Things To Do In ibaraki


Special Things To Do to travel in ibaraki Prefecture that Japanese travelers and locals recommend.


26 Things To Do [1-20]

HITACHI SEASIDE PARK

Red Dyed World! Let's Go To See The Plump Kochia In Best Season!

Famous for its 'Red Hill', Kochia is now in the best season! On October 23, you can enter the Hitachi Kaihin Park for free, let's go to see the wonderful red scenery!

Nemophila Harmony like Blue Carpet

It is the Nemophila Harmony in Hitachi-kaihin park. The scenery looks like a blue carpet and goes well with the blue sky.

Ryujin Suspension Bridge

Sea Of Clouds Will Appear In Summer & Autumn! Ryujin Suspension Bridge In The Sky

I've found a beautiful sky scenery also in Ibaraki! Ryujin Suspension Bridge floating on the sea of clouds. Early morning after humid and very cold night will be a good chance to see them. It's like a dragon, Ryujin, gong to come out!

The Traditional Star Festival is Coming! The Ryujin-Otsuribashi Bridge Across the Milky Way

The Ryujin-Otsuribashi Bridge is also famous as starry sky view spot. In case of the old calendar, the Star Festival is on August 20 this year, so let's turn off the lights and look up the starry sky. You will become spellbound by the great nature.

Kamiiso Shrine Gate at Oarai Isosaki Shrine

What a Nice Collaboration of the Two! The Sunrise over the Shrine Gate 'Kamiiso Shrine Gate'

The Kamiiso Shrine is famous as a spiritual place. Because it is on seashore and face to due east, the sunrise view looks mystic and attracts visitors. But it is dependent upon the weather.

Wonderful Scenery Seen Only in Spring! Torii and Milky Way in Kamiiso

I introduced before, a famous Torii standing on the sea in Kamiiso, in fact, the Milky Way can be seen from here! It's only in spring, during the Milky Way raising from east to south. Mysterious scenery in this season.

Kairakuen Park

A Fantastic Night Of Early Spring! Full-blown Plum Trees And Illuminated Kairaku Garden

I introduce 'night・plum blossoms・fastival'. On March 12, you can enjoy the candle night and skyrockets set off from Senba Lake as well as the illuminated plum trees. Why don't you come to plum festival's finale in Mito to feel the fantastic night of early spring?

Let's Make A Trip To Feel Spring! Kairaku-en's Plum Blossoms Festival, An Annual Event In Spring

Spring in Mito is a plum blossoms festival of Kairaku-en. In the large garden, a gallery of plum blossoms in all their glory is excellent which is like a large maze. On March 12, they'll set off skyrockets at the night festival, you must come to Mito to feel the spring!

Kokaigawa Fureai Park

Wonderful Place! Two Million Poppies And Mt.Tsukuba

News from Kokaigawa Fureai Park representing Ibaraki's spring! Two million poppies are going to be full bloom next week, and around 5/24, diamond Mt.Tsukuba can be seen! Why don't you visit for your going out or a date in weekend?

Like A Flower Carpet! About Two Million Poppies At Kokaigawa Fureai Park

Every year in May, colorful flower carpets of two million poppies and a million pot marigolds spread in Kokaigawa Fureai Park. Flower fields in front of the Mt.Tsukuba are popular as spots for taking pictures.

Art Tower Mito

Overwhelming Presence! Shining Futuristic Tower Designed By Arata Isozaki

An art tower of 100m height was built as a commemoration of 100 years of Mito city government. Taking an elevator to the observatory at 86m above the ground, you can have a wide view of Mito town and faraway Mt.Fuji through the round window.

Magnificent Sounds Of Biggest Pipe Organ Made By Japanese

It's set up on the second floor of the entrance hall whose design adopted a style of European church building. On weekends, promenade concert is held, and anyone can enjoy the beautiful sounds without any entrance fee.

Koga Fireworks Display

This Summer's Most Moving Fireworks In Koga! And Most Beautiful 'Saishoku Senrin' In Japan

I introduce this summer's most moving fireworks display in Koga! It's finale was emblazoned by 'Saishoku Senrin' a kind of Japanese skyrocket. It was shot off in the sky far above the Koga town, and the thousands of small flowers blooming in the night sky are awesome! Please come to see them on this spot next year!

Tsukuba Botanical Garden

Like Modern Arts!! Fascinating Colors And Shapes Of Plants Gathered From All Over The World

They cultivate more than 7000 kinds of domestic and foreign plants, from the torrid to arid zone, in about 14ha site. Specially, there're many rare plants in the three hothouses, then you'll surely be enthralled by its unique colors and shapes that can't be seen in Japan.

The Ugliest! Worst Smell! And Biggest Flower In The World Coming Out By A Miracle

A rare flower 'titan arum', grows in a limited area in Indonesia and you cannot see its bloom even in the world, came into flower! Moreover, it begins to close just two days after the bloom, so it's really rare to see the flower opening. Check the website out to get the tips of its growth.

KENPOKU ART 2016

Digital Art Inspired By A Leader Of Japanese Art, Tenshin Okakura

KENPOKU ART is underway on the sea and mountains in north of Ibaraki. Team Lab, specialists of various digital fields, exhibit a fantastic digital art at Tenshin Memorial Museum Of Ibaraki. You can't miss it!

Ibaraki Airport

Airplane Fans Must Like It! An Airport You Can Feel The Powerful Planes Very Close

The first LCC airport has no boarding bridges, and users can see the planes very close when they board. You can also enojoy seeing takeoff and landing from the observatory deck and eating Ibaraki food at neighboring 'Sorara', even if you're not planning to travel. Free parking lot is one of the reason to visit here, too.

Kashima-jingu Shrine

A Famous Spiritual Power Spot In Japan! A Main Shrine Of 600 Kashima Shrines All Over Japan

Kashima Antlers of J.LEAGUE visits this historical shrine to pray for the victory. Such as a worshippers' hall roofed with imposing hinoki bark, a vermilion-lacquered gate which is one of the three best two-storied gates in Japan, and the oldest & biggest straight sword as a national treasure, there're many things to see.

Hiuchiga-ike Pond

Lesser Known Spiritual Spot At The Foot Of Mt.Tsukuba! A Huge Hackberry Beside Hiuchiga-ike Pond

The old tree seen in even the old map in Edo era. People come to take pictures of the tree with cherry blossoms in spring, lotus flowers in summer and cluster amaryllis in autumn. Unfortunately, now a part of branch has broken, but the great life of a hackberry attracts people as a spiritual spot.

Hina Matsuri Festival In Makabe

Hina-ningyo Dolls Displayed In The 160 Historical Houses And Storehouses

Various kinds of hina-dolls from historical ones over hundreds years ago to works by modern artists are displayed. It's good for you to take a whole day and walk around the town because you can eat special foods limited in the term of the festival. Listening to the story related to the hina-dolls at each house is also interesting.

筑波山梅林

Let's Feel The Coming Of Spring! Somehow, The Familiar Mountains And A Gallery Of Plums In Full Bloom

I introduce the plum blossoms festival of Mt.Tsukuba that makes us feel 'somehow the familiar the scenery of mountains in Japan'. The best season to see the blossoms has come, and you can command a view of Kanto Plains from Azuma hut! Spring coming soon! Let's feel the coming of spring!

A Thousand White and Red Plum Blossam Trees Spreading On A Mountainside Of Tsukuba Where You Can View The Whole Kanto Plains

From a plum grove of Mt.Tsukuba, you can see the town sight, if the wether is good, glance over the Mt.Fuji and Tokyo Sky Tree. I recommend a walk while enjoying the little fragrance of white and red plum blossams.

Satomi Pasture

Milky Way and Skyful of Stars Above the Satomi Farm

Satomi farm is one of the best star viweing spots in Kanto area. If it's a fine night, you can experience the wonderful skyful of stars.

Kashima Seaside Industrial Area

Like SF! The Unrealistic Night View Of A Large Industrial Area

It has more spots to view than any other areas of factory night views. From a park commanding a whole view or an observatory, you can enjoy seeing the night industrial area safely.

Chateau Kamiya

Must Destination For Wine Lovers! Japan's First Genuine Wine Brewery

A memorial hall and a French restaurant in a national important cultural asset building. Thinking about the history of Japanese wine, please enjoy tasting the original wine you can't meet elsewhere. You must see the storehouse in a memorial hall!

Hirasawa Kanga Ruins

Feel The Wind Of Old Times! The Site Of Hirasawa Kangai

The site of the old region country, Hitachi no kuni Tukuba gun in Nara and Heian era. They restored the high-floor warehouse as the same size in the ancient time. A rural scene spreading around it, you can feel like slipping back in the old time.

Koga Park

Japan's No.1 Peach Blossoms That Colors Vast 25ha Site Into Pink

There are five kinds and 1500 peach blossom trees are abloom. And such a sight is like an earthly paradise! The appearance reflected in the lake is also beautiful and many people come here the photogenic spot of a superb view.

Museum 'Sakano House'

A Fantastic Scenery Weaved From Light And Shade! A Bamboo Grove Of Itano Family's House

An important cultural asset, Itano family's house. You can see the beautiful scenery of countryside such as bamboo grove and plum trees that change each seasons. Especially, this bamboo grove spurs me to take pictures!

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