Hitachi Seaside Park is a famous park known for its rolling hills covered with colorful flowers — namely, Nemophila and Kochia. True to its name, the park faces the Kashima Sea in the Ibaraki prefecture and is located approximately 2 hours away from Tokyo. Due to its more remote location, Hitachi Seaside Park is almost 7 times bigger than Yoyogi Park in Tokyo.
In spring, the park will be covered with millions of baby blue Nemophila flowers. The sight of these blue rolling hills is part of what made Hitachi Seaside Park rise to fame. When the days get colder and autumn arrives, vibrant reddish-pink Kochia flowers begin to bloom. Kochia (summer cypress) appear like giant pink moss balls dotted across the sloping landscapes in Hitachi Seaside Park.
Throughout the four seasons, other species of flowers also bloom within the park. These include Narcissus, Tulips, and Roses. This allows visitors to admire seasonal flowers almost all year long.
Unbeknownst to most, the hills in Hitachi Seaside Park used to be part of a military airport named Mitogashi Airport. During the war, this area was used as a firing and bombing range for the US Air Force. Hence, when the war ended, the area was converted into Hitachi Seaside Park as a symbol of peace. Now, the park welcomes visitors from worldwide and spreads joy through its colorful flower displays.
Take JR Joban line from Nippori and get off at Katsuta. Take a bus from the bus terminal #2 bound for Kaihin Park West Entrance