Ishioka – Hitachi Seaside Park – Oarai – Ushiku Daibutsu – Tsukuba

Ishioka – Hitachi Seaside Park – Oarai – Ushiku Daibutsu – Tsukuba

Ibaraki 4 days (3 nights)
For travelers flying to and from Ibaraki Airport
           
  • Ibaraki 4 days (3 nights)
  • For travelers flying to and from Ibaraki Airport

Day1

Ibaraki Airport

  • Ibaraki Airport

directions_bus 27min by bus

Ishioka Station

directions_walk 10min on foot

Machigura ‘Ai’

  • Machigura ‘Ai’

directions_walk 5min on foot

Shoko-ji Temple

directions_walk 10min on foot

Ishioka Station

train 30min by train on JR Joban Line

Mito Station

Stay at a hotel in Mito

Day2

Mito Station

train 5min by train on JR Joban Line

Katsuta Station

directions_bus 20min by bus

Hitachi Seaside Park

  • Hitachi Seaside Park
    Hitachi Seaside Park is the most popular tourist spot in Ibaraki. The park is 200 hectares in size, and features seven different areas, including flower parks and places for leisure activities, such as cycling and barbeques. Particularly special attractions are the nemophila flowers (baby blue eyes) in spring, and the kochia plants (summer cypress) from summer to autumn.
    Detail

directions_walk 24min on foot

Ajigaura Station

train Take a train.

Nakaminato Station

directions_bus Take a bus

AQUAWORLD Oarai Aquarium

  • AQUAWORLD Oarai Aquarium
    Located on a beach right on the Pacific Ocean, Aqua World is one of the biggest aquariums in Japan. In its tanks it boasts the most varieties of sharks in Japan, some 55 species in all. Altogether the aquarium showcases 68,000 marine creatures of 580 species. The most popular attraction is the dolphin show, and you can enjoy snacks and local specialties at the food court, too.
    Detail

directions_bus Take a bus. (Get off at Kosekiya-mae Bus Stop.)

directions_walk 1min on foot

Mentai Park Oarai (required time: 30min)

  • Mentai Park Oarai
    Mentaiko is pollack roe flavored with original seasonings such as chili and other secret ingredients. At Kanefuku Mentai Park Oarai, you can sample freshly-made mentaiko and observe mentaiko being made in the factory. In the shop you can purchase products that are only available here.
    Detail

Stay at a hotel in Oarai

Day3

Oarai Isosaki Shrine & Kamiiso no Torii Gate

  • Kamiiso no Torii Gate
    Kamiiso no Torii Gate stands on a reef in the Pacific Ocean. It is the place where, according to mythology, Sukunahikona-no-mikoto is said to have descended. The view created by the torii gate and the white-crested waves surging toward it is a must-see, and the scene is especially amazing at sunrise.

directions_bus 35min by bus

Mito Station

train Approx. 60min by train on JR Joban Line

Ushiku Station

directions_bus 25min by bus

Ushiku Daibutsu (Buddha)

  • Ushiku Daibutsu (Buddha)
    The Ushiku Daibutsu (statue of Buddha) has a total height of 120 meters, and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest bronze statue in the world. You can go inside the Daibutsu, where nearly 3,400 gold-colored images of Buddha are displayed. The view of the vast Kanto region from the observatory at a height of 85 meters is breathtaking.
    Detail

directions_walk 25min on foot

Hitachi Seaside Park

  • Ami Premium Outlet
    Nearly 150 famous brands from both Japan and overseas are sold at Ami Premium Outlets. You can get a good deal here every day. It is located near the Ushiku Daibutsu Buddha, another popular destination.
    Detail

directions_bus 20min by bus

Arakawaoki Station

directions_bus 30min by bus

Tsukuba Center Station

Stay at a hotel in Tsukuba

Day4

Tsukuba Station

directions_bus 60min by bus

Ibaraki Airport

directions_walk 10min on foot

Soranoeki Sol La La

  • Soranoeki Sol La La

directions_walk 10min on foot

Ibaraki Airport