Ryujin Gorge Carp Streamer Festival
Contrasting nicely with the surrounding lush greenery, nearly 1,000 colorful carp streamers are displayed along the big suspension bridge at the time of the Ryujin Gorge Carp Streamer Festival. The carp streamers are traditionally hung in the hope for children to grow up to be strong and healthy. The suspension bridge is one of the longest and highest pedestrian bridges in Japan.For more information
Ibaraki is one of best places for paragliding, having hosted Paragliding World Cup 2007. Receiving ideal winds, your glider would fly freely for a longer time. Instructors will help you and you can enjoy paragliding even it is your first time flying.
Surrounded by natural beauty, you can try canoeing on a river in Ibaraki. Since the streams are calm, even beginners have a good time. Well experienced instructors are all kind, so you are sure to get used to canoeing soon.
It takes roughly one hour from Tokyo to Tsukuba, the home of a 180-km-long cycling road. Since on the flat roads around Lake Kasumigaura are less cars driving, you can enjoy bike-riding safely and leisurely, which is suitable for beginners and group riders. For seasoned cyclists, a hill climb course is available around Mt. Tsukuba. The Tsukuba Ring Ring Road is to be extended in the future.
Surrounded by natural beauty, you can enjoy camping in Ibaraki. Since Ibaraki has vast fields, rivers and mountains, various types of campgrounds are waiting for you. Without camping gears, you can stay in a tent and enjoy gazing twinkling stars in the sky.
Facing the Pacific Ocean, Ibaraki is home to various kinds of marine sports such as surfing, sea kayaking, body boarding and yacht cruising. On Lake Hinuma you can enjoy wakeboarding, stand-up-paddle field, or canoeing by taking part in a school program.
Ibaraki is a paradise for lovers of fruit. There are many tourist farms where you buy fresh fruit or take part in on-site fruit picking. Some fruit farms offer all-you-can-eat fruit picking programs. In addition, you can buy processed fruit items such as jam.For more information