Autumn watching Kochia grass hills in Japan

The land of the rising sun Japan each season has its own attractive beauty for visitors.

Feb 3, 2023 - 08:11
May 17, 2024 - 12:08
Autumn watching Kochia grass hills in Japan

If you come here at the beginning of November like now, you will have the opportunity to capture the whole field of Kochia grass that is red all year round, with only one season each month!

For those who do not know, Kochia is a species of grass in the Marjoram family, whose Japanese name is Hokiguse. It comes in many varieties, often dried to make brooms or the fruit can be processed into the food "Donburi", referred to as "caviar in the field".

In Japan, the most famous place to see Kochia grassland is Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture. Spanning an area of about 1.9 hectares, Kochia grass here is just an ornamental plant with about 32,000 plants.

The most special feature of this plant is that it can change color depending on the time of year. In the summer (from mid-July to the end of September), the leaves of Kochia trees are bright green. When autumn - winter (early October onwards), the whole field of Kochia is dyed brilliantly red and pink.

Growing in round spherical bushes with colorful colors, here you will admire the Kochia grass that looks like hundreds of feathers fluttering in the wind, brilliant in the cool autumn weather. Especially, the park arrange wide aisles between flower beds for visitors to walk and take pictures. There are also trails for people to cycle from flower hill to flower hill.

Besides Kochia, coming to this park at other times of the year, you also have the opportunity to see the beauty of many other beautiful flowers, such as Nemophila (blue eyes) and Cosmos (butterfly flowers). Remember to save the name Hitachi Seaside for your upcoming trip to Japan!

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