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May 11, 2016

We’ve heard of cherry blossom season in Japan, but there’s another set of flowers blooming in Hitachi Seaside Park that are equally as stunning. The annual bloom of 4.5 million Nemophilas (baby blue eyes) are taking place now in the stunning park causing photographers and interested spectators to flock there.

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Covering an area of 19 hectares, the park features a variety of blooms throughout the year. The baby blue eyes peak in late April/early May, while a million daffodils, 170 varieties of tulips, and many other flowers pop up at different times. Colors ranging from yellow and blue to green and orange cover the sprawling landscape each season.

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If flowers aren’t your thing, the park also includes cycling trails and a small amusement park with a Ferris wheel. It also hosts the biggest rock festival in Japan in August. 

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