Akeno Himawari Batake
Located in the northwest of Yamanashi Prefecture, Akeno-cho in Hokuto City receives over 2,500 hours of sunlight per year, and is well-known as “the sunniest place in Japan.” With Mt. Fuji, Mt. Yatsugatake, and the South Alps mountain range in the background, the blessings of the sunlight produce a field that’s a solid sheet of 290,000 blooming sunflowers every year from late July to late August.
Where is it??
- 5259-950, Akenocho Asao, Hokuto-shi, Yamanashi, 408-0201, Japan
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From Shinjuku Station, Nirasaki Station is an approximately 1 hour and 40 minute ride by Limited Express on the JR Chuo Line. From Nirasaki Station, Heidi’s Village Clara-kan is an approximately 25-minute bus ride. After getting off, the site is about a 5-minute walk. Also accessible by taxi from Nirasaki Station in approximately 20 minutes.