Every year, over 4.5 million flowers bloom in Hitachi Seaside Park, giving visitors one of the most awe-inspiring and visual displays of nature in the modern world. The baby-blue flowers stretch out over the horizon like a dream. People have the chance to see the “Nemophila Harmony”, the main flower, in addition to daffodils, tulips and other types of flowers.
This world, though, may only be open to the most adventurous. Officials have closed portions of the park due to high radiation readings resulting from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.
According to MLIT [Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)], when the radiation levels were measured on the 23rd in Hitachi Seaside Park, the hourly radiation levels one metre from the ground exceeded the government standard of 0.23 μSv in three locations such as in the woods and in open fields, reaching levels of up to 0.70 μSv.
… from now on MLIT will be carrying out decontamination of the area.
While these flowers bloom and give off some gorgeous beauty, the fears of radiation may scare off everyone but the most resolute of character. Would you risk a journey to this world in exchange for viewing such beauty? If you don’t dare, this forest in Belgium will give you a dream-like world just the same.