Kochia Hill Sightseeing Day Tour from Tokyo

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Enjoy endless seafood and see the fluffy flowers at Hitachi Seaside Park!

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  • 1 Day(s) Duration
  • English / Chinese / Japanese
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  • Minimum 15 Travelers
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Go on a trip from Tokyo to Ibaraki Prefecture to enjoy endless seafood and flowers with an English, Chinese, or Japanese speaking guide!
  • More than 32,000 kochia plants can be seen for the 'Kochia Carnival' held every year from late September to mid-October
  • See numerous varieties of beautiful, seasonal flowers blossoming over Miharashi Hill
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch with grilled meat, sushi,and dessert for 60 minutes at Stamina Darou Restaurant, located in Mito
  • Get a taste of autumn with pear and chestnut picking experiences, so you can try Ibaraki's famous sweet pears
  • Visit the famous spicy cod roe making factory "Kanefuku" and taste some of the products
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  • 16 Oct 2018
    The guide is helpful Kochia is awesome Enough time for each place

US$ 112.05 115.75

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  • 1 Day Tour

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Bus fare
    • Lunch (mega size all you can eat fresh sushi)
    • Entry to Kanefuku Spicy Cod Roe Park
    • Admission fee to Hitachi Seaside Park
    • Pears and chestnut picking fee
    • Japanese-speaking guide
    • English/Chinese video translation service

    US$ 112.05

    115.75

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Bus fare
    • Lunch (mega size all you can eat fresh sushi)
    • Entry to Kanefuku Spicy Cod Roe Park
    • Admission fee to Hitachi Seaside Park
    • Pears and chestnut picking fee
    • Japanese-speaking guide
    • English/Chinese video translation service
What To Expect

Kochia plants are an unusual but delightfully fluffy looking bloom that can be found en masse just a couple of hours away from Tokyo in Ibaraki Prefecture - most spectacular in Autumn. This day tour takes you out of the city and to a kochia sightseeing tour that begins at the Kanefuku Spicy Cod Roe Park. While it’s called a “park”, it’s actually a small museum that tells you all about the processing of this favorite Japanese delicacy. After seeing the process of how the cod roe is produced (and a trip to the gift shop), you’ll even get to taste some products! Your next stop will be to head to the Yamasa Seafood Restaurant for lunch. The area is well known for its great cuisine and you’ll get to gorge on the best of it with your lunch of juicy grilled meats, sushi, and a fine selection of desserts in an all-you-can-eat buffet, before you head out to go shopping. Then you’ll head to the National Hitachi Seaside Park, which is located by the coast. This large, public park is famous for its wealth of beautiful blooms flowing across 'Kochia Hill' and Miharashi Hill inside the park, an ocean of beautiful red, white and pink cosmos blooms. Kochia plants here are so numerous that it looks like a wave of fluffy, soft red plants swarming the ground, and it makes for a romantic, breathtaking view as you enjoy walking around the park. After viewing these beautiful blossoms, you’ll get the chance to go pear and chestnut picking, so you can enjoy fresh fruit and nuts to eat or bring home. Ibaraki prefecture’s sweet pears are famous all over Japan, and you’ll even get two sweet apples as gifts to go with them!

kochia sightseeing day tour
See beautiful masses of kochia plants in a seaside park!
kochia sightseeing day tour
Enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat lunch grilled meat and more!
kochia sightseeing day tour
Don't miss a taste of the famous Ibaraki sweet pears
kochia sightseeing day tour
Pick your own chestnuts to bring home for roasting
kochia sightseeing day tour
See how cod roe is made and processed at Kanefuku Spicy Cod Roe Park
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Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 7:40am Shinjuku Station West Exit Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower Front
  • 9:30am pear and chestnut picking (around 40 minutes)
  • 11:00am Mito (buffet lunch with sushi, grilled meat and dessert for 60 minutes)
  • 12:40am National Hitachi Seaside Park to view the cute and fluffy kochia and other varieties of seasonal flowers (around 120 minutes)
  • 3:10am Kanefuku Spicy Cod Roe Park to visit the factory and taste some products (around 40 minutes)
  • 6:00pm arrival back at Shinjuku Station, end of the tour
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Children ticket: Age 3-11
  • Free for children aged 0-2 who will not require seats or meals. In case you would like a seat and a meal for your child, please book them a ticket
  • The minimum number of participants is 15. Klook will confirm your booking first within 1 business day. However, if the minimum number of participants (15) is not met 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled. A notice will be sent by e-mail and the tour fee will be fully refunded
  • The accompanying tour staff will use Japanese for the tour commentary. Video translation service in English and Chinese will be available as language support
  • In case of traffic congestion or any other reasons beyond the operator's control, please be advised that there may be changes to the tour schedule or less time in each of the sightseeing spots
  • Pear picking: The activity will depend on the ripeness and growing conditions of the plants. There is a chance that you will be provided with fruits picked in advance that will be shared for tasting, or given as gift
  • The menu for lunch may be subject to change based on the stocks of the restaurant
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  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity

Meet Up Information:

  • Time: 7:40pm
  • Location: Shinjuku Station West Exit Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower Front
  • How to get there: From JR Shinjuku Station, walk 3 minites

Shinjuku Station West Exit Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower Front

Map to Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower

Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 11 days prior to the activity
  • 80% refunds will be issued for cancelations made 8-10 days prior to the activity
  • 70% refunds refunds will be issued for cancelations made 2-7 days prior to the activity
  • 60% refunds will be issued for cancelations made one day prior to the activity
  • No refunds will be issued for cancelations made during the day of the activity
  • Itinerary change due to traffic conditions can not be the reasons of cancelation. No refund will be issued in this case
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Reviews (18) 4.1
  • Wai Man 16 Oct 2018
    The guide is helpful Kochia is awesome Enough time for each place
  • jasmine 13 Oct 2018
    Nice tour with good guide. Love it. Pretty scenery.
  • PAUL VINCENT 11 Oct 2018
    1. Tour Guide: English Speaking, accommodating, willing to help 2. Chestnuts / Peach picking: OK, but not much 3. Buffet: 2 thumbs up 4. Kochia: Very Nice if you are a nature lover. Lots of good shots you can take picture of. You only got 2 hours so don't take so long in Kochia hill, there are still other gardens to go to in that park (its very big so, you can go to other area). You can ride a train that goes around the park, but to feel the nature, I suggest you walk: might be better and you can feel the big trees.
  • SWEE KIM 19 Oct 2017
    The tour guide does not speak English/ Chinese throughout the whole tour. But, they have made it clear in the description, so we can't really complaint about it :D. Other than that, everything is great!
  • Man Yin 2 Oct 2017
    Everything is good except for the early meeting time! Lol
  • CHIACHEN 13 Oct 2018
    The tour guide Akiko Sang is very enthusiastic. The whole journey is very serious and will help solve the problem. Although it rains, there are still chestnuts. Unfortunately, there are no pears, but there are two pears and apples as compensation. It is not bad. stroke!
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  • HSIN 10 Oct 2018
    The guide lady is awesome, the driver is very nice, and it’s great all day. I want to participate again.
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  • MAN KA 26 Sep 2018
    Picking up the chestnut experience is just picking the ground, the itinerary is not much, the tour guide is good, nice, good people are buried in English, fluent
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  • Ying Yan Bonnie 26 Sep 2018
    It’s fun to pick up chestnuts and visit the Ming Taizi workshop, but it’s a pity that the park is full of wind and rain, and it’s not good enough to watch all kinds of flowers. The guide MoMo and the driver are very professional, good people, 100 points!
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  • Mei ngor 25 Sep 2018
    There are two people who have been on the departure for more than 30 minutes. The team leader will wait for them to come, so that my trip is very fast. The original activity of picking pears did not know why. I saw that the pears in the pear farm were very large and many, and they fell rain. Only two very thin pears were sent, which was too disappointing.
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