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If you are looking for the place where you can spend whole day with your family and not far from Tokyo (but yo …

If you are looking for the place where you can spend whole day with your family and not far from Tokyo (but you wanna make short trip!) there is very nice place to visit. You can enjoy beautiful flowers and great view! Hitachi Seaside Park (Hitachi Kaihin Kōen) is a spacious park in Ibaraki Prefecture featuring a variety of green spaces and seasonal flowers spread out across 350 hectares, as well as an amusement park and several cycling and walking trails. Hitachi Seaside Park is in Ibaraki Prefecture, located northeast of Tokyo in the Kanto Plain, it’s about 2hours by car or train from central Tokyo.

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The park’s iconic flower is the blue nemophila, which covers Miharashi Hill in the spring and mimics the color of the sky. The flowers are usually at their peak from late April to mid May. Paths crisscross the hill providing views over the Pacific Ocean and the rest of the park. In fall, the hill is covered by green kokia bushes which slowly turn red as the weather turns cooler. These autumnal colors are usually best from early to mid October.

Although the nemophila are the most well-known of the park’s flowers, assorted other flowers bloom throughout most of the year. Near the park’s main entrance is a large forested area featuring the Suisen Garden where narcissus usually bloom from mid March, while across the lake tulips bloom usually around late April.

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Miharashi Hill is the tallest point in the park, and affords a nice view over the rest of the park and the ocean. There are many paths up to the top of the hill and through the blossoms for strolling, as well as benches and picnic tables situated around for those needing a break. Food stalls and souvenir shops are also set up at different points around the bottom of the hill, and various events take place during the weekends. Don’t forget to take your own nemophila plant home; the flowers are on sale near the food stalls.

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Although flowers are seasonal highlights, the park can be enjoyed year round. There are walking trails through the extensive Hitachinaka Nature Forest, while the Dune Garden showcases plants native to the coastline of Japan. Even when the rest of the park is crowded, this area often remains relatively quiet. Interesting? Please check it out!

 

Station

Katsuta

Price

410yen(adults) 80yen(kids)

Open

9:30AM~5PM

Closed

Monday