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[Minano Town, Chichibu District, Saitama Prefecture] Sky Poppies 2024 will be held from May 23rd (Thurs) to June 2nd (Sun).

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At the end of May, the "Sky Poppies" poppy fields floating on the plateau in Chichibu will be in full bloom. Originally scheduled to open on May 16th, they have been postponed to May 23rd due to delayed flowering. Photo © Mochida Photo Office

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What is a Sky Poppy?

The Poppies in the Sky is a poppy field that takes place every year from mid-May to mid-June at the Chichibu Plateau Ranch (Sainokuni Fureai Ranch), which straddles the towns of Minano and Higashichichibu in Saitama Prefecture. Approximately 12 million red, white, and pink poppies bloom on the plateau at an altitude of about 500 meters, creating a beautiful contrast between the blue sky and the green mountains.

During the event, there will be events such as sales of local gourmet food and local specialties, and the opening of temporary parking lots. Tourist information and product sales for Minano Town and Higashichichibu Village are also available at the venue.

The Sky Poppies venue is not barrier-free because it uses mountain pastures. If you are using a wheelchair, the walkways at the venue are covered with wood chips, so wheelchairs cannot pass through with the exception of some areas. There are no smoking areas, and street parking is dangerous so please avoid it.

You can also take a Seibu Tourist Bus to the Poppy in the Sky venue. It takes about 40 minutes to walk up and 30 minutes to walk down from the Misawa Post Office bus stop to the Poppy venue.

©Mochida Photography Office<br>
©Mochida Photography Office

When and how long will the event last? What are the admission fees?

May 23rd (Thu) - June 2nd (Sun) 2024 9:00-17:00 [Last admission 16:30]
Location: Sainokuni Fureai Ranch (Chichibu Plateau Ranch, Saitama Prefecture)
Fees: Environmental contribution: Adults (junior high school students and above): 500 yen *We ask for the cooperation of all junior high school students and above.

Free parking from 9:00 to 17:00 (last entrance 16:30)

*If the parking lot cannot be used due to rain or other reasons, the park will be closed.

View "Sky Poppies" on Google Maps.

Open until 7:00pm on Saturday, May 25, 2024!

This is a special day. If you want to take photos of poppies and the sunset, come on this day.
The sun sets at 18:50 on this day.
I'd like to arrive by 6:00 p.m. to find the best angle.

©Mochida Photography Office<br>
©Mochida Photography Office


We're looking forward to this year's "Sky Poppies" so be sure to enjoy it while keeping in mind the precautions on the official website below.

①Because it uses mountain pastures, it is not barrier-free. If you are using a wheelchair, please note that the walking paths at the venue are paved with wood chips, and wheelchairs cannot pass through with the exception of some areas. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
②There are no smoking areas. Please enjoy the beauty of the poppies and the fresh air of the grassland for a while.
③Please note that we will not be held responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur if you choose to pass through despite the warnings on the signs or the advice of the relevant staff.
④Please refrain from parking on the street as it is extremely dangerous. Parking on the street is extremely dangerous as the area is on a slope and visibility is poor. Please be sure to park in the temporary parking lot during opening hours and enjoy your time browsing.
⑤Pets are allowed in the park!
However, there have been incidents where pets have harmed people.
If you are bringing pets, please keep them under control as we cannot take any responsibility.
Please also be considerate to your pet's owner and clean up excrement etc.
If you are taking the bus, please make sure to bring your pet in a cage as there will be other passengers on board.

See details on the official website of "Poppy in the Sky"

©Mochida Photography Office<br>
©Mochida Photography Office
©Mochida Photography Office<br>
©Mochida Photography Office

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