Hitachi Seaside Park is located 120 km north-east of Tokyo. The 200-hectare park faces the Pacific Ocean and is flush with a variety of flowers of various colors that are in bloom all throughout the year. Among them are 4.5 million nemophilas (baby blue eyes) on hills that occupy some 3.5 hectares of the park’s total area. The flowers are very popular amongst international tourists who visit Japan.
More than 9 million residents live in the capital city of Tokyo. Tokyo has various kinds of tourist attractions. The latest cultural trends can be found in Shibuya or Harajuku, Shinjuku and Ginza are known for shopping, and Tokyo is full of traditional sites including Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple and Meiji Jingu Shrine.
Kitakata City is located 220 km north from Tokyo. The town is famous with traditional kura (storehouses) constructed centuries ago as the storages for sake, miso soy source or lacquer ware. Some of which are currently operated as sake breweries, shops or museums. There are over 100 ramen noodle restaurants known as Kitakata Ramen.