Come, See, and Touch at the Kochia Carnival!

Date: September 15th – October 21st, 2012
Location: Hitachi Seaside Park (Hitachinaka City)
Admission: Adults 400 yen, Children (15 and younger) 80 yen
Free admission October 7th and 21st!

From September 15th until October 21st, Hitachi Seaside Park is holding the "Kochia Carnival," where visitors can see over 36,000 kochia bushes, as well as over 4 million cosmos flowers!! Inside the park on "Miharashi Hill", you can see the kochia changing to fall colors, as well as a wide field of cosmos flowers. It's a view of fall you can only see here at Hitachi Seaside Park! Around mid-October, the pure-red kochia and cosmos flowers create a stunning view that you can't miss.

Also, during this period of time, there are plenty events with greenery, flowers, and art as their themes inside the park. There will also be vendors that sell local Ibaraki produce and products, as well as fall sweets that are sure to make the perfect souvenir for anyone!

<Events Inside the Park>
Happiness to Japan! March of the Kochia*
You can turn the kochia into a marching band by dressing each one up! Through collaboration with an event at Hibiya Park in Tokyo, we will also gather grape hyacinths and sunflower seeds to send to those affected by the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake.
Dates: September 15th – October 21st 10:00-16:30
Location: Near the Terrace House

Kochia Quiz Rally*
While walking around Miharashi Hill, you can answer quiz questions. Those who correctly complete the entire quiz will be able to choose a wonderful present!
Dates: September 15th – October 21st 9:30-17:00
Location: Near Miharashi Hill

Aquarium in the Park!
Aquaworld will be bringing colorful tropical fish to the park.
Dates: September 15th – October 21st 9:30-17:00
Location: Terrace House

Photo Partner-Photo Gallery "Fall"*
Pictures that the volunteer group "Photo Partner" has taken throughout the park will be on display for all to see.
Dates: September 15th – October 21st 9:30-17:00
Location: Terrace House

Ibaraki Tasty Foods Place!
Come taste the delicious foods of fall, from the bounties of the earth to the happiness of the sea! Some famous dishes you will be able to enjoy include roasted ham and shirasu rice.
Selling dates: September 15th – October 21st
Selling location: Miharashi Square, Miharashi Village

* = no participation fee!