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Home » Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture Approximately 400,000 sunflowers in a large panorama of Yatsugatake, Southern Alps, and Mt. Fuji “Hokuto City Akeno Sunflower Festival 2024”

Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture Approximately 400,000 sunflowers in a large panorama of Yatsugatake, Southern Alps, and Mt. Fuji “Hokuto City Akeno Sunflower Festival 2024”

Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture
Approximately 400,000 sunflowers in a large panorama of Yatsugatake, the Southern Alps, and Mt. Fuji “Hokuto City Akeno Sunflower Festival 2024”
Event period: Saturday, July 20, 2020 – Sunday, August 25, 2020 – “Hokuto Sunfest Photo Contest 2024″ Instagram campaign will be held again this year –
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The Hokuto City Akeno Sunflower Festival Executive Committee (Chairman: Toshikazu Akiyama) will hold a festival from July 20th (Saturday) to August 25th, 2020 in Akeno-cho, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture, which boasts one of the longest sunshine hours in Japan. The Hokuto City Akeno Sunflower Festival 2024, in which about 400,000 sunflowers will bloom in a panoramic view of Mt. Yatsugatake, the Southern Alps, and Mt. Fuji, will be sponsored by Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture (Mayor: Eiji Uemura) on Sunday. It will be held. At the venue, you can freely stroll through the 4-hectare sunflower field and enjoy the “Open Sky Market,” where restaurants and other stalls selling local specialties from the city are set up.
Furthermore, during the Hokuto City Akeno Sunflower Festival period, we will hold the “Hokuto Sun Festival Photo Contest 2024” again this year, collecting photos taken through Instagram, and everyone who visits will also enliven the venue. Winners will receive an assortment of gourmet food that allows them to fully enjoy Hokuto City.
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/120806/44/resize/d120806-44-197bc02c08193fc3e2d7-5.jpg&s3=120806-44-54e611091e139aa22296346baa8c60e6-1476×1660.jpg] Hokuto City, located in the northwestern part of Yamanashi Prefecture, is easily accessible from the Tokyo metropolitan area in two hours by car, and is surrounded by some of Japan’s most famous mountains, including the Southern Alps, Yatsugatake, and the Oku-Chichibu Massif, and boasts beautiful mountain scenery. The venue, Akeno-cho, Hokuto City, is an area with more than 2,500 hours of sunshine per year, compared to Japan’s average annual sunshine hours of approximately 2,000 hours. Taking advantage of this long sunshine hours, sunflower seeds are sown by local people. Approximately 400,000 flowers bloom. The large panoramic view of Japan’s most representative mountains and sunflowers is a spectacular sight that can only be seen here. “Hokuto City Akeno Sunflower Festival 2024” event overview
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▶Period July 20th (Saturday) to August 25th (Sunday), 2020
▶ Time 8:00-17:00 ▶ Venue ・Main venue: 5664 Asao, Akeno-cho, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture ・ Rural Park Venue: 13811 Ume, Akeno-cho, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture ▶ Admission fee: Free ▶ Sunflower cooperation fund: 1,000 yen per car, 500 yen per motorcycle (free for motorcycles and bicycles with a displacement of 50cc or less), 5,000 yen per bus
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▶Related events・Opening ceremony
July 27, 2020 (Saturday) 10:00~・Open sky market will be held during the period・Hokuto Sunfes Photo Contest 2024 will be held during the period Homepage → https://hokutosunfes.com/
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During the “Hokuto City Akeno Sunflower Festival 2024” period, the “Hokuto Sun Festival Photo Contest 2024” will be held, and photos taken at the venue will be solicited through Instagram. Winning works will be included in next year’s flyers and posters. Please submit your special photo from the sunflower field. ▶Application period: Saturday, July 20, 2020 to Sunday, August 25, 2020▶Eligibility: Anyone who has their own Instagram account (Professionals, amateurs, and those residing in the city or outside the city are welcome) )▶ How to apply ・Please follow Hokuto City’s official account “@hokuto_yamanashi” on your own Instagram account.
・Please take a photo inside the Hokuto City Akeno Sunflower Festival venue. Please tag the Hokuto City official account “@hokuto_yamanashi” in the photo you took, and add both the hashtags “#Hokuto Sunfes Photocon 2024” and “#Hokuto City” and post it on Instagram. *Posts without tags or hashtags will be invalid. *Please save the image data at the time of application. You can apply as many times as you like during the period. (The same work can only be submitted once.) However, if you submit multiple photos in one submission, only the first one will be considered. ▶ Prizes for winning prizes (*Up to one prize per person) *Divisions may be added or changed during the standard process ▶ Judging and announcements After the application period ends, a screening will be conducted and the winning works will be selected.・After September 2020, winners will be notified directly via Instagram’s message function. (Please note that if we do not receive a response within one week, we may cancel your award.) – The results of the screening will be announced on the Public Information Center and the city’s official website.
[For general inquiries regarding this matter]
・Hokuto City Akeno Sunflower Festival Executive Committee Secretariat (Hokuto City Hall Tourism Division)
Phone: 0551-42-1351 Fax: 0551-42-5216
Email: kankou@city.hokuto.yamanashi.jp
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