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Sunflower Fields in Tomioka

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Celebrate summer with fields of sunflowers backed by unusually shaped mountains just 2 hours from Tokyo

Tomioka City Tourism Association



Around 2 hours away from Tokyo, in the late summer, the Nyu sunflower field in the city of Tomioka blazes with yellow blooms.

The sunflower field spreads out over the hills along the shore of Lake Nyu, and the surrounding landscapes are free of any buildings or power wires that could ruin your photos. The bright sunflowers look particularly dramatic against the rugged, fantastically shaped crags of Mt. Myogi.

The 110,000 sunflowers bloom several times throughout the summer, in principle from late July through mid-August, so you have a longer season to see the contrast of yellow sunflowers against the blue sky and white clouds.

While in Tomioka, don’t miss the Tomioka Silk Mill, a World Heritage Site about 15 minutes away by car from Nyu. The red brick silk-reeling factory dates back to the Meiji period and was opened in 1872.

Please note that the sunflower field is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from late July to mid-August. Entrance is free of charge.


How to get there


From Tokyo Station, take the Joetsu or Hokuriku Shikansen to Takasaki Station (about 50 minutes), then switch to the Joshin Dentetsu Line to Joshu Tomioka Station (about 40 minutes). The sunflower field is about 20 minutes by taxi from Joshu Tomioka Station.


459-2 Shimonyu, Tomioka-shi, Gunma-ken


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