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Japan: Home of the Lorax?

Flowers Video Autumn Colors Japanese Countryside Ibaraki

At Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki, the poofy pink kochia plants of Kochia Hill—all 36,000 of them—look like something from a Dr. Seuss dreamscape in any season. But they are especially striking in autumn as the neighboring field of cosmos flowers comes into full bloom!

Typically mobbed with daytrippers and sidewalk-hogging watercolor enthusiasts, Hitachi Seaside Park is one of the most popular botanical gardens in the greater Tokyo area. This short video (as many commenters have noticed) offers a rare glimpse of the most popular section of the park with nary a human in sight!