Nemophila Osaka Maishima Seaside Park
Photo: Osaka Maishima Seaside Park

See a million nemophila flowers blooming at Osaka Maishima Seaside Park this spring

The park is hosting a month-long Nemophila Festival to celebrate the seasonal flower also known as baby blue eyes

Emma Steen
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Emma Steen

Every spring, one million nemophila come into full bloom at Osaka Maishima Seaside Park, creating a 44,000sqm sea of flowers. The park has recently announced plans for this year's spring festivities, which will run from Friday April 7 to Sunday May 7

The flowers, also known as ‘baby blue eyes’, can be distinguished by their periwinkle blue petals and white centre. To celebrate the remarkable sight, the park hosts a month-long festival with special activities and seasonal merchandise. There's even themed food and drink like blue lemonade, blue soda ice cream floats and pastel blue soft serve for people to snack on as they make their way around the winding flower paths. 

Maishima seaside park

More extravagant options include a short helicopter ride over the park (¥7,000) and a paragliding experience (¥3,000) for thrill seekers to admire the flowers from above. But you don't have to take to the skies for stunning views. Due to the park’s proximity to Osaka Bay, anyone standing on one of the nemophila hills can observe three distinct shades of blue: the flowers, the sky and the ocean. 

Nemophila Osaka Maishima Seaside Park
Photo: Kenichi OzakiNemophila Festival at Osaka Maishima Seaside Park

The park is open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays (last admission 4.30pm) and from 9am to 6.30pm on weekends (last admission 6pm). General admission is ¥1,300, but elementary school children can enter for ¥600. For more information, visit the website

This post was originally published on March 1 2021 and updated on March 7 2023.

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