15 Breathtaking Photos Of The Flower Fields In Japan’s Hitachi Seaside Park

Japan is famous for its gorgeous flowers, from Mr. Kuroki’s pink shibazakura fields to the blossoms of Takizakura, a 1,000-year-old cherry tree.

Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, is another popular destination for tourists, and it’s easy to see why! Every spring, more than 5 million nemophila flowers bloom there, creating a breathtaking sea of azure hills. While the park is closed this year because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, its majesty is well-documented.

Prepare to be amazed as you gaze upon these 15 stunning shots!

1. Nemophila flowers are also called “baby blue eyes” for obvious reasons.

 

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2. The nemophila in the park cover about 8.6 acres.

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3. While the park has blue nemophila, the flower comes in a variety of colors, including purple and white.

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4. Blue as far as the eye can see!

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5. Fun fact: nemophila are native to the U.S. — not Japan!

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6. In the fall, the blue fields transform into a flaming red as Kochia bushes change their color.

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7. Tourists flock to the park to behold the blue flowers. Who could blame them?

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8. This is a little slice of heaven.

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9. Humans aren’t the only ones who appreciate these flowers. Meet Hachi, whose photographer mom, Masayo Ishizuki, took him for a visit!

 

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10. Could these flowers be any prettier?

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11. They even enhance other flowers’ beauty!

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12. If you’re a fan of forget-me-nots, you’ll notice the similarity between the blossoms.

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13. The nemophila have already bloomed, so visitors won’t get to enjoy them in person until next year.

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14. That said, these pictures make it clear that they’re worth waiting for.

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15. The mere sight of them makes for one magical experience.

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What a treat! These beauties are such a powerful reminder that life goes on, even when we’re stuck at home.

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