Ibaraki Highlights

Ibaraki Highlights

With easy access to Tokyo, Ibaraki offers many tourist attractions related to the sea, mountains, and rivers, so if you are in Tokyo, consider extending your itinerary to include Ibaraki. The following spots are just a few of the amazing sites you can find here.
           

Fukuroda Falls (Daigo Town)

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Ryujin Suspension Bridge (Hitachiota City)

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Hitachi Seaside Park (Hitachinaka City)

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Kairakuen Garden (Mito City)

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Mount Tsukuba (Tsukuba City)

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Ushiku Daibutsu Buddha Statue (Ushiku City)

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Kashima Jingu Grand Shrine (Kashima City)

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Lake Kasumigaura

Kasumigaura City and other municipalities on the lake

Japan’s second largest lake, Kasumigaura is designated as one of Japan’s 100 most beautiful spots. It is popular for such activities as fishing, sailing, and riding water motorcycles, and you can cycle along the shores of the lake as well. Sightseers can also enjoy boarding excursion boats to see traditional sailing vessels called hobikisen plying the waters of the lake.

Oarai Isosaki Shrine (Oarai Town)

This shrine was established in the year 856 when two gods, the god of national prosperity and the god of medicine, are said to have down to earth in the sea off the Oarai Coast in the spot now marked by Kamiiso Torii Shrine Gate. As well as pilgrims praying for good fortune and health, the shrine attracts fans of the anime 'Girls und Panzer' which is set in the town of Oarai, and photographers keen to capture the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and 'floating' shrine gate.

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