Tokorozawa sunflower

Information for the Tokorozawa Sunflowers / Sunflower Field and Festival also known as the Mikajima Sunflower fields or Himawari Batake 三ケ島ひまわり畑 in Japanese.

Tokorozawa Sunflower Field and Festival

There are approximately 20,000 sunflowers at the Tokorozawa Sunflower fields (Himawari Hatake). They are a hybrid variety. The Tokorozawa sunflowers generally bloom from the Obon holiday period and through to late August. However, in 2023, they are a few days early. As of August 4th they are at about 10%. In 2022 they weren’t 10% until August 10th. Which probably means that this year they will be in relatively good condition by the long weekend! Harvesting starts in September at which time you can receive sunflower seeds.

During the period that they are in bloom they generally have a live music performance in the sunflower fields. In 2023 it will be on Saturday August 19th from 3,30 pm to 7 pm. They did not host this event in 2020, but it was on every other year. At the very end of the bloom period, when the flowers are dying the sunflowers seed. The farmer welcomes people to take the seeds. That is generally mid to late September.

Information

Season: from around the 10th of August to middle of September. Weather / typhoons can greatly influence the season.

Cost: There is no charge to view the sunflowers or enter the sunflower fields. That is, this is a free event. Parking is free too.

Address: 4 Chome-2163ー1 Mikajima, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-1164

Directions to the Tokorozawa Sunflower field

Access by train / bus: Take a Seibu bus for Waseda University 早稲田大学 from the South exit of Seibu Ikebukuro Line Kotesashi Station, alight at Dainichido 大日堂 . Its about a 7 minute walk from the station.

There is parking for about 20 cars at the Tokorozawa sunflower fields. There is no charge to park there.

The sunflower fields are located in the Sayama Hills area relatively near Kurosuke House where a life sized Totoro lives!

Official website is a Facebook page (here). Generally, the farmer posts on June 20th annually to say the sunflowers have been planted!

For more flower and summer events in Saitama please see the main event category.


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