Hello!! I went to D23 last week. It’s a fan event for Disney fans and I really really loved it. Too bad, I’m not going to write about it. However, you can take a glimpse about D23 on my instagram. You know, spring is just around the corner, so I’m going to write more about things and flowers you can see and enjoy in spring. This time post is about Nemophila Hitachi Seaside Park. You probably remember that I wrote about Hitachi Seaside Park once when it was the Kokia season. In spring, it’s not Kokia, but the Nemophila flowers will paint the entire hill in baby-bluish color.
Hitachi Seaside Park
For a reminder, I’ll write the access to Hitachi Park once again. You can go there by train and stop at Katsuta Station or Ajigaura station, and from the station you’ll need to take a bus or taxi. Ajigaura station is the nearest station if you want to go by foot, but it will takes around 20 minutes ish. The train fare might be expensive from Tokyo, especially if you take the express train ( I think it’ll cost 5000yen ish one way). For more info check it here.
Once you arrive, you’ll need to pay around 410¥ and the park is open from 9:30AM to 17:00. If you go there for the nemophila, the best viewing season is between late April to mid-May.
I want to warn you that early May is normally the golden week holiday in Japan. Thus, the park and the traffic will be very crowded. It took me almost 5 hours driving from Tokyo to Ibaraki because of the traffic, and it’s even harder to find a parking spot in the park. If you come during these period, just take the public transport. Might be a bit more expensive, but it’s so convenient.
(Can you see all the people there?)
The park is really big, not only flowers, they also have a mini amusement park. For your convenience, probably you can rent a bike. You can read more about other activities on Hitachi on my other blog post. The nemophila can be seen at Miharashi no Oka. Again, I’ll tell you, please just avoid the golden week if you don’t want your photos to look like this:
ARGHHH!!! I tried so much to hide the people, but they’re just so many!!! :(( And yes, angle matters.
(See, I successfully hide all the people. My tips: try to take the photos from lower angle and you can hide them hahaha)
Don’t worry, they also sell foods and drink inside. I think you need to get the seasonal ice-cream inside the park. They have a lot of flavours (I think including the lavender and cherry blossom one).
(Don’t you dare stealing my ice cream hahaha)
And beside neophila, actually April and May are also the season for Narcissus and Tulip. You can find them at Tamago no Mori flower garden (this garden is very near to the main entrance, if you go from main entrance, this one is located on your right side, but you can always check on the map).
I could not really take a lot of pictures because it was crowded and actually I left from Yokohama around 9:00AM in the morning, but we reached the park at 3PM because of the traffic. The park close around 5PM and so, I could not explore the park 🙁
Nemophila can only be seen on Spring between April-May. If you are here in Japan during these months, I suggest you to go for Nemophila (because it might be too late to see Sakura in Tokyo area). This baby-blue flowers are also pretty and it’s a rare sight.
PS: Don’t go there on golden week, ever. This year Golden week is around April 30th to May 6th. Just avoid that date 🙂