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Sunflowers in Japan: When and where to see Japanese Sunflowers

Each and every flower in Japan represents something special. No matter the season, the time of the year or the prefecture in Japan, you seem to be able to find different flowers at every turn. Sunflowers in Japan are so gorgeous and there are beautiful spots around the country to find these seasonal flowers. To help you experience Japanese sunflowers to the fullest, let’s have a look at sunflowers in Japan, and when and where to see sunflowers.

Find out all about the different flowers in Japan you can enjoy throughout the year here. Check out what, when and where to see these flowers here: Cherry Blossoms, Tulips, Azaleas, Roses, Poppies, Salvia, Hydrangea, Iris, Lavender, Indian Lotus, Sunflowers, Ume and Moss phlox.

What are Sunflowers in Japan?

Sunflowers in Japan What are Sunflowers

The sunflower is a flower that is best known for its bright yellow petals, which resemble the sun. The pistil (the centre of the flower) is usually dark brown in colour and rests on top of a robust green stem. Sunflowers represent loyalty and are well-known for being cheerful flowers, making them an ideal bloom for a summer flower delivery to brighten someone’s day!

Having bright, sunny flowers around the house can also aid in the reduction of stress and anxiety, as well as depression. For the ultimate at-home self-care, some individuals swear by using sunflowers in teas, bath bombs, bath oils, massage oil, and cooking!

When to see sunflowers in Japan? 

Sunflowers in Japan When to see sunflowers

The best time to see sunflowers in Japan depends on the location and the exact area, but generally, you can see sunflowers in Japan around July to August.

Where to see Sunflowers in Japan

Ozora Town Sunflower Field

Sunflowers in Japan Ozora Town Sunflower Field
Credit: Ozora Town

Farmers in Ozora Town began by sowing sunflower seeds as fertiliser in the fields after harvesting wheat, and sunflowers can now be seen in various places of Ozora Town during the summer. The area surrounding Asahigaoka Park is sowed at various intervals, allowing you to enjoy it for an extended period of time. The jet taking off and landing, as well as the sunflower field, can be seen from the airport side recycling centre.

At “Tmap River Park,” you may also admire the contrast between the beautiful grass and sunflowers. Each sunflower field in Hokkaido’s huge countryside transports you to the summer of Okhotsk!

Mountain music school

Sunflowers in Japan Mountain music school
Credit: VISIT HACHINOHE

From the Meiji to the Heisei eras, local inhabitants have flocked to Masuda Elementary and Junior High School. After the school closed, it was turned into a “Yama no Rakugaku” experience-based exchange centre for rural life, with the theme “actual countryside and homeland of the heart.” We planted more than 2 million sunflowers behind the school to make it a pleasant environment for locals and visitors alike.

The tranquil and warm atmosphere is created by the sunflower field in full bloom and the scenery of the school building. During the blooming season, you will not only be able to go through a sunflower field, but you will also be able to cut sunflowers.

Koriyama Nunobiki Wind Plateau 

Sunflowers in Japan Koriyama Nunobiki Wind Plateau 
Credit: Excite Japan

The sunflower field that blooms all around, Mt. Bandai, and Lake Inawashiro may be seen from the plateau at a height of roughly 1000m. One of Japan’s largest wind farms is called the “Wind Plateau” because it receives wind from 33 windmills on the plateau. The contrast between the white windmill and the yellow sunflower is really appealing to the eye!

The sunflowers swinging in the red-dyed twilight and the wonderful surroundings surrounded by the morning mist are appealing not only on a sunny day with a blue sky but also on a red-dyed night. There’s also an observatory and a walking trail where you can see the sunflower fields from different perspectives.

Lake Yamanaka Flower City Park 

Sunflowers in Japan Lake Yamanaka Flower City Park 
Credit: Drive Japan

The plateau at an altitude of 1000 metres on the edge of Lake Yamanaka, which is the closest to Mt. Fuji is covered in sunflowers in full bloom during the summer. On a clear day, the towering Mt. Fuji appears against the sunflower field, creating a stunning vista.

Even during the flowering season, if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to witness fresh scenery each time you visit, such as Mt. Fuji covered in snow and the enigmatic Mt. Fuji cloaked in clouds. Why don’t you take in Mt. Fuji’s many expressions as well as the distant sunflower fields?

1st Nagisa Park

Sunflowers in Japan 1st Nagisa Park
Credit: The Nippon Foundation

12,000 huge sunflowers blossom furiously toward the sun in a 4000 square metre garden at “1st Nagisa Park” along the lake “Lake Biwa,” which boasts the greatest area in Japan. This vista, which includes the gorgeous Lake Biwa, which Shiga Prefecture is proud of, as well as the highlands of the Hira Mountains, where snow still persists on the summit, is one of Japan’s top 100 beaches. Because you are free to wander over the wide sunflower field, it is also a good idea to choose your own favourite photo site and capture your memories.

What do you think about these flowers in Japan? There are so many different colours, shapes, types, and sizes of flowers, no matter which season you decide to visit Japan, you will be sure to be able to find gorgeous Japanese flowers to enjoy! 

Find out all about the different flowers in Japan you can enjoy throughout the year here. Check out what, when and where to see these flowers here: Cherry Blossoms, Tulips, Azaleas, Roses, Poppies, Salvia, Hydrangea, Iris, Lavender, Indian Lotus, Sunflowers, Ume and Moss phlox.

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FLIP GUIDE TEAM

Hey friend!

Just like you, we are foreigners from all around the world.

When we first arrived in Tokyo, we all found this city to be overwhelming, not sure where to begin.

During the years that we have lived here in Japan, we have discovered and visited countless famous tourist attractions as well as unique and underground places.

We are now proud to say that we are experts of Japan and would love to share the knowledge with all of you!

 

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