Trip to enjoy Japanese culture, art, and onsen (hot spring)


  • 5 days (4 nights) Recommended Itinerary (3 nights in Mito and 1 night in the Fukuroda Hot Spring resort)
  • For travelers flying to and from Ibaraki Airport

Day1

Ibaraki Airport

Ibaraki Airport

Kairakuen Garden

Kairakuen Garden

Ibaraki Airport

directions_bus 40min by bus

Mito Station North Exit

directions_bus 15min by bus

Kairakuen Garden

directions_busdirections_walk Take a bus or walk.

Stay at a hotel in Mito

Day2

Kasama Inari Shrine

Kasama Inari Shrine

inarizushi

inarizushi

CraftHills Kasama

CraftHills Kasama

Mito Station

train 25min by train on JR Joban Line and JR Mito Line

Kasama Station

directions_walklocal_taxi 20min on foot or 5min by taxi

Kasama Inari Shrine

Try some inarizushi (soy-sauce-flavored tofu pouches with fillings such as vinegar rice, walnuts and other ingredients.)

directions_walklocal_taxi 28min on foot or 6min by taxi

CraftHills Kasama / Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum

directions_walk 20min on foot (strolling around the town)

Kasama Station

train Approx. 20min by train on JR Mito Line and JR Joban Line

Uchihara Station

directions_walk 5min on foot

AEON MALL Mito Uchihara

shopping and dining

directions_walk 5min on foot

Uchihara Station

train 11min by train on JR Joban Line

Mito Station

Stay at a hotel in Mito

Day3

Fukuroda Falls

Fukuroda Falls

Ayu-no-shioyaki

Ayu-no-shioyaki

Mito Station

train Approx. 80min on JR Suigun Line

Hitachi-Daigo Station

Strolling around the town of Daigo / Machikado Art Museum

Eat Okukuji-Shamo Don (a bowl of rice with chicken-omelet-like toppings) for lunch at Tamaya Ryokan in front of the station.

Hitachi-Daigo Station

train5min by train on JR Suigun Line

Fukuroda Station

local_taxi 5min by taxi (fees: roughly 1,000 yen)

Get to the entrance of Fukuroda Falls.

directions_walk 7min on foot

Fukuroda Falls

Try some Ayu-no-shioyaki (broiled sweet fish sprinkled with salt) at a stall.

directions_walklocal_taxiwalk or take a taxi to the hotel.

Stay at a hotel in the Fukuroda Hot Spring resort

Day4

Yuki Tsumugi (silk fabric) Museum  'Tsumugi no Yakata'

Yuki Tsumugi (silk fabric) Museum ‘Tsumugi no Yakata’

yude-manju

yude-manju

 town of Yuki

town of Yuki

Fukuroda Station

train Approx. 80min on JR Suigun Line

Mito Station (change trains here.)

train 70min by train on JR Mito Line

Yuki Station

local_taxidirections_walk 5min by taxi or 15min on foot or 10min by bike (Bicycle Rental is available at Yuki Station.)

Yuki Tsumugi (silk fabric) Museum ‘Tsumugi no Yakata’

Strolling around the town of Yuki (Try some yude-manju (local sweets: boiled buns with a sweet bean jam filling.)

directions_walk 15min on foot or ride on the rental bike.

Yuki Station

train Approx. 75min on JR Mito Line

Mito Station

Stay at a hotel in Mito

Day5

Kodokan Mito Han School

Kodokan Mito Han School

Meiri Shurui: Besshunkan

Meiri Shurui: Besshunkan

Ibaraki Airport

Ibaraki Airport

Mito Station North Exit

directions_walk 4min on foot

Kodokan Mito Han School

directions_walk 5min on foot

Mito Station South Exit

directions_walk 10min on foot

Meiri Shurui: Besshunkan (Japanese Sake and Umeshu Museum)

directions_walk 10min on foot

Mito Station South Exit

directions_bus 40min by bus

Ibaraki Airport