Jul 6
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Jul 21

Windmill Sunflower Garden

9:00am – 4:00pm
Free

Bask in the sight of over 15,000 Vincent (named after the artist!) sunflowers in full bloom under the July sunshine. Blue skies, yellow fields, and maybe even a riverboat ride make for the perfect summer at Sakura’s Windmill Sunflower Garden.

Despite the confusing name, Sakura doesn’t refer to cherry blossoms, instead it’s a city in Chiba Prefecture where you can find the Windmill Sunflower Garden.

What happens?

On top of being able to wander and explore the sunflower fields, guests can also rent bicycles to cycle around the area and take snaps on the photogenic paths or in the shadow of the Dutch-style windmill. If the sunflowers make a particular impression on you, you can also buy a few to take home with you.

Or if cycling isn’t for you, enjoy a trip on the sightseeing boat that showcases the area’s natural beauty from the water. These boats will run every weekend.

Tickets

Access to the Windmill Sunflower Garden is free. However, if you’d like to rent a bicycle, it’ll be ¥600 a day for a regular or ¥1,200 for an electric bike. The boat rides will cost ¥1,000 for adults and ¥500 for junior high school kids and under.

How to get to the Windmill Sunflower Garden

Coming from Tokyo, take a Keisei Main Line train from Keisei Ueno Station — yes, this is the same line as the cheap trains to Narita Airport — to Keisei Sakura Station. This will take a little less than an hour on the fastest train and cost around ¥740. (All mainline trains stop at Sakura.)

From Keisei Sakura Station there are a few options to get to the park: a 10-minute taxi, a rental cycle, or a 40-minute walk. Rental cycles can be found outside the south exit of Keisei Sakura Station, first come first served, for ¥600 a day.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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