There are quite a few botanical wonders to look forward to every year. The cherry blossoms, Death Valley’s fields of wildflowers, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Washington state, and the jaw-droppingly nemophila bloom at Hitachi Seaside Park.
The flowers are lovingly called “baby blue eyes”, and though they may are tiny, they’re incredibly beautiful when in full bloom. They can be found all over Japan, but it’s when they’re covering Miharashi Hill at the end of every spring that they attract thousands of visitors.
How to get there? Well, just hop on a flight to Tokyo, then it’s just a short train and bus ride away! I know that seems out of reach for a lot of people, but it’s really one of those natural wonders that’s absolutely worth a little adventure.
Here’s what the park looks like in September:
(Photos courtesy Hitachi Seaside Park.)
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