Things to See in Japan: Hitachi Seaside Park Travel Attractions 23 MAY 2015

If you ever find yourself in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan, then it might just be worth your while to pop in to the renowned Hitachi Seaside Park whilst you are there.

Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan - nemophila baby blue-eyes flowers 1

Hitachi Seaside Park is a public park that covers an area of 190 hectares, featuring blooming flowers all year round.

In particular, the park has become known for its (Nemophila) baby blue-eyes flowers, with the blooming of 4.5 million of the translucent-petaled blue flowers in the spring drawing travellers from both near and far.

Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan - nemophila baby blue-eyes flowers 2

In addition to the annual “Nemophila Harmony”, the park features a million daffodils, 170 varieties of tulips, and many other flowers.

Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan - tulips 1

Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan - nemophila baby blue-eyes flowers 2

In Autumn the colorful cosmos blooms and blazing red kochia bushes (aka burning bush, ragweed, summer cypress, or Mexican fireweed) spring into action:

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Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan - kochia bushes 2 little girl running through the bushes

Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan - cosmos flowers

The park includes cycling trails and a small amusement park with a Ferris wheel. (It also hosts the annual musical Rock in Japan Festival every August.)

Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan - ferris wheel

(If you were wondering, the nearest railway station is Katsuta Station on the JR Joban Line. Of course, Google Maps could have told you that.)

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  • Neato! Looks like a place I should add to my bucket list then. :)

    • Looks pretty amazing. That hill of kochia looks suspiciously similar to all the ‘trees’ in The Lorax though, doesn’t it?