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Cool Places Near Tokyo

Hitachi Seaside Park

Discovered by: Angus Miyaji

A must-see for anyone looking for beautiful photo opportunities!

Best Season

All Seasons
End of April (for Nemophila), Early to mid October (for Kich

Activity

Flower viewing, Walking, Taking photos
A breathtaking view of gorgeous seasonal flowers

Why should you visit?

Hitachi Seaside Park is a beautiful park located in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture, which is just a short train ride away from Tokyo.

It is one of Japan's most famous parks with its stunning flower gardens, which bloom in different colors and varieties throughout the year. Most famous are the Nemophila flowers that bloom in Spring and red Kochia bloom in autumn.

In addition to the flowers, Hitachi Seaside Park has a number of other attractions including a large playground, an amusement park, and plenty of walking trails that offer great views of the Pacific Ocean.

If you're looking for a fun day trip from Tokyo, Hitachi Seaside Park is definitely worth checking out!

Basic info

Hours

9:30〜16:30 Open until 18:00d during the summer.

Fees

450-700 yen

Tip for visitors

The best time to visit Hitachi Seaside Park depends on what you're looking for. The park is beautiful all year round, but the flowers are definitely at their peak in the spring and autumn. So if you're looking to see the gardens at their best, then spring and autumn would be the best times to visit Hitachi Seaside Park.

Highlights of the Park

Nemophila : End of April

Kichia: Mid October

How to get there

Hitachi Seaside Park is a beautiful park located in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture. It is a short train ride away from Tokyo, and there are a number of ways to get there.

Train: Take the JR Jyoban line to Katsuta Station (90min from Tokyo Sta.), Take the bus from Katsuta station to the park (15min).

Bus: 2 hours from Tokyo station (from Yaesu South exit) *Direct to the Park!

 

By Car

Tokyo
Joban Expressway to Tomobe JCT
2 hours
Tomobe JCT
Kitakanto Expressway to Hitachi Kaihinkoen (or Hitachinakaminato IC)
1 hour

* I highly recommend driving past Hitachi Kaihinkoen IC and got all the way to where the road meets the ocean and use the parking near the back entrance of the park especially on holidays and weekends as the front entrances can be very crowded.

By Train (Bus)

Tokyo Station
Take the direct highway bus from Yaesu south exit
2 hours

By Train (JR)

Tokyo/Ueno Stations
JR Joban line to Katsuta
80min
Katsuta Station Bus Stop
Tobu bus to Hitachi Seaside Park 15min

Other cool places

After a day of exploring the park, be sure to swing by Clover, a delicious steak restaurant just 20 minutes away. With its stunning scenery and affordable price tag, Ichikai Towns Shibazakura Park is the perfect place to enjoy Japan’s springtime beauty!

Fukuroda falls in Daigo town

What is Nearby Tokyo?
It's 'undiscovered Japan' on Tokyo's doorstep.”

Angus Miyaji

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