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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Hitachi Seaside Park

Hitachi Seaside Park is a large public park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, especially famous for its seasonal flower gardens.

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Fukuroda Falls

Fukuroda falls flows over four levels of a large rock cliff and is recognised as one of Japan's three most famous waterfalls. It has a height of 120 meters and

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Hananuki Gorge

Hananuki Gorge is a large Gorge in Takahagi city that contains abysses and waterfalls of various sizes from small to large, along with a wooden suspended bridge

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Kamiiso-no-torii Gate

Located on the Oarai Coast, this torii gate is one of three gates affiliated with Oarai Isosaki Jinja Shrine. It can be found on an island rock in the sea. Faci

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Ushiku Daibutsu

Ushiku Daibutsu is 120 meters high and is one of the tallest Buddha statues in the world. There are five stories inside the statue and an elevator that will tak

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Mt. Tsukuba

Mt. Tsukuba is 877 meters high and can be climbed using a cable car rope-way. The mountain is rich in vegetation and contains over 1000 types of plants.

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Art Tower Mito

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

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

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

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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Oarai Isosaki Jinja Shrine

Located in Oarai, this historic shrine was established in 856 and is dedicated to the Japanese deity Onamuchi-no-mikoto, who is believed to be a god of nation-b

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Kamiiso-no-torii Gate

Located on the Oarai Coast, this torii gate is one of three gates affiliated with Oarai Isosaki Jinja Shrine. It can be found on an island rock in the sea. Faci

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For our very first Tokyo Creative company retreat, we invited our Tokyo Creative influencers and friends to join us for a bus tour in Ibaraki hopping around some unknown sakura cherry blossom spots.

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Ibaraki Food Guide

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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Hotel Wing International Hitachi

Hotel Wing International Hitachi is situated in Hitachi, 30 km from Mito. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. You

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APA Hotel Mito-Ekimae

APA Hotel Mito-Ekimae is conveniently located a 1-minute walk from JR Mito Station. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is available.

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Hotel Route Inn Hitachinaka

Offering a restaurant, Hotel Route Inn Hitachinaka is located in Hitachinaka. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioni

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Mito Prince Hotel

Located a 3-minute walk from JR Mito Station’s South Exit, Mito Prince Hotel offers a restaurant, public baths and free property-wide WiFi. Private parking is a

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Hotel Crystal Palace

Situated in Hitachinaka in the Ibaraki Region, 5 km from Hitachi Seaside Park, Hotel Crystal Palace boasts a hot spring bath and sauna. Guests can enjoy the on-

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Hotel Terrace The Square Hitachi

Featuring free WiFi, Hotel Terrace The Square Hitachi offers accommodation in Hitachi, 30 km from Mito. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The rooms incl

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