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Kochia at Hitachi Seaside Park

Earlier this week I took a trip with my oldest daughter to the Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture. If you’ve followed my work, you may remember some photos from there during a past spring, when the fields there are covered in blue nemophilia flowers. It’s a truly magical sight! In the autumn, they cover these same fields with kochia – the small red bushes you see in the photo below. They start off green,...
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A Day at Hitachi Seaside Park

One of the things I love most about Japan is the number of places that seem like they could have come straight out of a fantasy land in a book. One such place is the Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture. Certainly, Ibaraki isn’t the most popular of prefectures in Japan, but perhaps some of the best hidden travel gems are in places just like that. Of course, as you can see in some of...