Sea of blue flowers all over the mountains... Have you ever seen it on SNS? Actually, it is not a movie, nor CG, but the sea of flowers really exists in Ibaraki prefecture in Japan! In Hitachi Seaside Park, only from late April to mid-May every year you can see the sea of nemophila which is quite precious. Now let me introduce to you in detail!
Do you know this lovely flower?
Of course there will be some people who don't know it very well. The gorgeous blossoming flower in the picture is a kind of flower called ""nemophila"". Native to North America, it is usually found in forests. The blooming variety here is ""Insignis Blue"". The blue flowers, as pure and blue as the spring sky, are in full bloom once every year.
In Hitachi Seaside Park, about 4.5 million nemophila dresses the surrounding slopes in blue every year for around 1 month from late April to mid-May.
The area of flower field here is 3.5 hectares. In this area which is about 70 percent the size of the Tokyo Dome, the little nemophila are in full blossom all at once.
※ Nemophila is about 3 cm in size, small and cute!
Hitachi Seaside Park is a national park located on the Pacific coast, about only two hours from Tokyo. It is quite large up to around 200 hectares, which is about the size of a small town.
After viewing nemophila, you can go to the cafe in park to try some food and drink related to nemophila!
Nemophila Blue Tea 500 yen
Nemophila Blue Latte 550 yen
In addition, there are many presents related to nemophila in the shop! The nemophila seeds bought here can be simply raised with water, so you can enjoy what you have seen in Hitachi Seaside Park at home.
Nemophila Flower Pack 650 yen
Nemophila Curry sweet 550 yen
In Japan, there is long back-to-back holiday with weekends and festivals in a row which is known as GW (Golden Week). In 2019 this will be 10 days during April to May. Because of the holiday, tourist attractions in Japan and Hitachi Seaside Park are expected to be crowded.
2019 (Year) ◯ (Month) ◯ (Day) ◯ (Time) Now
■ Parking lot situation
· West parking lot
· South parking lot
· Seaside entrance parking lot
· No. 1 temporary parking lot
◯：Empty △：Crowded ×：Full
In addition, the parking lot crowding situation will be updated hourly on its official Twitter. If you drive, click here to check it!
It is just the right viewing time this year, nemophila is in full blossom in Hitachi Seaside Park with unprecedented scale. If missing this period, you will have to wait until a year later! How about taking this opportunity coming to the world of nemophila?
Last Updated: 7 May 2019 ←New!
(photography by yuuuri_photo on instagram)
Hitachi Seaside Park
605-4 Onuma-aza, Mawatari,
Hitachinaka, Ibaraki 312-0012, Japan.
(Depending on the season)
Please refer to HP for the rest day
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