Tokorozawa Sunflowers / Sunflower Field and Festival also known as the Mikajima Sunflower fields. The sunflower fields are located in the Sayama Hills area relatively near Kurosuke House where a life sized Totoro lives!
In 2020, they didn’t really make an official announcement, but the festival was not on. However, this year, they did post publicly to say they were planting the sunflowers on June 19th 2021. In early August they posted again to say the fields are open to the public. Furthermore, the organizer estimated the sunflowers will be in bloom around mid August in 2021.
Update August 17th 2021: the sunflowers are at about 40% bloom. The fields are quite mucky due to all the rain, so old shoes are recommended.
Tokorozawa Sunflower Field and Festival
The Tokorozawa sunflowers generally bloom from the Obon holiday period and through to late August. During the period that they are in bloom they usually have a live music performance in the sunflower fields on, weather permitting, from 3pm to 6.45 pm around the middle of August. They did not host this event in 2020 and they are not planning to in 2021 either.
There are about 20,000 sunflowers at Tokorozawa no Himawari Hatake. The fields are FREE. In addition, the parking is free. There is parking for about 20 cars.
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.
For more flower and summer events in Saitama please see the main event pages.