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  • Sun Green Asahi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Hokotashi Momiyama 602-6
    A large farmers market boasting some 500 registered farmers located in Ibaraki, a prefecture with an abundance of agriculture. The market is located a 20-minute drive south along Prefectural Route 51 from the Mito-Oarai interchange on the Higashi-Mito Road. The market sells a variety of safe, healthy agricultural products from farms in Ibaraki Prefecture. Ibaraki grows the greatest quantity of melons in Japan, and, when in season, visitors to the market will find varieties such as Andes Melons and Quincy Melons sold at low prices. Accordingly, during this time, the market bustles with visitors come to buy tasty melons. The market is also conveniently located near Hokota Beach on the Otake Coast as well as Kashimanada Seaside Park.
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Kasamashi Kasama 2257-5
    A gallery and boutique containing porcelain and glassware from around the country with a focus on Kasama ware and Mashiko ware. The establishment is situated across from the south promenade of Kasama Geijutsunomori Park. The establishment primarily displays pieces the owner, Junko Oshima, fell in love with at first sight. Inside, visitors will find animal-themed pieces, pieces created with novel colorings, and other rare and highly individual pieces. The establishment also holds monthly exhibitions of artists from Ibaraki and other prefectures. Carrying one of the establishment's pieces for sale in your hands will help you to experience its unique aura.
  • Ceramic Art Kilala-kan
    Ibaraki Pref. Kasamashi Kasama 2258-1
    A ceramics shop carrying close to 10 thousand pieces by some 500 potters. Located close to the south entrance of Kasama Geijutsunomori Park, the shop can be identified by its large, floor to ceiling windows which occupy most of the front facade of the building. Pieces by ceramics artists are on display right by the entrance and the content of this display is changed every other week. Weekly exhibitions are also held in the shop's gallery space. The shop displays pieces not only by veteran potters but young up and comers as well. In the cafe corner, you can choose your favorite cup from among the many designed by shop artists and take a relaxing coffee break.
  • Pocket Farm Dokidoki Tsukuba Ushiku Branch
    Ibaraki Pref. Ushikushi Shishikochou 967-1
    A farm-themed amusement facility dedicated to nature, agriculture, and food located a 10-minute drive from the Tsukuba-Ushiku interchange. There's a farm-fresh shop, activity farm, barbecue hall, and bamboo forest, giving visitors the chance to come in contact with food education and local agriculture surrounded by natural beauty. The buffet-style restaurant serves dishes made with fresh, seasonal vegetables and handmade hams and sausages. The facility also holds sausage making classes on weekends using roast pork from Ibaraki Prefecture.
  • Miharashi-tei
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Tokiwachou 1-3-2 in the paradise paradise
    A local specialty products shop carrying renowned sweets, liquors, and other goods from Ibaraki Prefecture which adjoins the east gate of Kairakuen Park a 20-minute drive from the Mito interchange on the Joban Expressway on National Route 50. The single-story shop is housed in a wooden building modeled after a tea ceremony arbor (sukiya style). In addition to the product floor, there's also a rest space and a pamphlet corner where visitors will find an abundance of information on the area. The shop also serves as a base camp for sightseeing in Ibaraki and the Mito area. In addition, there's a corner displaying the most popular items as well as a corner which displays local crafts for sale. The shop's selection of over 700 items includes seasonal selections of specialty products and sweets.
  • Kairo Gallery Mon
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    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Kasamashi Kasama 2230-1
    A gallery primarily focusing on Kasama ware located on the Kasama Gallery Road a 20-minute walk from Kasama Station on the JR Mito Line. The gallery was opened in 2002 with the aim of being a space for exchange between artists in the country and around the world. Making use of a storehouse and gallery encircling a courtyard, charming wooden shelves scattered throughout the facility are covered with pottery. Harmonizing with the surrounding nature, the gallery makes use of natural lighting to show off its wares. In addition to displaying pieces by a selection of permanent artists, the facility also has a solo exhibition space whose contents changes every two weeks.


  • Tsuchiura City Tourist Information Products Center Kirarakan
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsuchiurashi Ariakemachi 2-35
    "A tourist information center and local specialty products complex located on the first floor of Tsuchiura City Hall's main building on the west side of Tsuchiura Station. The facility provides sightseeing pamphlets and tourism information, and, in the local specialty products corner, visitors will find products like local soy sauces and foods made with lotus root such as tsukudani lotus root boiled in soy sauce and lotus root curry. The facility's cafe corner serves a daily curry special, such as beef and chicken curries. The ""Tsuchiura Zeppelin Curry"" is made with Tsuchiura lotus root and local brand ""Rose Pork"" pork meat."
  • Namegata City Tourist Product Center Koikoi
    Ibaraki Pref. Namegatashi Tamatsukuri Kou 1963-5
    "A local specialty products facility whose exterior resembles the distinctive hobikibune sailboats which ply the waters of Lake Kasumigaura. The facility sells an abundance of vegetables picked that morning as well as local specialty products. The facility's ""Namegata Burgers,"" which contain catfish, carp, and other patties and which are only available here, are also popular."
  • Komamura Seimeido
    Ibaraki Pref. Ishiokashi Obata 1899
    An incense workshop which has operated for 100 years, since Japan’s Meiji period. Komamura Seimeido makes its incense by grinding dried Japanese cedar leaves in a water wheel-powered mill. Each batch is slowly ground over a 40 hour period, preventing the generation of excess heat during the process and preserving the fragrance of the cedar. The workshop’s Chrysanthemum incense sticks, used during the city of Kasama’s Chrysanthemum Festival, are particularly popular. Komamura Seimeido also sells its incense direct. The workshop also provides tours and mini incense making classes with an advance reservation.
  • Tsuchiuramachikadokura nomura
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsuchiurashi Chuou 1-12-5
  • JA Hitachi Nagasuna Market
    Ibaraki Hitachinaka-shi Nagasuna 34-4
    A farmers market situated along National Route 245 on the north side of Hitachi Seaside Park. The market sells fresh produce harvested in the prefecture as well as local specialty products. In particular, the market carries one of the largest selections of dried sweet potatoes, a local specialty product, in the prefecture; in January, the peak season for dried sweet potatoes, the market is supplied by 150 dried sweet potato producers. Accordingly known as a mecca for dried sweet potato lovers, a not insignificant number of customers from across the prefecture and beyond make their way here seeking sweet potatoes. Other specialty products the market sells include top class, be-stemmed Vineberry strawberries and Odama tomatoes, as well as foods like dried sweet potato curry and He-no-Kappa dried sweet potato shochu liquor. The market carries an abundant selection of the tastes of Ibaraki.
  • Kozan-Gama
    Ibaraki Kasama-shi Kasama 2290-4
  • Gallery Butai
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Kasama-shi Kasama 2518-8
  • Daigo Urushiya Mizonuri Kijian
    Ibaraki Kuji-gun Daigomachi Daigo 624
  • Taishokan
    Ibaraki Koga-shi Honcho 2-2-6
  • Hananuki Bussan Center Riyo Kumiai
    Ibaraki Takahagi Ono 1100-2
    Ibaraki Mito-shi Miyamachi 1-1-1
  • Ishioka Yasato Farmer’s Market
    Ibaraki Ishioka-shi Shimoaoyagi 200
  • JA Hitachi Farmer’s Market “Nijinonaka”
    Ibaraki Naka-gun Tokaimura Ishigamiuchijuku 1167-9
  • Guru-guru Daiteikoku Yuki
    Ibaraki Pref. Yukishi Yuki 8622-23

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Just a stone's throw from Tokyo, Ibaraki is a coastal prefecture that has mastered juxtapositions, where old shrines meet new scientific discoveries and traditional gardens are frequented by the inventors of some of the newest technology. Head to Mito City's Kairakuenーone of Japan's Three Great Gardensーin spring to experience the cellestial blooming of fantastic cherry blossoms at the annual sakura festival.

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