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Poppies in the Sky

Bright red poppies and the plateau that matches the bright blue sky.

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About 15 million poppies bloom in the sky on a 5 hectare plateau at an altitude of 500 meters. The ideal time to see them is from late May to early June. The contrast between the blue of the sky and the red of the poppies is spectacular. The poppies are of the Shirley poppy variety, a member of the poppy family, and are also known as "hinageshi" (Japanese name) and "Gubijinso" (nickname). The poppies come in a variety of colors, mainly red, but also pink and white. The flower has the words "anticipation of love" and "gratitude".

The poppies are planted on a slope, so even if there are a lot of people, you can take pictures from an angle that doesn't include people. It’s sure to be photogenic on social media!

A poppy festival is held from mid-May to early June, and visitors can enjoy Chichibu's specialty, like miso potatoes and grilled rice balls. Pets are allowed. This is a spot where you can relax and enjoy the scenery.

Highlights

  • 15 million poppies that shine in the sky.
  • The promenade is lined with wood chips.
  • Chichibu's B-grade gourmet food, such as Chichibu's famous miso potatoes, are on sale at the stalls.

Photos

  • Beautiful contrast of the blue of the sky and the red of the poppies.

    Beautiful contrast of the blue of the sky and the red of the poppies.

  • About 15 million poppies are in full bloom.

    About 15 million poppies are in full bloom.

  • A boardwalk paved with wood chips

    A boardwalk paved with wood chips

Reviews

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  • alim2000

    雪莉罌粟開滿整片山野很壯觀

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Details

Name in Japanese
天空のポピー
Postal Code
369-1411
Address
Misawa, Minanomachi, Chichibugun, Saitama
Telephone
0494-62-1462 (Minano Town Hall, Industry and Tourism Division)
Admission
Undecided
Access
(1) 30 minutes by bus from Chichibu Railway Minano Station (operates on weekends, free of charge).
(2) Approximately 45 minutes by car from Hanazono-Arashiyama Interchange on the Kanetsu Expressway.
Parking
Free
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)