There are some places in this world we have to visit before we die. Places that are so unbelievably beautiful that we need to see it with our own eyes to believe it. This Japanese National Park in Hitachi is one of those places. Between April 15 to May 10, it becomes a place where the ground meets the sky – the Nemophilia flowers, also known as Baby Blue Eyes, bloom making a fantastic landscape that can’t be compared to anything else on earth.
Hitachi Seaside Park (国営ひたち海浜公園) is also an amusement park. In fact, there are 7 different areas to explore inside the park, all for a reasonable entry cost of 410 yen for adults, 80 yen for kids.
Adults 410 yen (Season Pass 4100 yen)
Children 80 yen
Senior Citizen 210 yen
9:30am to 5:00pm (Summer)
605 Mawatari, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/k3p439eJMEM2
How to get there:
From Tokyo, take the JOBAN LINE from Ueno Station to KATSUTA STATION (勝田駅).
There are express trains leaving twice an hour.
70 Minutes (express) approx. 3820 yen / local train 2110 yen
At KATSUTA STATION to the Park:
1) There is a local bus leaving every 15 minutes for 200 yen
2) A taxi will take 10 minutes and cost about 2000 yen.
3) You can also take Hitachinaka Seaside Railway to Ajigaura Station then walk 20 minutes.
The JR RAIL PASS is valid on all express trains this way.
For reserved seating, make a reservation in advance at the ticket office.
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