Do Go Chasing Waterfalls in this Pacific Haven Just North of Tokyo
A marvelous melange of museums, gardens and cascading waterfalls, set against an expansive Pacific coastline and enveloped my magnificent mountains. Ibaraki’s old and new will suit one and all.
The town of Daigo, with its doddery old stores, suddenly gives way to the roaring cascades of Fukuroda Falls, looming at 120 meters the falls offer a different background pallet with each season. Nature chasers will also marvel at the radiant strolling gardens of Kairaku-en, one of Japan's top three or why not switch from a stroll to a hike up the 877 meter-Mount Tsukuba and find out why its called the “purple mountain.” Get schooled like a feudal warrior at the impressive Kodokan, or for all things experiential there's Tsukuba EXPO Center. And for salt-lovers, don’t miss the Yamasa soy sauce tour, where you can, well…, taste a load of soy sauce — Yum. Yum. Sodium.
Places to visit in Ibaraki
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Kashima Shrine, also known as Kashima Jingu, is the oldest and largest shrine in the Kanto region. The shrine is dedicated to the shinto god of martial arts.
Hitachi Seaside Park
Hitachi Seaside Park is a large public park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, especially famous for its seasonal flower gardens.
Mt. Tsukuba is 877 meters high and can be climbed using a cable car rope-way. The mountain is rich in vegetation and contains over 1000 types of plants.
Tsukuba Expo Center
The Tsukuba Expo Center is a science museum/planetarium located in Tsukuba City.
Kasama Kougei-no-Oka is an pottery and crafts facility located within the Geijutsu no Mori Park. The facility contains craft shops, galleries, stores and an experience-it-yourself area.
The Kodokan was the largest clan school in the Edo period and was something similar to today's universities. Three of the buildings are important cultural properties and the school itself is a special historic site.
Toyoko Inn Tsukuba Express Kenkyugakuen-eki Kita-guchi
Only a 3-minute walk from Kenkyugakuen Station’s North exit, Toyoko Inn Tsukuba offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. It provides massages at an extra charge, a launderette and free-use computers and a printer.
Hotel Wing International Hitachi
Hotel Wing International Hitachi is situated in Hitachi, 30 km from Mito. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Extras include slippers and free toile
Hotel Route-Inn Yuki
Guests at Hotel Route-Inn Yuki can watch on-demand movies on the flat-screen TV in their rooms. Free wired internet is available in all rooms and guests can enjoy a free breakfast buffet. JR Yuki Train Station is a 5-minute taxi r
Hotel Crystal Palace
Situated in Hitachinaka in the Ibaraki Region, 5 km from Hitachi Seaside Park, Hotel Crystal Palace boasts a hot spring bath and sauna. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is ava
Terrace Inn Katsuta
Situated 6 km from Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Terrace Inn Katsuta features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The property is only a minute's walk away from JR Katsuta Sta
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Tsukuba
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Tsukuba offers Western-style accommodations with free Wi-Fi and wired internet. Guests can request massages for an extra cost and rent laptops. Tsukuba Express Train Station is a mere 3-minute walk away.
Okura Frontier Hotel Tsukuba
A 3-minute walk from Tsukuba Train Station, Okura Frontier Tsukuba offers modern air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen cable TVs and free wired internet. It boasts a large indoor pool and 4 dining options.