Jul/20 - Aug/18, 2019 Akeno Sunflower Festival, in Hokuto City3.5
from 7/20 '19 to 8/18 '19
Akeno Sunflower Festival is held at Akeno area in Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture where can been viewed Yatsugatake Mountains, Minami Alps Mountains, and Mt.Fuji.
The Akeno area has the longest period of daylight in Japan, and is the location for several majestic fields with 600,000 sunflowers.
The sunflower fields are 700-meter high, 6-hectares wide land which the contrast of colors of the sky blue, the fresh green and the sunflower yellow is simply magnificent.
In addition, soft-serve ice cream of sunflower or blueberry are served and there are local farm markets too.
At night, the sunflower fields are illuminated after sunset.
Dates: the middle-August , sunset to PM 9:00
Venue: the No.9 sunflower field
Akeno Sunflower Festival
Dates: July 20(Sat) - August 18(Sun)
Venue: around Heidi-no-Mura Kurara-kan
Address: 5664 Asao, Akeno-cho, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture
Access: A 20-minute drive from JR Nirasaki Station, or
Take Mizugaki Line bus outside of JR Nirasaki Station. After 25 minutes, get off at the Heidi-no-Mura Kurara-kan stop
and then walk for 5 minutes.
*Please check the official website for the latest information.
Purposenature,Seasonal Flowers,Japanese resort,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Nirasaki sta. (about 7.9km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.04 weeks ago
The Akeno area in Hokuto City has the longest period of daylight in Japan, and is the location for several majestic fields with 600,000 sunflowers. There are also cosmos flowers along the circumference of the sunflower fields, and shops on the premises sell local produce and souvenirs.
5.03 weeks ago
A sunflower farm open to visitation, free to access, only 500 yen for parking the car. Good spot for taking pictures!
5.011 months ago
We were here with a local tour in August. The sunflowers are nice and you could walk down the fields for better pictures. Floors could be slippery and muddy. There are several water points nearby for washing your feet/shoes. I would recommend wearing slippers or sandals for that purpose. There is a little shop which sells ice cream, fresh corn and other produce. The fresh corn was sweet and nice. There are indeed quite a lot of group tourists like us, so you might have to take turns for best pictures.
5.0a year ago
It seems that there are 2 sunflower fields along the road that's close to each other, wherein they don't bloom altogether but blooms in batches as to continue the festival for a month. Great strategy! There is also blueberry picking that is very affordable and fun. These fields are close to the Heidi no Mura (Heidi's Village) which is also a must-to-see. Visit the local farmer's market nearby wherein you can buy Beets and other farm produce. Food and drinks flood the parking space so don't worry getting starved. Just keep cool from the scorching sun. Car park costs 500yen.
4.011 months ago
September was too late to visit, especially after the typhoon, but there were so many flowers I'm sure it's gorgeous in August.