During summer, cheerful sunflowers grow in abundance in various places across Japan, and one great place to enjoy them in all their glory is at Hyogo's Nanko Sunflower Festival. From mid-July through to mid-August, around one and a half million sunflowers stand tall and proud for visitors to marvel at. There are also a host of sunflower-themed eats to try, including sunflower soft-serve ice cream.
Be sure to check the official website before attending, as the festival dates can fluctuate slightly each year depending on the blooming conditions. The exact dates are typically confirmed closer to the event's commencement.