Kochia season in 2023
(Hitachi Seaside Park)


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

The organizers have confirmed that this event is GOING ahead.
We're sure this is happening, but 2023 dates and times are not confirmed.


2023 :  Mid to Late October

*Dates and times have not been confirmed by the organizer.

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



Closed : Every Tuesday (Open everyday for all of October 2023!)

*Please see the park’s official calendar here

*Dates and times have not been confirmed by the organizer.


*Prices are from 2023 season.

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 –

Hill with nemophila at Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka

Hitachinaka City

Hitachinaka City is a seaside city in Ibaraki prefecture famous for Nemophila flowers and Kochia at the Hitachi Seaside Park as well as their fish market and delicious seafood.

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Access (How to get to Hitachi Seaside Park)

From Tokyo


Miharashi no Oka Hill at the Hitachi Seaside Park
(Address: 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

By Train

From Katsuta Station (JR Joban Line)

1) There is usually a special shuttle (bus) services during 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)

By Car

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)

By Bus

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

Ride 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)

Places to STAY near Hitachi Seaside Park

Hotels (Western style)

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


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

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)

Contact Details (Hitachi Seaside Park)

For information about the Nemophila season (Nemophila Harmony), please contact the Hitachi Seaside Park Office directly.

Tel: +81 029-265-9001


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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