We went to Hokkaido in late August. It was too late to see the sunflowers and lavender fields but we managed to catch other flowers in full bloom at the Shinsai No Oka flower fields in Biei.
Shinsai No Oka is a tourist spot so the areas such as the shops, drink and food stalls, washrooms, carpark, etc were very crowded. It was quite unpleasant being shoved left right centre by tourists. It got better after we made our way to the flower fields.
The paranomic view of the neat rows of flower fields is spectacular. Though I have no idea why the sky looked very dark in the photos when in reality, it was bright and scorching hot. The fields are expansive and quite hilly at some areas so wear good walking shoes (and sunglasses and a hat). I saw ladies tottering on the slopes in their heels! A missed step would have sent them rolling down the flower beds.
We walked around the fields for an hour, enjoying the flowers and being out there in nature with lots of fresh air. Our trip to the Shinsai No Oka flower fields in Biei would have been perfect had the weather been several degrees cooler.
Shikisai No Oka Hill
Address: 〒071-0473 Hokkaido, Kamikawa District, Biei, Shinsei, Japan