Hitachi Seaside Park is one of the nicer and larger parks in the areas surrounding Tokyo. It is about an 1.5 hour drive from downtown Tokyo, and sits next to the eastern side of Ibaraki against the water. The landscape is vast, and every season the park features a huge display of a particular plant covering a fairly large hillside. The standard October feature is kochia, and Halloween was just about at the end of the colorful reds the kochia has to offer at its peak. The weather was luckily highly cooperative, the puppers enjoyed walking and running around the fairly empty park, and it was just an all-around beautiful day.

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