Hitachi Seaside Park – Ibaraki | Travel Information

Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture

The Hitachi Seaside Park is a private park located along the coast of Ibaraki Prefecture near the city of Mito. The 350Ha Grounds offer hours of amusement, from a small amusement park, to several biking and walking trails. Because of the parks size, you can rent bicycles to navigate throughout the park with ease for 400JPY for 3 hours, which should be enough time for you to enjoy the 10+km worth of cycling trails. 

The Hitachi Seaside Park was once a US Military airport and testing range for weapons and explosives, but due to some complications regarding the explosives and accidents caused by them, the locals sought action for the military base to be decommissioned in the early 1970’s, and later turned into the Hitachi Seaside Park that many millions know and love.

The park has many great features that can keep you and the kids entertained for hours, from playground areas, a 36 hole miniature golf course, a small wadding pool to cool off in summer, and a Ferris wheel among many more things. Across the park, there are a number of restaurants and cafes as well that should just about please anyone tastes.

The parks expansive grounds create a unique park experience that sees thousands of people visiting per day – particularly in late spring, when the park’s iconic; the Blue Nemophila, begins to bloom, which can best be observed from the Hill of Miharashi found near the center of the park. Autumn does also offer a wide array of vibrant colours that are certainly worth the while to visit the Hitachi Seaside Park. While the main attraction to the park is the Blue Nemophilas, there are still year round flowers that can be found across the park, meaning you have something to enjoy, whenever you visit.

Hitachi Seaside Park

Hours and Admission

Accessing Hitachi Seaside Park

From JR Mito Station, you can take the train to Katsuta Station on the Tokiwa 71 Limted Express Katsuta. From there, you can take the local bus from Katsuta Station to Hitachi Seaside Park roughly every 25 minutes during the hours the park is open. The Journey should cost roughly 700JPY one way, and will be about 30-45 minutes from JR Mito Station.

Getting around the park of this size can be difficult, which is why you can buy an all day park train pass which will allow you access for unlimited rides on the parks transportation for an additional 550JPY. 

Where To Stay

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Mito

Classy, modern rooms with great facilities and staff, certainly one of the best hotel options in Mito

Mito Riverside Hotel

Mito Riverside Hotel is an affordable place for for those wanting to explore Mito. Conveniently located near Mito Station

APA Hotel Mito-Eki Kita

APA is a nationally recognized Chain hotel with stylish rooms, quality service, and a very fair price. Worth checking out.

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Mito

Classy, modern rooms with great facilities and staff, certainly one of the best hotel options in Mito

Mito Riverside Hotel

Mito Riverside Hotel is an affordable place for for those wanting to explore Mito. Conveniently located near Mito Station

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