Nemophila Season at Hitachi Seaside Park

Japan's most famous "baby blue eyes" flower field

By Lynda Hogan    - 1 min read

One of the most famous flower scenes in all of Japan is the 'sea' of blue flowers at Hitachi Seaside Park every spring. Millions of nemophila, or 'baby blue eyes' bloom on the Miharashi No Oka hill in the park. The flowers bloom from mid April until early May. During the period of the bloom the cafe in the park, "Kinen no Mori Rest House," sells a limited edition Nemophila Latte.

During this period, there are also other seasonal flowers in bloom. For example, in April, in the "Tomago no Mori Flower Garden" you can see tulips. In early May, you can see poppies. The rapeseed in the park is generally in bloom for the whole period of the nemophila season.

Hitachi Seaside park is commutable from Tokyo. It takes about an hour and a half one way. Please note that this event attracts thousands of tourists weekly during the period of the bloom. Hence, it is not uncommon for the trains, bus, roads and the park to be congested, particularly during Golden week, which falls just as the nemophila are in their prime.

Getting there

By public transport: The Hitachi 7 Limited Express train goes from Shinagawa, Tokyo or Ueno stations. Alight at JR Katsuta Station. From Katsuta Station you can get a bus. You can get a bus ticket that includes entrance to the park.

By car: The Hitachi Seaside Park interchange is right in the park. There is parking for 4350 cars. It costs ¥520 per day.

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Find out more about Hitachi Seaside Park.

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Lynda Hogan

Lynda Hogan @lynda.hogan

Lynda has been in Japan for 20 years and blogging about Saitama on her personal blog for 14 of them.  Despite its central location, just North of Tokyo, Saitama is still quite unknown to the international tourist, but frequented by domestic travelers. It is a great place to experience some off-the-international-tourist-trail locations and meet with locals and national tourists. I hope to introduce a taste of what there is to do and see in my articles on Japan Travel and help you with your Saitama travel planning.  Be sure to stop by my website where you will find 600 things to do in Saitama and 400 active events! 

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Elizabeth S a year ago
This park and the flowers are a big hit with the students at my local junior high school. Every spring they go on a bus trip to this park.
Kim a year ago
A springtime icon!
Elena Lisina a year ago
This park is quite famous, but a bit far away. When I get there from Mito by train and bus, I found I have to walk all through the park that was quite a distance to reach those blue fields!