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Hitachi Seaside Park 2017/12/3 18:36
Hi.
We are thinking of visiting the park sometime in mid-April, 23 April to be exact.
The site says tulips will be in full bloom.
What about the blue flowers ?
Just wondering if it is worthwhile going all the way there from Tokyo.
We only have that day to visit the park.
Thanks.
by lifesucketh  

Re: Hitachi Seaside Park 2017/12/4 07:31
Since they are flowers, you'd never know, but I was there on April 26 this year and both were in full bloom, so your chances are good.
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Re: Hitachi Seaside Park 2017/12/4 10:49

We visited the park for the Nemophila ( blue flowers ) a few years ago, and thought the timing was good, only to learn upon arrival that the flowers bloomed 2 weeks too early. Be sure to check their opening days; they close Mondays, or Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday.
by shinji (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Hitachi Seaside Park 2017/12/4 11:59
Their site says the nemophila are "late April to early May" - so on average, you have a fair chance. And a good one for the tulips. You also might see the yellow narcissus flowers.
It does not have to take a full day to see the place though. You also might want to stop off at Mito and see the Kairakuen Garden - it is rated as one of Japan's traditional Top 3. Plum blossom season is best but you can still see something good .

There is also Ibaraki Flower Park in Ishioka City if you still want more.

The Hitachi Seaside Park is closed Mondays, except during busier seasons, such as between March 26 – May 31, so Mondays are OK.
by Ken (guest) rate this post as useful

Hitachi Seaside Park 2017/12/4 21:59
Thanks everyone for the information.

Is Kairakuen garden still worth a visit on 23 April since neither the plum nor cherry blossom will take place ?

How many hours would one recommend for the Hitachi Seaside Park ?
I plan to spend the night at Katsuta before heading to the seaside park on the following morning, and then go back to Katsuta to get our bags and proceed to Tokyo.

Is it feasible to include both the seaside park and Kairakuen gardens on the same day and then head to Tokyo thereafter ?

Cheers.
by lifesucketh rate this post as useful

Re: Hitachi Seaside Park 2017/12/5 06:57
When you travel, sunrise will be before 5 AM. The Kairakuen Garden opens at 6 AM (plus it's free!), and the Hitachi Seaside Park closes at 5 PM. You have more than enough time for both, and more.

Is it worth it? See for yourself.
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by Ken (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Hitachi Seaside Park 2017/12/5 13:21

If you are staying the night at Katsuta, you might not want to miss the special early morning visit:

"in the early morning opening hours for a limited time you can enjoy the precious experience which you can not have in the normal opening hours : the view of those flower petals impearled with morning dew"
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Hitachi Seaside Park 2017/12/5 21:24
Thanks all.
The photos of Kairakuen seem to all show cherry / plum blossom season etc.
As I intend to visit on 23 April, are there any good views to be had then ?
Thanks.
by lifesucketh rate this post as useful

Re: Hitachi Seaside Park 2017/12/6 17:11
Clearly, plum blossom season would be the best time to see it. But there are photos there outside that season, and you can easily do a search on youtube and see videos taken outside the season as well.
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