I was lucky enough to grow up Portland, a city with its own, authentic Japanese garden. Japan has always been known for its incredible gardens, so it’s been great to be so close Portland Japanese Gardens with its rock gardens, koi fish swimming around in ponds, and beautiful Japanese maple trees.
But not every Japanese garden is super traditional and old-school. Case in point, Hitachi Seaside Park.
Hitachi Seaside Park, or 国営ひたち海浜公園 in Japanese, is a government park in the city of Hitachinaka in Ibaraki prefecture.
The park features bright tulips, stunningly blue nemophila, carefully cultivated shrubs. The seemingly endless skies and brilliant colors gives Hitachi Seaside Park an unreal look; some people say that the wispy orange and pink shrubs look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, others say that the picturesque flowers seem like they were painted, not planted.
The pictures of this incredible park say more than I can. Check it out:
Header image by shin–k