Sightseeing Spot Spots in Ibaraki Area

  • Ushiku Chateau
    96 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Ushiku-shi Chuo 3-20-1

    Ushiku Chateau is a nice place to unwind. The Chateau was recognised in 2008 as a National Important Cultural Property. About a 50 minute ride on the Joban line from Ueno/Nippori stations to Ushiku...

  • Peony Garden Tokyo in Tsukuba
    32 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Wakaguri 500
    Some 10 thousand tree peonies spanning 550 varieties as well as 20 thousand Chinese peonies spanning 250 varieties are grown on the vast, approximately 60 thousand square meter grounds of this botanical garden. During the peak blooming period in early summer, the garden sees many visitors. The garden is open from late April to May.

    So many beautiful flowers in such a peaceful setting. Our grandmother does watercolor painting of flowers so we plan to take her there this coming season.

  • Tsuchiura Machikado Kura Daitoku
    19 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Tsuchiurashi Chuou 1-3-16
    Tsuchiura Machikado Kura Daitoku is a showroom for local products, and kura (a storehouse) in Tsuchiura which has been there since the Edo period (1615–1865) and was renovated. It has two sections; Daitoku which consisted of misegura (a kura with a dwelling) and sodegura (a small side kura) for a kimono shop and Nomura which consisted of the main residence, sodegura, bunkogura (a kura as a closet) and rengagura (a brick-layered kura) for a sugar wholesaler. In Daitoku, it sells souvenirs, exhibits historical folk documents and leases rental bikes. In Nomura, the rengagura is used as a café and sodegura is used for a soba noodle making experience.


  • Tsukubasan Plum Grove
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    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Numata 1688
    Tsukubasan Plum Grove located half way up Mt. Tsukuba is a 4.5 hectare forest where white Japanese plum, red Japanese plum and ryokugakubai are planted and please the eyes. From Tenbo Azumaya observatory on the highest point of the plum forest, you can get a panoramic view up to Mt. Fuji and the skyscrapers in Tokyo on a fine day. From the end of February to the last day of March, the plum festival is held and many tourists visit.
  • Hanyain Temple Weeping Cherry Tree
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    Ibaraki Ryugasaki-shi Nemachi 3341
    A cherry tree on the precincts of Hannyain Temple in Ne-machi, Ryugasaki City. The Edo-higanzakura weeping cherry is about 10-meters high, about five-meters in circumference, and is about 400 years old. It's been designated a Prefectural Natural Monument. Many sightseers visit in the spring.
  • Tsukuba Norinkenkyudanchi Sakura-dori Street
    3 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Tsukuba-shi Kannondai 2-chome3-chome
    A street in Kannondai, Tsukuba City. It's located in the Tsukuba Agricultural and Forestry Research Complex, which is used for the study and advancement of agriculture. It is famous for cherry blossom viewing, with about 500 cherry trees including Yoshino cherries and double-flowered cherries. Visitors enjoy the contrast in color with the adjacent rapeflowerfields.

    つくばで一番の桜の名所で、毎年 観に行っています。道の両側からみごとな枝ぶりの桜が楽しめます。夜もおすすめです。

  • Isobe Sakuragawa Park
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    Ibaraki Pref. Sakuragawashi Isobe 740-2
    "A renowned destination for cherry blossom viewing which is also famously known as the setting of Zeami's Noh song ""Sakuragawa."" Some 30 varieties of cherry trees come into beautiful bloom on the park's grounds in spring, including many rare varieties, and the park has been designated a National Natural Monument."
  • Sanuma Koiki Park Cherry Blossom Gardens
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    Ibaraki Shimotsuma-shi Shimotsumahei 175
    This is one of the areas of the Sanuma Koiki Park, in Shimotsuma, Shimotsuma City. In addition to being a famous cherry blossom viewing spot where 350 trees of around 50 types have been planted, it is also home to the Iris Garden, which is at its best from late May to mid-June, and the Sanuma-an, which is a multipurpose training hall with a Japanese garden. It is also connected to the opposite side of Samuma agricultural irrigation pond by the longest bridge, the Sanuma Ohashi Bridge, which is a Y-shaped bridge with a total length of 395 meters.
  • Manabe Cherry Trees
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    Ibaraki Pref. Tsuchiurashi Manabe 4-3
    These commemorative cherry trees were planted when Manabe Elementary School was dismantled and moved. They are 100 years old, and they have been designated a Natural Monument by the prefecture and each year in spring they come into spectacular bloom.
  • Akeno Sunflower Field
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    Ibaraki Pref. Chikuseishi Kuramochi Miyagi, Chikusei City, Ibaraki Prefecture,
    A picturesque field covered with some 800 thousand blooming double sunflowers. A sunflower festival is also held here in late August.
  • Hojo Oike Pond
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    Ibaraki Tsukuba-shi Hojo
    This pond is located inside Tsukuba City Oike Park. In the spring, the cherry trees planted around the pond bloom, making it a well-known spot for viewing cherry blossoms. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scene created by the combination of Mt. Tsukuba looming in the background, the rows of blooming cherry trees, and the blossoms reflected on the surface of the pond.
  • Sotoono Shidare-zakura Cherry Blossom Tree
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    Ibaraki Kuji-gun Daigomachi Sotoono 1312
    A 300-plus year-old weeping cherry tree in Sotoono, Daigo City, Kuji County. It's said the tree was hand-planted by Tokugawa Mitsukuni, the second lord of the Mito domain. It has been designated as a Prefectural Natural Monument. The Sotoono Shidarezakura Festival is held when the tree is in bloom, along with a variety of events.
  • Shiroato Historical Park
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    Ibaraki Yuki-shi Yuki 2486-1
    This park is located in Yuki, Yuki City. The entire area surrounding the Yuki Castle ruins is maintained as a historical park. In the spring, it is famous as a cherry blossom viewing spot where the Yoshino cherry trees planted throughout the park, and the Yuki Sakura festival, which attracts large crowds is also held here.
  • Odo no Sakura
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Higashiibaraki-gun Ibarakimachi Odo 1539
    A cherry tree in Odo, Ibaraki Town, Higashiibaraki County. With a circumference of seven meters and a height of 15 meters, the tree has been designated as a National Natural Monument. It's over 500 years old. It is said that Tokugawa Mitsukuni – the second lord of the Mito Domain – was fond of it. It usually blooms around mid-April when many sightseers visit.
  • Suwa Bairin Plum Park
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    Ibaraki Hitachi-shi Suwacho
    "A plum grove located on Prefectural Route 37 in Suwa-cho, Hitachi City. Created by Tokugawa Nariaki – the 9th feudal lord of the Mito Domain – it has been a famous place for plum blossoms since the Edo period. It has about 300 plum trees, including one called the ""Rekkobai plum tree,"" said to have been planted by Nariaki himself. The best time to see them is when in bloom from late February to mid-March."
  • Three-Trunked Cedar Tree (Mt. Oiwa)
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    Ibaraki Hitachi-shi Irishikencho 752
    A cedar tree on the grounds of Oiwa Shrine in Irishiken-cho, Hitachi City. The sacred three-trunked tree is about 50-meters tall and is said to be 500 years old. It's been designated a Prefectural Natural Monument. The shrine is surrounded by 70,000 square meters of national forest.
  • Heiwa-dori Street
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    Ibaraki Hitachi-shi Heiwacho
    A stretch of Prefectural Route 293 running from Hitachi Station to National Route 6. It's a well-known cherry blossom spot with about 120 Yoshino cherry trees planted along a kilometer of the road. It's been selected as one of Japan's top 100 cherry blossom viewing sites. The Hitachi Cherry Blossom Festival is held there every April, when they illuminate the trees at night, hold events, and more.
  • Aoyama Iris Garden
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    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunshirosatomachi Shimoaoyama 1346
    This iris garden was planted over fallow fields in Shirosato Town, Higashi Ibaraki County, Ibaraki Prefecture. The spacious grounds are filled with irises that were planted one by one starting in 1998. Now every June about 16,000 flowers of 70 species burst into beautiful bloom. An Iris Festival is held at peak season when visitors view the waterside scenery dyed blue and purple.
  • Nishi Sanso
    28 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Hitachiota-shi Arajukucho 590

    Seizansou is in Hitachiota city. The place is surrounded by many trees and is rich in nature. It is very well known to the local people as the place where Mito Komon lived. When I first entered the...

  • Kasumigaura
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Tsuchiura-shi Kawaguchi 2 Chisaki

Ibaraki Areas


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 - one of Japan's Three Great Gardens - in spring to experience the cellestial blooming of fantastic cherry blossoms at the annual sakura festival.

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