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.

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. However, in 2022 there hasn’t been a peep out of them yet.

Tokorozawa Sunflower Field and Festival

There are approximately 20,000 sunflowers at the Tokorozawa Sunflower fields (Himawari Hatake). They are a hybrid variety. There is no charge to view the sunflowers or enter the sunflower fields. That is, this is a free event. Parking is free too.

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 said they were not planning to in 2021 either. However, I believe there was a small music performance one day.

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.

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.

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

The sunflower fields are located in the Sayama Hills area relatively near Kurosuke House where a life sized Totoro lives! But unfortunately Totoro has been off limits to the public since the pandemic began.

Official website is a Facebook page (here). It has not yet been updated for 2022, but that is not unusual. Usually the farmer posts the first update around the 20th of June.

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


More sunflowers in Saitama Prefecture:

A sample of the sunflower locations on this blog:

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