The Akeno area in Hokuto City (Yamanashi) has the longest sunlight period in Japan, and houses several majestic sunflowers fields.
Thousands of people visit the annual Sunflowers Festival that takes place on site between late July and late August with photo contest and sale of local produce.
Akeno Himawari Batake (Akeno Sunflower Field) is one of the places with the most beautiful sunflowers fields with 600,000 flowers, accompanied by the Japanese Alps in the background. There are also cosmos flowers along the circumference of the sunflowers fields.
Watch the video of the place:
Hokuto City Akeno Sunflower Festival 2019
- Date: July 20th (Saturday) to August 18th (Sunday) 2019
- Hours: 8am to 5pm
- Free entrance
- Parking: ¥ 500
- Website for more information: city.hokuto (tap to open in japanese)
- Tap here to see location
Based on information on Hokuto City website