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Hitachi Seaside Park

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A tapestry of flowers blooming year-round on the Ibaraki coast

Ibaraki Prefecture



A huge park of gentle rolling hills, grassy plains and woodland, Hitachi Seaside Park on the coast of Ibaraki Prefecture blooms year-round with an array of seasonal flowers.


Its multitude of plants include around 4.2 hectares of nemophila (baby blue eyes), 32,000 kochia (summer cypress), 500 narcissus, 230 tulip, and 120 rose varieties. So spectacular is the nemophila flower field that blooms in spring that it was selected by CNN as one of Japan’s 36 most beautiful places. The vast Miharashi Hill filled with nemophila, and the panoramic view of the sky, sea and the hill all in one blue color is a sight to behold.


Spring brings narcissuses, tulips and the park’s famed breathtaking view of sky-blue nemophila spread out over its Miharashi Hill. Sunflowers, poppies, roses and zinnias pop with striking colors in summer, while rotund kochia bushes grow fluffy and lime green across the hillside.


As temperatures drop, autumnal colors transform the scenery. From late September, the sea of kochia gradually fades from bright green into deep reds, the gradation of color filling the dips and rises of Miharashi Hill. By October, the entire hillside becomes a magnificent textured tapestry of fiery red. Winter is not forgotten with wintersweet and Japanese plum trees blooming yellow and pink.


To fully explore Hitachi Seaside Park, take one of its hiking trails or cycling paths and visit its mini village of traditional rural buildings. Other attractions include outdoor activities and game areas, and a small amusement park with a giant ferris wheel offering a panoramic view of the park and sea. 

How to get there

It takes about 15 minutes by bus to the West Gate or 20 minutes to the South Gate from Katsuta Station East Exit Bus Stop No.2. Katsuta Station is about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Shinagawa Station. Alternatively, when visiting by car, exit at Hitachi Seaside Park Interchange.


605-4 Onuma-aza, Mawatari, Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaraki-ken


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