Inspiring Views of Blue Nemophila Flowers at Hitachi Seaside Park



Inspiring Views of Blue Nemophila Flowers at Hitachi Seaside Park


The Hitachi Seaside Park is a popular location in Japan where you can enjoy the scenery of each season. It is a very well known spot for nemophila (baby blue eyes) in the middle of April. The small flowers swaying together in the wind are a hypnotizing sight.

Along with nemophila you can enjoy the sights of other seasonal flowers like tulips and nanohana (rapeseed).

Hitachi Seaside Park tulips

Hitachi Seaside Park tulips

Hitachi Seaside Park nanohana flowers
Hitachi Seaside Park is very large and it’s easy to spend an entire day here. Starting from the west entrance, it takes about 10 minutes by foot to reach the hills where the nemophila bloom. Don’t rush and take your time to enjoy the sights on your way.
Hitachi Seaside Park Miharashi Hill

Simply ask the staff for a re-entry ticket if you want to leave the park and return on the same day.

Hitachi Seaside Park reentry ticket

Hitachi Seaside Park entrance

We hope these simple tips will help you organize your trip!

The Nemophila Flowers

Nemophila are in season from mid-April to early May each year. They reach their peak bloom for about one week to ten days.

Of course be sure to check the weather before planning your trip. Check with the official website and see the most up-to-date information on the flowers.

Hitachi Seaside Park Nemophila

How to Get from Tokyo to the Hitachi Seaside Park

From Tokyo you can reach Hitachi Seaside Park by train, bus, or car. We recommend taking a train and then catching a bus.

You can use the official park website to help plan your trip. They compare all kinds of transportation to help you pick the most convenient route from your location.

Bring out Your Camera and Get the Best Shot at the Park

For the nemophila the best time is from mid-April to the beginning of May but there are plenty of other flowers and plants to see all year round. Mid-July to mid-September you’ll find rolling green kochia cypress. In mid-October the kochia cypress stain the park in a stunning red. The tall cosmos flowers also grow in October. Even in December the metasequoia shine with their autumn colors. No matter when you visit Hitachi Seaside Park, the beautiful nature will welcome you.


Hitachi Seaside Park | 国営ひたち海浜公園
Adress: 605-4 Onuma-aza, Mawatari, Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaraki
Hours: 9:30am~5:00pm (closing time may change seasonally)
Holidays: Mondays unless a national holiday in which case the park will close the following Tuesday. Closed Dec. 31, Jan. 1, and from the first Tuesday of Feb. to the Friday of that week.
Entrance fee: Adults (15 years and older) 450 yen; free for children
Access: From JR Katsuta Station (JR Joban Line), take the Ibaraki Kotsu bus bound for Kaihin Koen Minami Guchi (17 min). Get off at Kaihin Koen Nishi Guchi stop.

*This article is based on a coverage from April 2019. 
*Photographs are from May 2017.
*The flower bloom times change depending on the climate. Please check the status on the website.
Hitachi Seaside Park Nemophila

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