July is sunflower season on Japan and the perfect place to go to see these beautiful blooms, is Sayo Nanko Sunflower Park in Sayo-cho (Sayo city) in Hyogo; only an hour and a half from Osaka city.
Nanko grounds in Sayo is planted with a whopping 1.5 million sunflowers in one location called Himawaribatake, also known as the ‘field of flowers’. From mid to late July the traditional Japanese landscape is transformed into a sea of vivid yellow contrasted by a beautiful backdrop of mountains.
With several varieties of sunflowers planted, you can spend a whole day exploring the fields of gold and getting lost among the 6 foot tall blossoms. You can also enjoy local delicacies such as sunflower ice cream, sunflower salad dressings and many other snacks.
Cost: ¥200 yen entry fee to the fields
Location: Approx. 20 minutes from Sayo you’ll find these fields at 232-1, Funakoshi, Sayo-cho, Hyogo
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 8:30am – 5:15pm, Closed Mondays.
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