Kochia Season
(Hitachi Seaside Park)


The most popular destination in Japan to enjoy fiery red Kochia.

Last updated by Angus M
on July 4, 2024
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: Mid to Late October
*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.

*Information last checked on 2024-06-16



Closed: Every Tuesday (Open every day for all of October)

*Please see the park’s official calendar here

*Click here for the Spring Nemophila flower season (Peak: Mid to End of April).

*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.

*Information last checked on 2024-06-16


700 yen during flower season (Age 15 or above)

460 yen during flower season (Seniors, 65 and over)

Free (Age 14 or under)

*Prices are 2024 season


*Information last checked on 2024-06-16

How to enjoy the Kochia season at Hitachi Seaside Park

Take many beautiful photos

Enjoy a fun family day out

Have a fun girl's day out

Fun for children

Enjoy with a group of friends

Good for Solo travelers

Walk around the park

Enjoy 3-4 hours

❤️💐Hitachi Seaside Park's Kochia Flower Season❣️

Head to the Hitachi Seaside Park this October for an unforgettable adventure. The Kochia flower season is the perfect destination for couples, a fun girl’s day out, or an enjoyable day for families with kids who want to run around!

In October, as the temperatures drop, the 🌳 Kochia plant, also known as the 🔥 “Burning Bush,” transforms into a fiery red and orange carpet, creating an 📸 Instagram-worthy vibrant red landscape. The bright red Kochia plants will undoubtedly create a beautiful backdrop for your photos. 🖼

What to do near Hitachi Seaside Park?

– A few local recommendations –

Places to EAT in Hitachinaka City
Places to STAY in Hitachinaka City

Hotels (Western Style)

There are several business style western hotels in Hitachinaka and Oarai.

Ryokans (Japanese Style)

There are a few Ryokans with onsen and rooms looking out to the sea in Hitachinaka and Oarai.

Guesthouses & Airbnbs

There are a few holiday houses and rooms available to rent on major rental websites.

Hotel Crystal Palace

Lobby of Hotel Crystal Palace in Hitachinaka city
A western-style affordable hotel conveniently close to Hitachi Seaside Park, Oarai, and Ajigaura, which are famous sightseeing spots near Tokyo. Also easily accessible from Mito. (The nearest station is Katsuta)

Access (How to get to Kochia Season)

How to get there

Public Transport

75 min from Tokyo by train

2hrs from Tokyo by Expressway Bus


2 hrs drive from Tokyo by car

Location & Address


Miharashi no Oka Hill at the Hitachi Seaside Park

605-4 Onuma-aza, Mawatari, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture, 312-0012

〒312-0012 茨城県ひたちなか市大字馬渡 字大沼605-4

Access from Tokyo

By Public Transport

From Katsuta Station (JR Joban Line)​

1) There is usually a special shuttle (bus) service during the Nemophila season.

2) You can also take a bus from bus stop No. 2 and get off at “West Gate” or “South Gate.”

3) Or take a taxi to Hitachi Seaside Park West Gate. (Approximately 15 minutes)


From Tokyo Station (Yaesu Minami Exit / Yaesu South Exit)​

Take the Ibaraki Kotsu expressway bus bound for ‘Katsuta/Tokai(勝田/東海)’ and get off at Kaihinkoen Nishiguchi(海浜公園西口) (Approx. 2 hours)


We recommend using a travel app like Google Maps or Japan Transit Planner to find train times.

By Car

Via Hitachi Seaside Park IC on the toll road at the end of the Kita-Kanto Expressway 

Exit at the Hitachinaka toll road at Hitachi Seaside Park IC and drive for 2 min.

(To avoid congestion during Nemophila season, please see these English instructions for driving to the park in busy seasons)

We recommend using a travel app like Google Maps or Japan Transit Planner to find train times.

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

For information about this event, please contact the Hitachi Seaside Park Office directly.
Tel: +81 (0)29-265-9001

English Website (Official)  (External Link – English)

Japanese Website (Official)  (External Link – Japanese)

French Website (Official )  (External Link – French)

Spanish Website (Official)  (External Link – Spanish)

German Website (Official)  (External Link – German)

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