Ibaraki

About Ibaraki

A marvelous melange of museums, gardens and cascading waterfalls, set against an expansive Pacific coastline and enveloped my magnificent mountains. Ibaraki’s old and new will suit one and all.

The town of Daigo, with its doddery old stores, suddenly gives way to the roaring cascades of Fukuroda Falls, looming at 120 meters the falls offer a different background pallet with each season. Nature chasers will also marvel at the radiant strolling gardens of Kairaku-en, one of Japan's top three or why not switch from a stroll to a hike up the 877 meter-Mount Tsukuba and find out why its called the “purple mountain.” Get schooled like a feudal warrior at the impressive Kodokan, or for all things experiential there's Tsukuba EXPO Center. And for salt-lovers, don’t miss the Yamasa soy sauce tour, where you can, well…, taste a load of soy sauce — Yum. Yum. Sodium.

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Kairou Gallery Mon

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This is a select shop of Kasamayaki. Kasamayaki is one of the traditional crafts designated by the country, and its history dates from Edo period. This gallery

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Art Tower Mito

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This complex, comprising a contemporary art gallery, a theater and a concert hall, derives its name from the 100-meter-tall tower on its premises. Visitors can

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Koga Park

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This park is located in a quiet neighborhood in the Koga area and features about 2000 peach trees. Famously known for the annual Peach Blossom festival in late

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Tsukuba Wanwan Land

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This dog theme park is located in Ibaraki Prefecture. In Japanese, "Wanwan" means 'doggy', and this amusement park is full of many of them. Visitors can bring t

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Resort Outlets Oarai

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Located a 15-minute walk from Oarai Station, this outlet mall features about 60 restaurants and shops, including fashion stores, sports and outdoor shops, as we

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Ibaraki Food Guide

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Hitachi BeefIbaraki is known for its delicious beef, including Hitachi Beef, a brand of high-quality meat that is considered to be one of Japan’s best wagyu (Ja

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Ibaraki Access Guide

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Photo Cred: Flickr user 雷太Because of its relative closeness to Tokyo and the surrounding metropolitan area, Ibaraki prefecture is very easy to get around. Be i

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Ibaraki 2-day-tour Itinerary

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Day 1 From Mito Station, take the Joban Line train to Katsuta Station, and take a bus to the Seaside Park bus station to visit the Hitachi Seaside Park. Here yo

Hotels in Ibaraki

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Hiranoya Honten

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Hiranoya Honten is located in Hiraisomachi, 13 km from Mito. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this ryokan is air conditioned and has a T

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