Beautiful “Nemophila Harmony” at Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

Each year in the Land of the Rising Sun thousands come to Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture to view the magical spectacle of the flowering nemophila.

Nemophilas are annual flowers with transparent blue petals that are at their best in mid-May. It’s a combination of the two Greek words nemos (small forest) and phileo (love). During the spring, more than 4.5 million nemophilas bloom all over the park.

This blooming period is called “Nemophilia Harmony”  or in roughly translated in Japanese, “the feeling that Heaven and Earth are intermarried”.

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Each season you will find a different variety of flowers blossoming over the “Miharashi No Oka”, a hill commanding a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.

Aside from nemophilas, the park has about a million daffodils blooming amidst the pine trees and 170 varieties of tulips, among many other flowers. Currently, the park has expanded to 120 hectares and there are plans to expand to 350 hectares.

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Here is an official promo video in all of its Japanese cuteness:

 

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The park is about an hour by train from Tokyo or 2 hours by bus. For more information, visit the official website at Hitachikaihin.jp (in Japanese only)

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