Honda forest flower garden
In the “Honda Forest Flower Garden” within the general athletic park, we work on growing sunflowers with the help of many volunteers.
This year, as part of the reconstruction support project in Fukushima Prefecture, the “Sunflower Project” will be implemented.
What is the Sunflower Project?
Before the Great East Japan Earthquake, Shalom, a non-profit organization in Fukushima Prefecture, had already worked with local farmers in the Prefecture to grow edible sunflowers called “Harurinzo,” refine sunflower oil from the seeds harvested, and make use of the profits to support people with disabilities in Fukushima.
However, it became difficult to continue cultivating sunflowers due to the concerns about soil contamination caused by the nuclear accident.
For this reason, Shalom called for support for this activity nationwide to implement the “Shalom Sunflower Project.” In this project, the sunflower seeds are grown in other prefectures, and the prefectures that cultivated them send the harvested seeds back to Shalom.
With the hope of any help for Fukushima reconstruction, Niiza City has cultivated “Harurinzo” since 2013 with the help of many citizen volunteers.
Best time to visit
Early to late August
Tuesday-Sunday 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Tobu Tojo Line/ From the south exit of Asakadai Station
Seibu Bus/ Take a bus bound for the east exit of Higashikurume Station or Niiza office, get off at City Gymnastic Hall Entrance, walk for 10 minutes
Seibu Ikebukuro Line/ From the east exit of Higashikurume Station
Seibu Bus/ Take a bus bound for the south exit of Niiza Station or the south exit of Asakadai Station, get off at City Gymnastic Hall Entrance, walk for 10 minutes
Please use the parking lot in the general athletic park (2-8-16, Honda, Niiza-shi).
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City Promotion Division of Niiza City Hall (Niiza City Tourism Plaza)
* Closed on Wednesdays, Sundays, and national holidays