nostalgic atmosphere to it. Even with continuous days of hot weather in Tokyo, visiting this field will leave you feeling refreshed. There are also sections of the park that will tug at your heartstrings. It’s said to be a good omen if you find these spots as a couple!

Best time to view: mid-July

Scale/Number of flowers: Approximately ten varieties and 100,000 flowers

Himawari Garden Musashimurayama*Scheduled to be held in 2021 
Period: July 3rd to August 1st, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last admissions into the park are at 4:50 p.m.) *The dates and times are subject to change depending on when the sunflowers bloom.
Admission: Free *Parking costs 300 yen per vehicle.
Closed: July 11th and 12th
*The event may be canceled or content may change depending on the situation. For updates, please visit the official website.

Health & Safety Measures
Sanitizer installed - Guests are required to wear masks

  • Himawari Garden Musashimurayama
    ひまわりガーデン武蔵村山
    • Address 1460, Midorigaoka, Musashimurayama-shi, Tokyo 208-0012
    • Nearest Station Access: A ten-minute walk from Kamikitadai Station on the Tama Monorail
    • TEL: 042-565-1111 (Tourism Promotion Sector of the Collaboration Promotion Department)

2. Zama Sunflower Festival: A Garden Where 550,000 Beautiful and Picturesque Sunflowers Bloom

2. Zama Sunflower Festival: A Garden Where 550,000 Beautiful and Picturesque Sunflowers Bloom
We recommend stopping by the Zama area where approximately 440,000 sunflowers bloom.

The official flower of Zama City in Kanagawa Prefecture is the sunflower. Every year in mid-August, the city holds the Zama Sunflower Festival. It takes an hour and a half by train or bus from Shinjuku Station to get to this event.

The festival is split into two areas: the Zama sunflower field and the Yotsuya sunflower field. In total, this amounts to over 5.5 hectares of land filled with approximately 550,000 sunflowers.

People from all over visit this venue to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Also, you can take an even closer look by walking on the path that leads you through the waist-high sea of sunflowers!

In 1994, it was selected as one of the 100 Best Flower Spots in Kanagawa.

Every year, observation decks are placed around different parts of the facility. This allows you to take in a sweeping view of the entire sunflower field. Also, a sunflower picture-taking contest is held around the same time, providing you with the opportunity to get gorgeous shots of these flowers.

During the duration of the festival, you can enjoy purchasing fresh-cut flowers, farm products, and other specialties. In addition, there are many other fun events, such as catching sweetfish with your bare hands.

The walkway and the observation deck offer different but enjoyable atmospheres.

Best time to view: mid-August

Scale/Number of flowers: Around 550,000 sunflowers
*Around 440,000 at the Zama sunflower field and around 110,000 at the Yotsuya sunflower field.

Zama Sunflower Festival *The event and schedule for 2021 are still to be determined.
Period: Scheduled to be held for five days in mid-August. *When the event will be held will be determined by when the sunflowers bloom.
Open: Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (scheduled) (The field is open all day)
Venue: Zama area in Zama City and the Yotsuya area
Admission: Free
Closed: Open throughout the event period
*The event may be canceled, or content may change depending on the situation. For updates, please visit the official website.

  • Zama Sunflower Festival (Zama Area)
    座間ひまわり畑(座間エリア)
    • Address Shindenjuku, Zama-shi, Kanagawa 252-0026
    • Nearest Station Access: Take a temporary direct bus (fare required) to the Zama Sunflower Festival from Soubudai-Mae Station on the Odakyu Odawara Line.
    • TEL: 046-205-6515 (Zama City Tourist Information Association)

  • Zama Sunflower Festival (Yotsuya Area)
    座間ひまわり畑(四ツ谷エリア)
    • Address Yotsuya, Zama-shi, Kanagawa 252-0025
    • Nearest Station Access: Get off at either Sobudai-Mae Station or Zama Station on the Odakyu Odawara Line. Take a bus going to Yotsuya for five to ten minutes, and get off at Zama Jinja Mae Bus Stop. The festival is a ten-minute walk from this stop.
    • TEL: 046-205-6515 (Zama City Tourist Information Association)

3. Akeno Sunflower Festival: A Glorious Sea of One Million Sunflowers

3. Akeno Sunflower Festival: A Glorious Sea of One Million Sunflowers
The main variety of sunflower found in this field is the double-blooming Tohoku yae sunflower.

The Akeno Sunflower Festival is held annually from late August until early September in the Akeno district of Chikusei City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Double-petaled sunflowers known as the Tohoku yae sunflower cover a field of around four hectares. Here you can enjoy the view of over a million beautiful yellow flowers.

The dark yellow field of sunflowers, the greens and purples of Mount Tsukuba, and the clear sky of early autumn make it the perfect scenic spot! Besides the Tohoku yae sunflower, there’s a mini sunflower garden where you enjoy a few different varieties of mini sunflowers.

What’s more, during the festival, you can cut and wrap Tohoku yae sunflowers to take home (300 yen for five sunflowers, a wrapping fee of 100 yen). It’s also lively with other fun activities, including live music, food stalls, an event called sunflower candle night, and a sunflower market.

Sunflowers basking in the light of the sunrise along with a magnificent view of the beautiful Mount Tsukuba.

Best time to view: late-August to early-September

Scale/Number of flowers: Tohoku yae sunflowers and mini sunflowers, a total of around one million

Akeno Sunflower Festival *Scheduled to be held in 2021 
Period: From Saturday, August 28th, 2021 until Sunday, September 5th, 2021 for a total of nine days.
Venue: Akeno Fureai no Sato(Close to Miyamama Furusato Fureai Park
Admission: Free
Closed: Open throughout the event period
*The event may be canceled or content may change depending on the situation. For updates, please visit the official website.

  • Akeno Sunflower Field
    明野ひまわりの里
    • Address 504, Miyayama, Chikusei-shi, Ibaraki 〒300-4504
    • Nearest Station Access:
      ・Train Route 1: Take the train to Shimodate Station on the JR Mito Line. From there, take the Chikuseishi Koiki Renkei Bus bound for Tsukuba-san-guchi for 30 minutes. Get off at Akeno Shisho Mae Bus Stop and walk for 20 minutes.
      ・Train Route 2: Take a twenty-minute taxi ride from Kurogo Station on the Kanto Railway Joso Line.
      ・By car: Take the Joban Expressway on the Tsuchiura-Kita Interchange for 40 minutes, and the Yawara Interchange for 50 minutes. You can also take the Kita-Kanto Expressway on the Sakuragawa-Chikusei Interchange, or the Ken-O Expressway on the Joso Interchange for 30 minutes.

4. Yokosuka Soleil Hill: An Exhilarating and Glorious Collaboration Between Sunflowers, the Sky, and the Sea!

4. Yokosuka Soleil Hill: An Exhilarating and Glorious Collaboration Between Sunflowers, the Sky, and the Sea!
If you’re lucky, you can see Mount Fuji past the sunflowers just over Sagami Bay.

Yokosuka Soleil Hill is located in Kanagawa Prefecture’s Yokosuka City. From Tokyo, it takes about two hours by train and bus. From French, Soleil translates into the word sun, a perfect name for a park filled with sunflowers!

You can find a 5,000-meter-long garden at the entrance of the park. What’s more, at the 1,000-meter-long sunflower garden, you can find some 100,000 of them in full bloom. On a sunny day, the blueness of the sky and sea act as a beautiful contrast against the bright yellow sunflowers, making for a photogenic and scenic spot.

You can also find a sunflower-inspired menu at the facility’s restaurants and fast-food shops. You can also purchase sunflowers sold at workshops, take part in a stamp rally, and enjoy the photo spot set up in the field for a limited time only.

Yokosuka Soleil Hill is an interactive park where you can enjoy the surrounding nature and animals. It has a petting zoo (admission: 320 yen per person for anyone over four) and other paid attractions. This includes a water playground for children as well as a summer vegetable harvesting event held on weekends and holidays (separate fee).

With all of these activities, there’s no doubt that you’ll have a fun-packed day!

Enjoy scenery reminiscent to sunflower fields abroad.

Best time to view: late-July to mid-August

Scale/Number of flowers: Approximately 100,000

Health & Safety Measures
Sanitizer installed - Ventilation measures in place - Staff wear masks, wash hands regularly, and monitor body temperature - Entry declined to anyone who is feeling unwell - Guests are required to wear masks

  • Yokosuka Soleil Hill
    長井海の手公園 ソレイユの丘
    • Address 4 Chome, Nagai, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa 〒238-0316
    • Nearest Station ・Access: From Misakiguchi Station on the Keikyu Railway, take the bus bound for Soleil-No-Oka and get off at the final stop (takes approximately 15 minutes.).
      ・By car: Approximately ten minutes from the Hayashi Exit on Miura Jukan Road
    • Phone Number 046-857-2500
    • ・Period: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (March to November), 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (December to February)
      ・TEL: 046-857-2500
      ・Closed: Open daily
      ・Admission: Free *Paid attractions can be found in the park

5. Narita Dream Dairy Farm: A Maze of Sunflowers with a New Light Display Starting 2021

5. Narita Dream Dairy Farm: A Maze of Sunflowers with a New Light Display Starting 2021
During the blooming period, over 900,000 sunflowers can be found throughout five facilities.

The Narita Dream Dairy Farm is located approximately two hours away from Tokyo Station. One of the most popular events during its sunflower festival is the sunflower maze! Surrounded by sunflowers that grow taller than the average adult, you can happily explore this fantastical field. You can also find some photo spots in the maze. Any photos taken here are sure to be a hit on social media!

If you want to take a nice photo of your children or pets, we recommend stopping by the mini sunflower garden where sunfinity sunflowers bloom. For a limited time, there’s also a light display scheduled to take place at night. This enables you to enjoy these beautiful sunflowers in a different way.

A photo contest of who can post the best sunflower maze photo to Instagram is being held.
Narita Dream Dairy Farm’s 2020 winner titled this photo: Himastagram

Additionally, there are many activities that you can enjoy as a family! This includes the walking rally where you collect points by going to checkpoints throughout the farm.

Also, you can find limited-time sunflower dishes such as sunflower pizza and sunflower curry at the restaurant. For those who enter the sunflower maze, you get a discount coupon for the farm’s soft-serve carefully made with fresh milk.

What’s more, you can interact with the farm animals such as goats, sheep, and ponies through a range of activities. This includes cow milking (free) and a butter-making workshop (650 yen).

There are also fun events unique to the farm, such as archery (600 yen) and fishing at a fishing pond (800 yen). Even if you decide to stay at the farm all day, you’ll be spoiled with all the options it has to offer. Your trip to Narita Dream Dairy Farm is sure to be an unforgettable summer memory!

At Narita Dream Farm, there is an English-language map (guidebook), and some of the signs and precautions are written in English. The official website is also available in English and Chinese.

You can enjoy taking some photos with our stylish goats at the sunflower field. (Date: August 21st (Saturday) and 22nd (Sunday), this is limited to the first 20 groups who come to each event, numbered tickets will be handed out)

Best Time of Previous Years late-July to late-August

Scale/Number of flowers: Hybrid sunflowers and sunfinity sunflowers: a total of over 900,000

Sunflower Festival: The Sunflower Smile Project *Scheduled to be held in 2021
Period: late-July to late-August of 2021
Venue: Sunflower maze、a field of mini sunflowers, Narita Dream Farm’s second garden, etc.
Admission: Middle school students and up (1,450 yen), age three and up (700 yen)
■Event Content: sunflower maze (350 yen), field of mini sunflowers, flower crown and headband making workshops (flower crowns 900 yen, headbands 700 yen), demonstrative and experimental science projects using sunflowers (1,000 yen), purchasing cut sunflowers from the farm (Sunrich sunflowers, 150 yen per flower), a sunflower light display (held from the parks closing time until 8:00 p.m., you must pay a separate fee to enter the farm at night) etc.


Health & Safety Measures
Sanitizer installed - Guests are required to wear masks-temperature checks enforced

  • Narita Dream Farm
    成田ゆめ牧場
    • Address 730-3, Nagi, Narita-shi, Chiba 〒289-0111
    • Nearest Station ・Access: A ten-minute free shuttle bus ride from Namegawa Station on JR’s Narita Line.
      ・By car: Take the Ken-O Expressway on the Shimofusa Interchange for two minutes.
    • Phone Number 0476-96-1001
    • ・Hours: Weekdays (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Weekends and Holidays (9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) *last admissions are an hour before closing.
      ・Closed: Open daily

Prepare to be moved by the beautiful scenic sight of these golden sunflowers! A field of sunflowers against the background of a blue sky is something you have to experience at least once.

It’s best to come to see them within a week after they bloom, so before making your way to the venues, please check online for when the peak period is.

*All the prices shown in the article include tax.
*The best time to see the sunflowers may change depending on the weather conditions.
*Due to the spread of COVID-19, there may be some changes regarding business hours, holidays, service methods, when the event is held, and the event’s contents.

Text by: Click

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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