Ibaraido Forest & Sylvanian Park (Inashiki City)
This family-oriented country park in southern Ibaraki is the perfect destination for family trips. The park is themed on the Japanese image of Europe and has plenty of beautiful flower gardens, forest area and European-style buildings. From getting up-close with farm animals like alpaca and sheep to pottery and a treetop adventure playground, the park has plenty to keep the whole family entertained all day.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite exploring the park, head to the barbecue area for lunch or visit one of the park’s restaurants. In keeping with the park’s European theme, food options include freshly-baked pizza and bread as well as the option of Japanese-style curry rice.
Fans of Slyvanian Families can also visit recreations of Sylvanian houses and see performances by some of their favourite characters!
2060-1 Kamikimiyama, Inashiki-City
By public transport: 30 minutes by taxi from Ushiku Station on the JR Joban Line
By car: 30 minutes' drive from Yatabe IC or Sakura-Tsuchiura IC one the Joban Expressway or 30 minutes from Narita IC on the Higashi-Kanto Expressway
HOURSAugust: 10:00 - 18:00
December - February: 10:00 - 16:30
Other months: 10:00 - 17:00
Last entry one hour before closing time.
CLOSEDClosed Tuesday except during May and August.
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday from December - February.
ADMISSIONAdult (age 13 and over): ¥1000
Attractions and activities within the park charged separately.
All-access pass for attractions and activities within the park: ¥1500/person