October 21, 2022
The Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture, about two hours north of Tokyo, is a popular leisure spot for enjoying seasonal flowers and greenery all year round. Covering over 215 hectares, the park is filled with natural delight year-round, but in October the Kochia Carnival gives the park a unique look. Kochia is a plant that changes color with the seasons, and visitors in autumn can enjoy the gradation of color from bright red to gold. At this time in October, the bright red kochia that fills Miharashi Hill in the park is a sight to behold.