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

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. By the way, a highway bus, Express Nayoro-go (高速なよろ号), runs between the Nayoro and Sapporo.

    List of Means of Transportation

    Highway buses run between the Nayoro and the Sapporo. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Hakodate. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Nayoro
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Nayoro to Sapporo
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their office is near the komyo Kindergarten.
    Jalan

    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. Read More

    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. Read More

    Nayoro pudding of Brazil
    Sweets -Brazil-, Nayoro pudding

    Mitsuboshi Shokudo

    Mitsuboshi Shokudo (三星食堂) in Nayoro city is a long-established restraunt located in the north part of Asahikawa city and was founded in 1914 near the Nayoro station. They have a wide variety on the menu and are well-known restraunt by local people. There was a lot of familiar restraunts such as the Restaurant Midoriya (レストラン緑) that local people often went to eat a dish near the Nayoro station in old days, but many restraunts has already closed their business. I think that the Mitsuboshi Shokudo keep doing their business. Read More

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

    NAYORO

    Nayoro (名寄) that about 30,000 people live is the 24th largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and is located between Wakkanai city and Asahikawa city, and is one of regional hub cities of the North Hokkaido area. The Nayoro means "A country near rivers" in Ainu language, and the downtown is between Nayoro River (名寄川) and Teshio River (天塩川). Furen that became incorporated with the Nayoro in 2006 is well-known for glutinous rice, and the planted area is the largest in Japan. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 30 degrees in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to nearly -30 degrees in a winter because Nayoro is located in a basin. Natural environment of abou 60-degrees temperature difference is one of features of the Nayoro. So natural phenomena such as SunPillar and Diamond Dust can be enjoyed. The Nayoro is just beside Bifuka town recorded the coldest temperature, -41.5 degrees, in Japan, and is one of the coldest region in the Hokkaido. Read More

    Nayoro Park
    Nayoro

    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.

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    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

    List of Accommodations

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

        Teshio Yayoi Station "Tabibitoyado and Inaka Shokudo"(天塩弥生駅「旅人宿&田舎食堂」)
        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 Mystays Nayoro(ホテルマイステイズ名寄)
        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)
        Nijo Ryokan(二条旅館)
        Booking
        Business Hotel Sunflower(ビジネスホテル サンフラワー)
        HP
        Booking
        Yojo Ryokan(四条旅館)
        Booking
        Sengokuya Ryokan(千石屋旅館)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Kameya Ryokan(かめや旅館)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Furen Bokodai Nature Park Auto Campsite(ふうれん望湖台自然公園オートキャンプ場)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Tomute Culture Park Campsite(トムテ文化村キャンプ場)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Forest of Vacation Village Automobile Campsite(森の休暇村オートキャンプ場)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar(なよろ温泉サンピラー)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Booking.com

        A page of Nayoro is here

        Nayoro

        By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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