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Mashiko Sunflower Festival
(Mashiko Himawari Matsuri)

益子のひまわり祭り(益子町)

A popular picturesque 'Sunflower Festival’ near Tokyo

The organizers have confirmed that this event is GOING ahead.
We're sure this is happening, but 2024 dates and times are not confirmed.

DATE

2024 :  Mid August

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*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances. .

TIME & SCHEDULE

10.00 am to 4.30 pm

*Dates and times have not been confirmed by the organizer.
*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.

COST

Free

How to enjoy the Mashiko Sunflower Festival

Fun for couples

Girl's Day Out

Picturesque scenery
(Take amazing pics!)

Fun for the family

Countryside scenery

Enjoy 2-4 hours

🌻Escape to Nature🌻
The Magnificent Mashiko Sunflower Festival near Tokyo

As one of the most 🌟 magnificent Sunflower festivals near Tokyo, 🌻 The Mashiko Sunflower Festival is great if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of a city and enjoy an afternoon among nature.

You’ll be blown away by the sight of thousands of golden flowers reach as far as the green hills in the distance ❗

While you are there, make sure to check out the 🔭 observation deck to see the sunflowers from above. If you’re in the mood for a little adventure, take a walk through the maze-like paths between the fields and snap some awesome pictures up close. 📸

Mashiko has loads of other fun activities for you to enjoy. Keep reading to find out more!

What to do nearby Mashiko Sunflower Festival

Tonoike Sake Brewery

Old building in Tonoike Sake Brewery

Established more than 80 years ago, Tonoike Sake Brewery is a traditional Sake brewery popular with overseas visitors. Visitors can drop by or book a tasting tour.
(Open 365 days)

Mashiko Town

Mashiko town is a popular destination for travelers looking for an authenic Japanese coutryside experience. Famous for Mashiko pottery.

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How to get to the Mashiko Sunflower Festival

From Tokyo

Address

Kamiyama, Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi Pref. Japan 321-4226

〒321-4226 栃木県芳賀郡益子町上山

By Train

Quickest: Via JR Utsunomiya Station (JR Utsunomiya Line)

Take the Tohoku Shinkansen or the JR Utsunomiya Line to JR Utsunomiya Station. Then take the bus to Mashiko Station. From Mashiko Station hire a bicycle (20min) or take a bus/taxi (10min).

Local: Via Shimodate station to Mashiko Station (Moka Line)

Take the Tohoku Shinkansen or the JR Utsunomiya Line to JR Oyama Station. Then take the JR Mito Line towards Mito and change trains at Shimodate for the Moka Line to Mashiko. From. From Mashiko Station hire a bicycle (20min) or take a bus/taxi (10min).

*There is a steam engine that runs once a day from Shimodate to Mashiko on weekends.

Use the Japan Transit Planner to find trains.

By Highway Bus

Highway Bus ‘Yakimono Liner’ from JR Akihabara Sta.

From JR Akihabara Station take the Yakimono Liner Bus (link to official bus site) ‘Highway bus ‘ (approx 2.5 hours). Get off at Mashiko Station. From Mashiko Sta. hire a bicycle (20min) or take a bus/taxi (10min).

By Car

20 min drive from Moka IC on the Kitakanto Expressway (Kitakanto Jidoshado).

Free parking nearby

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

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