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Kashima Shrine

Kashima Shrine

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Kashima Shrine is where Takemikazuchi-no-Okami, a kami of martial arts, is enshrined.
Founded in 660, it is a historical shrine.

Kairaku-en

Kairaku-en

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Kairaku-en is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, alongside Kanazawa’s Kenroku-en and Okayama’s Koraku-en. It was planned and built in 1842 by Tokugawa Nariaki. Nariaki built Kairaku-en with the desire to create a space for everyone’s enjoyment.

Let’s go to Hitachi Seaside Park to enjoy the sight of a blue flower carpet and a world of tulips! It takes only 90 minutes from Ueno!

There are so many nice resorts in Japan in the spring. Beautiful cherry blossoms in particular come out here and there, and have Japan beautifully and impressively decked out. But Hitachi Seaside Park I recommended to you features not merely cherry blossoms, and it is a wonderland of a varieties of flowers. Among them, the baby blue-eyes (nemophilas) in bloom from late April and to mid-May are especially captivating to me. Four million, five hundred thousand baby blue-eyes form a “blue carpet” merging into the blue sky, when the sky and the earth are difficult to tell apart in this fantastic scenery.