The “State-owned Hitachi Seaside Park” is a state-owned park located in Hitachinaka City, almost the center of Ibaraki Prefecture. The total area of the park site is 350 hectares, which is five times larger than Tokyo Disneyland. 55% of them, about 200 hectares, are used as a park.
Facing the Pacific Ocean, it is a lush green park that takes advantage of the distinctive natural environment such as sand dunes, forests, grasslands, and spring ponds. You can enjoy colorful flowers and plants throughout the four seasons, and especially the spring nemophila and the magnificent view of autumn Kochia are synonymous with this park. Other facilities include an amusement park, inter-forest athletics, a barbecue, and a cycling course.
Before the war there was an airfield / air school of the former Japanese Army where this park is located. After the war, they were seized by the U.S. military and used as military sites, but were returned to Japan in 1973 and were to be maintained as parks. It has been a candidate site for Tokyo Disneyland for a while. It is a relatively new park since 1991, as it was actually opened as a state-owned park.
It is a well-known park not only in Japan but also abroad as it is frequently introduced in overseas media and SNS. It is a place where many foreign tourists visit, despite the fact that access is somewhat inconvenient.
It is difficult to walk on foot within Hitachi Seaside Park, which has a land area several times larger than Tokyo Disneyland. If you go anyway, you will want to take a walk through the various places in the park. There are two ways to travel in the park.
The seaside train is a mini-train that runs through the park. It takes about 40 minutes to go around and there are 10 stops. Getting on and off is free, so it’s fun to stop and take a walk anywhere you like. The fare is “day tour tickets” and can be used for 500 yen per person. There is a wide variety of trains, including animal types. It is perfect for traveling slowly while receiving the sea breeze.
For those who want to move around the park freely, a rental cycle is recommended. With a total length of 11km of cycling course, you can enjoy a very pleasant movement in the park. There are bicycle parking lots at some places on the course, so you can park your bike at your favorite place and stay leisurely. The fee system is 400 yen for up to 3 hours and 50 yen for every 30 minutes of extension.
The one scene of a movie or a drama
There being “the hill commands a fine view” which is best nemophila field in Japan “Hitachi Seaside Park” of Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaraki. It is one of the unparalleled views of Japan to which each media were also introduced as “Superb View of Blue” and “The Hill Connected to the Sky.”
The spectacle of nemophila which continues in endlessly extending is just like the one scene of a movie or a drama. The nemophila field to be wrapped in the blue sky on the hill, and to look at is right a superb view. You cannot help being impressed by dreamlike scenery.
4,500,000 nemophilas fill up all over the hill
As for nemophila of “the hill commands a fine view”, from the end of April to the middle of May is the best time to see. At this time, approximately 4,500,000 nemophilas fill up all over the hill.
Give healing to people’s eyes and the heart to visit
In Hitachi Seaside Park, you can thoroughly enjoy a splendid plant any place other than nemophila according to a season. In summer, a rose, a sunflower, and zinnia. Kokia and cosmos in autumn. Otherwise, variety and very various plants of a seasonal occasionally give healing to people’s eyes and the heart to visit.
As if it wavered in the world of the fantasy
The carpet of kokia which colors red weaves visionary scenery as if it wavered in the world of the fantasy.
And the collaboration that kokia and a colorful cosmos spread through all over the hill is the scenery that can be see only in autumn.
Since Kokia is a therophyte, it will scatter a seed in spring and will wither in winter. It grows up greatly from the end time of summer, and becomes a round pretty green figure.
It is the beginning from the end of September to October that it begins to change color. And the best time to see in an ordinary year seems to be the time of having passed over the middle of October.
Be able to enjoy with families all day
Pleasure inside the garden is not only a flower garden. Much theme area, such as sand hill area facing the sea, prairie area with the athletics, and lignosa area, etc., exists. It is a spot to be able to enjoy with families all day.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Hitachi Seaside Park|
|Address:||Mawatari 605-4 Hitachinaka, Ibaraki 312-0012 Japan|
|Access:||Hitachinaka Seaside Railway-Minato-sen Line “Ajigaura-eki” station (20 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 29-265-9001 (Hitachi Seaside Park Office)|
|Price:||450 yen (Adults (High School Students and over))|
Junior high school students and under are admission-free.
Please refer the official web page.