There is a community sunflower field maze in the Horigane area of Sayama City every August. The sunflowers typically bloom the last two weeks in August. It doesn't feel like a particularly large sunflower field as you walk among the blooms, but supposedly there are about 10,000 sunflowers.
Thanks to the height of the sunflowers and the density per square meter, the Horigane sunflower field makes the perfect sunflower maze. The sunflowers grow to about 1.7 meters. To be honest, for an adult it is quite easy to get from start to finish. But children will delight in getting lost among the towering blooms. There is a dais in the middle of the field to help people get their bearing. It also doubles up as a convenient place to take a photo.
The sunflower maze is free, but if you want to take some home, it costs ￥100 for five sunflowers.
The field is about a 35 minute walk from Shin-Sayama station on the Seibu Shinjuku line.
If you come by car, parking is available at the nearby Horigane Community Center.
Lynda has been in Japan for 20 years and blogging about Saitama on her personal blog insaitama.com for 14 of them. Despite its central location, just North of Tokyo, Saitama is still quite unknown to the international tourist, but frequented by domestic travelers. It is a great place to experien...