I had 2 more trips planned outside of Tokyo: Hakone to see Mount Fuji and the Seaside Park in Hitachinaka. Since the weather forecast couldn’t guarantee us the sight of Mount Fuji (cloudiness), we were only left with Hitachinaka.
The Hitachi Seaside Park features blooming flowers on an area of 350 hectares and I was right on time for the bluebells on the Miharashi hill.
If you’re looking for adventure then don’t go to the Hitachi Seaside Park. The park is a perfect get away if you’re looking to escape the crowds and the skyscrapers in Tokyo. It’s a place where you find peace riding your bike while discovering all the different flora.With that said, it might not be your thing either if you have hay fever…
The Pacific Ocean could also be seen from the park and since it was too cold to set our feet in the sea, we didn’t bother going all the way to the beach.
Hitachi Seaside Park also features a small amusement park with rides and attractions. Most of the rides and activities are for kids but what’s more interesting to me as an adult are the cheap but superb snacks at the rest areas. I had Japanese ramen for lunch and the rest of the afternoon, we just laid down on the grass next to the BBQ area available for picnics.
We were already on our way back to the overcrowded Tokyo in the late afternoon which you’ll read about in my next post: Japan 2016 Part VI: Tokyo