Hitachi seaside park

Ashikaga Flower Park and Hitachi Seaside Park in 12 hours. Two spectacular parks 1-day sample trip plan

Ashikaga flower park
Ashikaga flower park is very famous as four tall wisteria trees.

I will show you how to visit two popular flower parks in 12 hours from Tokyo.

☑2 hours in Ashikaga Flower Park
☑2 hours in Hitachi Seaside Park

This is such a busy trip. But if you want to visit both but you have only one day, this trip plan will fit in your trip plan.

All train trips are covered by JR Pass, JR East Pass Tohoku, JR East Pass Nagano Niigata, Tokyo Wide Pass and JR-East South Hokkaido Rail Pass. You have to add bus fares for visiting Hitachi Seaside Park only.

Overview

You will visit Ashikaga Flower Park at first because it opens earlier than Hitachi Seaside Park.

Route map (C) CraftMAP
Most of the Tohoku Shinkansen trains are operated by this type of train.

Itinerary

TimePlace and transporation
07:44Tokyo station
(The Tohoku Shinkansen Yamabiko 205)
08:27 / 08:45Oyama station
(Ryomo line local train)
09:25Ashikaga Flower Park station
(2 hours sightseeing in the park)
11:49Ashikaga Flower Park station
(Ryomo line local train)
12:23 / 13:03Oyama station
(Mito line local train)
14:08 / 14:11Tomobe station
(Joban line local train)
14:30 / 14:40Katsuta station
(Ibaraki Kotsu Bus)
15:00Hitachi Seaside Park West Entrance
(2 hours sightseeing in the park)
17:16Hitachi Seaside Park West Entrance
(Ibaraki Kotsu Bus)
17:35 / 17:47Katsuta station
(The limited express Tokiwa 84)
19:17Tokyo station

Highlight

Ashikaga Flower Park

There are lots of wisteria in Ashikaga flower park.

This park is one of the best places to see westerias. Especially 80m long wisteria tunnel is amazing. The season to see this is mid April to mid May.

Ashikaga flower park

This park holds a light up event from late October. It is not a season to see flowers. But you can enjoy watching beautiful lights. If you want to watch this light up event, you have to visit Hitachi Seaside Park at first.

Ashikaga Flower Park official site

Hitachi Seaside Park

Kochia Hitachi seaside park
Kochia season is like early fall foliage.

You can enjoy many kinds of flowers in the huge park. Especially nemophila (mid April to early May) and kochia (mid October) seasons are amazing.

nemophila hitachi
You may have seen the photo of nemophila flowers. This is most popluar season in Hitachi Seaside Park.

Hitachi Seaside Park official site

Travel cost

All train trips are covered by JR Pass, JR East Pass Tohoku, JR East Pass Nagano Niigata, JR-East South Hokkaido Rail Pass and Tokyo Wide Pass.

TripCost
The Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo to OyamaCovered
Ryomo line local train from Oyama to Ashikaga Flower ParkCovered
Ashikaga Flower Park admission fee
( It is varide by a season.)
300 to 1,800 yen
Ryomo line local train from Ashikaga Flower Park to OyamaCovered
Mito line local train from Oyama to TomobeCovered
Joban line local train from Tomobe to KatsutaCovered
Ibaraki Kotsu Bus from Katsuta to Seaside Park West Entrance100 yen
Hitachi Seaside Park admission fee
( It is varide by a season.)
450 to 700 yen
Ibaraki Kotsu Bus from Seaside Park West Entrance to Katsuta100 yen
The limited express Tokiwa from Katsuta to TokyoCovered
Total cost950 to 2,700 yen
Meals are not included.

Summary

It is busy but you can make it in 12 hours. It is easily to put this in your trip plan if you have one free day.

You may download this itinerary in Excel file (.xlsx file) and customize it. Please download it at the link below:

I hope this sample gives you an idea to build your trip plan.

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