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[Sunflower Fields in Nayoro] 6 Million Sunflowers in Total Are Covered with Ground Yellowly

August 15th, 2014

Sunflower Fields in Nayoro

Nayoro city is located in the northerneastern part of Asahikawa city, and 6 million sunflowers such as Harurinzo and cobalt in total are planted in some fields of about 50 ha in the whole Naoyoro. Those are in full bloom from late July to mid August. It all started when the sunflowers were planted in Chiebun region in 1897, and those were seen here and there. In the sunflower fields, 3 large sunflower fields, MOA Nayoro Farm Kousei Venue (MOA名寄農場更生会場), MOA Nayoro Farm Shinonome Venue (MOA名寄農場東雲会場) and Sun Pillar Park Venue (サンピラーパーク会場) are open to the public. Those were shooting places for Japanese movie "Stargazing Dog (星守る犬)" that Mr. Toshiyuki Nishida (西田敏行) played the leading character in 2011, and have became popular tourist attractions.

Sun Flowers
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, MOA Nayoro Farm Kousei Venue

Movie of Stargazing Dog

Movie of Sunflower Fields in Nayoro

The 3 main venues are away from the center of the Nayoro. The Sun Pillar Park Venue is a hillside surrounded by forests and fields, and the distance is around 5 km away from the center of the Nayoro, and Cafe Senka (カフェ千花) and Restaurant Oruto (食工房おると) are near here, but a convenience store is not built. The MOA Nayoro Farm Kousei Venue and the MOA Nayoro Farm Shinonome Venue surrounded by fields are far away for about 15 km from the center of the Nayoro, and it is not easy to find those because those are a little away from a main road. In addition, Restaurants, cafes and a convenience store are not built around those. Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Nayoro, Brazil (ブラジル) and Mitsuboshi Shokudo (三星食堂) are popular in particular. I ate foods at the Brazil, the Mitsuboshi Shokudo, Toyoken (東洋軒) and Tamasaburo (たまさぶろう), and those were tasty. By the way, Nayoro Onsen at the foot of Piyashiri Ski Resort (ピヤシリスキー場) is relatively near the Sun Pillar Park Venue.

Nayoro Onsen

Nayoro Onsen (名寄温泉) is a hot-spring place in Nayoro city located between Asahikawa city and Wakkanai city. Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar (なよろ温泉サンピラー) is built at the end of Hokkaido Road 939, and there are Piyashiri Ski Resort (ピヤシリスキー場) and Piyashiri Ski Jumping Hill (ピヤシリジャンプ台) around here, and a building is adjacent to a ski lodge. Natural phenomena such as the sun pillar, the diamond dust and snow rime can be seen at the Piyashiri Ski Resort in a winter. There are trailheads for Mt. Kudosan and Mt. Piyashiri, too. The distance is around 10 km far away from the center of the Nayoro, and restraunts, cafes and convenience stores are not built near here. Article is here

Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar
Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar Onsen

Brazil

Brazil (ブラジル) is a popular coffee shop in Nayoro city and is known as sweets shop in Nayoro from old days, too. Except sweets, breads and meals are served. I heard from my elder sister that Nayoro Pudding (名寄プリン) was tasty, and I visited here. Article is here

Nayoro pudding of Brazil
Sweets -Brazil-, Nayoro pudding

Mitsuboshi Shokudo

Recently, I knew that, in fact, Stewed Genghis Khan have been eaten commonly at my home. The three generations of a parent, a child and a grandchild live in Nayoro, and speaking of my family's Genghis Khan, it has been the stewed genghis Khan since many years ago. I thought the mutton was stewed not to be grilled at my home. The Genghis Khan handed down to each families came to be called the Stewed Genghis Khan. Article is here

View from Stewed Jingisukan of Mitsuboshi Shokudo
Stewed Jingisukan -Mitsuboshi Shokudo in Nayoro-

Toyoken

Toyoken (菓子司東洋軒) is a long-established confectionery in Nayoro city located between Asahikawa city and Wakkanai city and was founded in 1925. They sell various sweets including Japanese sweets and Western sweets. There was a store at shopping districts near Nayoro station in old days, but now they move to around Nayoro Legal Affairs Bureau. Because I heard from my older sister that Nayoro Soft Cookie (名寄そふとクッキー) was tasty, I visited here. Article is here

Sweets of Toyoken
Sweets -Toyoken-

Tamasaburo

Tamasaburo (たまさぶろう) is a restaurant in Nayoro city located between Asahikawa city and Wakkanai city. There is a building next to Nayoro North Interchange (名寄北インターチェンジ). I heard from Ms. Gishi that a dish was tasty, and I visited here. The building rebuilt a solitary house, and it had an atmosphere like the building of Okushiba Shoten 奥芝商店(), famous soup curry restraunt. It is different from displayed railroad goods. An owner is a railroad fan. There is an exhibition room with railroad models, and a visit is possible outside business hours. By the way, a name of the restaurant was named after the name of a budgerigar that he bred. Therefore an illustration of the budgerigar was drawn. I made sense. Article of meals is this and Article of sweets is this

Yukitomchiawase of Tamasaburo
sweets Tamasaburo

Sunflower Fields

There are the 3 large sunflower fields, the MOA Nayoro Farm Kousei Venue, the MOA Nayoro Farm Shinonome Venue and the Sun Pillar Park Venue, and some farmers grow the sunflower on their fields.

Sun Piller Venue

In the Sun Pillar Park Venue, the sunflowers at about 130 m above sea level are planted on the hillside named "Kaze-no-Oka" (風の丘) of about 2.5 ha. A observation deck with about 2 m in height is built in the field, and visitors can see the sunflowers from a high place. In addition, not long walks are built, too, so the time it takes to look around yellow flowers on the hillside is around 20 minutes. The sunflower field is lit up in the evening, too. Tourist Information Office and Himawari Cafe (ひまわりカフェ) are built on the site, too, and the visitors can take a rest there. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Beetle Used in Moive "Stargazing Dog"
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, Sun Piller Venue
Sun Flowers
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, Sun Piller Venue
Entrance
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, Sun Piller Venue
Sun Flowers
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, Sun Piller Venue
Walk
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, Sun Piller Venue
I Look at Hilltop
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, Sun Piller Venue
Small Lookout
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, Sun Piller Venue
Sun Flower
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, Sun Piller Venue
Blue Sky and Sun Flowers
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, Sun Piller Venue
Walk to Blue Sky
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, Sun Piller Venue
I Look over Sunflower Fields
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, Sun Piller Venue
I Look over Sunflower Fields on Hillside
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, Sun Piller Venue
Look of Site
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, Sun Piller Venue
Sunflowers
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, Sun Piller Venue
Sunflowers
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, Sun Piller Venue
Distant View of Sunflower Fields
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, Sun Piller Venue
Tourist Information Center and Himawari Cafe
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, Sun Piller Venue
Vehicle Registration Plate Is 746 * 746 Means Nayoro in Japanese Pun
名寄のひまわり畑

Whole the site is called "Sun Pillar Park", and there are plenty of public facilities such as Sun Pillar Exchange Hall (サンピラー交流館) with play equipment, Furusato Studio (ふるさと工房館), Kitasubaru Astronomical Observatory (なよろ市立天文台 きたすばる), a camping ground, Tomute Bunka-no-Mori (トムテ文化の森) and a park golf course.

広告

Sun Pillar Exchange Hall
Nayoro Sun Pillar Park and Kenko-no-Mori
Kitasubaru Astronomical Observatory
Nayoro Sun Pillar Park and Kenko-no-Mori
Park Golf Courses
Nayoro Sun Pillar Park and Kenko-no-Mori

Atmosphere of Sunflower Fields Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Sunflower Fields

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (100 Cars)
Business hours 09:00-18:00 * It changes depending on seasons
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-1654-3-9826
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 272 748 722*33

MOA Nayoro Farm Kousei Venue

The MOA Nayoro Farm that study natural agricultural methods grows the sunflowers at Kousei Venue of about 3.4 ha, and is open to the public. Flower fields are covered with the sunflowers exhaustively so as not to see the area. Flower Fields and Fields No Trespassing ! Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Sunflowers Line Up
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, MOA Nayoro Farm Kousei Venue
About 1m to 1m 80cm in Height
Sun Flower Field, Nayoro, MOA Nayoro Farm Venues
It Looks Ten Commandments
Sun Flower Field, Nayoro, MOA Nayoro Farm Venues

There are Sunflower Maze (ひまわり迷路), World Sunflowers (世界のひまわり展), a vegetables direct sales store, a restroom and a parking lot on the site. As for the Sunflower Maze, I challenged the maze, but it was considerably difficult to goal for about 20 minutes. Besides, I worked as a sly trick. Please try it. A lookout with about 3 m in height is built, and visitors can see the sunflowers from a high place, too. The time it takes to look around yellow flowers is around 40 minutes. In addition, walks are basically fields, so those turn into muddy walks after raining. I think you had better wear shoes and clothes that you would not mind getting dirty.

Seed from Now on
Sun Flower Field, Nayoro, MOA Nayoro Farm Venues
Sun Flowers Spread Over Field
Sun Flower Field, Nayoro, MOA Nayoro Farm Venues
Sun Flower Fields from Path
Sun Flower Field, Nayoro, MOA Nayoro Farm Venues
Sun Flower Fields from Path
Sun Flower Field, Nayoro, MOA Nayoro Farm Venues
Sun Flowers
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, MOA Nayoro Farm Kousei Venue
Sun Flowers
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, MOA Nayoro Farm Kousei Venue
Lookout
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, MOA Nayoro Farm Kousei Venue
View from Lookout
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, MOA Nayoro Farm Kousei Venue

Atmosphere of Sunflower Fields Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Sunflower Fields

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (30 cars)
Business hour 09:00-18:00 * It changes depending on seasons
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-1654-8-2722
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 651 052 421*47

MOA Nayoro Farm Shinonome Venue

The MOA Nayoro Farm surrounded by forests at the foot of Shinonome Pass (東雲峠) plants the sunflowers at Shinonome Venue of about 5 ha, and is open to the public. The sunflowers were not in full bloom when I visited here. But I can easily imagine the great sunflowers if those are in full bloom. Admission free. A parking lot is not provided. There is no facility.

Sunflower Fields
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, MOA Nayoro Farm Shinonome Venue
Sunflower Fields
Sun Flower Fields, Nayoro, MOA Nayoro Farm Shinonome Venue
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is not provided
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-1654-8-2722
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 272 864 400*47

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Nayoro. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar(なよろ温泉サンピラー)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Nayoro Sun Pillar Youth Hostel(なよろサンピラーユースホステル)
Booking
Guest House Nisshin(ゲストハウス日進)
Jalan
Hotel Kaiko Annex Nayoro(ホテルカイコーアネックス名寄)
Grand Hotel Fujika(グランドホテル藤花)
Booking
B&B Hotel Bird Inn(B&B ホテル バードイン)
Hotel Kaiko Honkan(ホテル海晃 本館)
Booking
Business Hotel Sunflower(ビジネスホテル サンフラワー)
HP
Booking
Booking.com

A page of Nayoro is here

Nayoro

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