Usually 30 days of flowering sunflowers in Carmona ( Seville ) occur in mid-May to mid-June, but this year, like the hot weather, they forced themselves to wait. Now plants, the length of which reaches one and a half meters, at the peak of its flowering, and hundreds of Japanese tourists already come to Seville to get lost among the yellow carpets.
Why are these places so popular among travelers from the Land of the Rising Sun? The Tourist Board of Carmona was interested in this issue about 15 years ago: “We noticed that among the fields of sunflowers began to appear small groups of Japanese tourists, some of them traveled by taxi. Many of them asked how to get to the Parador, which is built on the ruins of the castle of King Pedro. It turned out that a very popular cartoon was being launched on Japanese television, telling the story of this king. ” Later workers of the information center for tourists in Carmona began to notice that in Japanese guidebooks on Spain there was information about the fields of sunflowers. “It’s hard to explain why we like these yellow flowers so much,” says Hajime Kishi, an employee of the Tourist Board of Japan (JNTO). “We have a lot of stories related to sunflowers, but I would say that we just love nature very much.”