11/18/2013 07:21 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Hitachinaka's Hitachi Seaside Park Is The Springtime Paradise You're Dreaming Of

Welcome to flower paradise.

Less than two hours from Tokyo, the Hitachi Seaside Park is a palette of colors, changing from one season to another, making it an all-year-round paradise.

In the spring, these baby-blue flowers, called nemophilas, bloom all over the park. It's as if you’re standing in the middle of powdery blue goodness.

hitachi seaside park

hitachi seaside park


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Clusters of green cotton-ball-like shrubs also blanket across the park.

Burningbush / Kochia scoparia / 箒木(ホウキギ)
Flickr/TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋)

As summer changes to fall, these green “cotton balls” turn a beautiful dark crimson color. Did we hear apple-flavored cotton candy?

Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

Kochia - Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

Oh we didn't mention the river of flowers, did we?

Flickr/Shingo Yoshida