Experience / Training / Vehicle Spots in Ibaraki Area

  • Crafthills Kasama
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Kasamashi Kasama 2388-1
    "Crafthills Kasama is located in Kasama Geijutsunomori Park, around 10 minutes' drive via National Route 355 from the Tomobe Interchange of the Kita-Kanto Expressway. At Crafthills Kasama, visitors can enjoy making their own Kasama-ware ceramics. Based around the concept of ""moving beyond ceramics that you can look at to ceramics that you can have fun with,"" Crafthills Kasama offers electric potter's wheel experience activities, hand-thrown pottery experience activities, and ceramics painting experience activities, etc. For those with a more serious interest in ceramics, Crafthills Kasama runs a Ceramics School that can help would-be ceramists progress from beginner to having solid ceramics-making skills. Other popular craft experience activities include silver clay art making, where participants can learn how to make unique silver accessories from silver clay. There is also a permanent exhibition of ceramic art, and special seasonal exhibitions."

    いつ行ってもさわやかな風が吹いている場所です。子供の遊ぶ場所も一画にあり、犬も大丈夫、起伏もあり年配のお散歩にはもってこいの素敵な無料の公園です。

  • Tsukubasan Cable Car
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Tsukuba 1
    Tsukuba cable car established in 1925 is a historic cable car which was the 2nd earliest cable car to operate in Kanto and the 5th earliest in Japan. It connects the 1,643 meters between Miyawaki Station half way up Tsukubasan (305 meters above sea level) and Tsukubasancho Station (800 meters above sea level) in about eight minutes. From its windows, you can gaze at seasonal plants and flowers, and it is a perfect place for foliage especially in fall. The view from the peak is magnificent, and you can see Tokyo Skytree in the distance.

    We had a exiting ride to the Tsukuba mount by rope way which offered a marvelous view of surrounding. Can not explain the feeling when I saw the canopy forest down while climbing up. Once you land to...

  • Ostrich Kingdom Ishioka Farm
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Prefecture Ishioka City half tree 14052
    An activity-oriented tourism farm located a 10-minute drive from the Chiyoda-Ishioka Interchange. Visitors can get up close and interact with over 50 varieties of animals, including ostriches and alpacas. In particular, the farm keeps over 200 of its namesake ostriches at any given time in a free range area. Small children can also safely interact with smaller animals at the farm like rabbits and guinea pigs, petting them and giving them food. In summer, the farm has a blueberry patch where you can pick blueberries. In the farm's barbecue ground, you can enjoy unusual dishes like grilled ostrich meat and giant fried ostrich eggs, perfect for taking pictures of and uploading to a social media site.

    アカハナグマ目当てに毎年通っている。 触る時には汚れるので、汚れてもいい服装で袖をまくって触る。 噛まれても痛く無いのだが、戯れて噛もうとしてくるので、口笛を吹いて注意を引き、その隙に首の後ろを掻いてあげると、大人しくなる。 落ち着きがなく、直ぐに噛もうとして来るが、性格は犬のように穏やかで怒らない。 他にも沢山の動物がいる。 カピバラやポニー、アルパカヤギ羊、キバタンやインコなどの鳥類も触れる...

  • Fukasaku Farm
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Hokotashi Dainigorisawa 361
    A farm and farmers market situated along National Route 51 traveling north from the Itako interchange on the Higashi-Kanto Expressway in Ibaraki Prefecture. The farm grows extremely sweet melons and fruit tomatoes using natural, effective microorganisms agriculture, a style of agriculture which combines a careful balance, of rich, healthy soil and natural, beneficial microorganisms and organic matter. The farm also sells baumkuchens awarded the Monde Selection gold award, including strawberry and melon baumkuchens which harness the fresh, tasty fruits and knowhow of the farm.

    美味しいいちごが食べられるというので行ってきました。駐車場に車を止め、受付で料金を払ってヘタ入れと練乳をもらい、ビニールハウスまでの送迎のマイクロバス乗り場にならびます。昼の12時半-13時頃でしたがマイクロバス1台分ぐらいならんでいました。乗って2、3分でビニールハウスにつき、説明を聞いて7棟あるビニールハウスを食べ歩きです。 時間制限無しの食べ放題なのですが、貰える練乳の少ないこと・・・。スプ...

  • Daigo Oyaki Gakkou
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Maginochi 2469
    An activity facility and shop located in Daigo Town, Kuji County, Ibaraki Prefecture. Here visitors can watch as skilled professionals make oyaki buns, a beloved local dish made by farming families in Daigo Town, and purchase these fresh-made, tasty finger foods. The facility also offers short oyaki making classes. Made with miso and other ingredients stuffed in a buckwheat flour dough and fried on a griddle, those participating in the facility's oyaki making classes can make their very own oyaki bun. Class participants can make either an apple or a kabocha squash oyaki; no reservations are required for groups of 10 or less.

    In case you are like me and have no idea what oyaki is well, its like a steamed bred roll with different fillings inside. In this place they have a school where you learn how to make your own and...

  • Fujita Kanko Apple Farm
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Asagawa 400
    An apple orchard located in Daigo Town in the Okukuji region identifiable by its vivid scarlet sage flowers. The orchard grows over 20 varieties of apples and visitors can enjoy apple picking here from late September until the end of November. The orchard doesn't close during this period; the varieties which visitors can pick will differ depending on the time. The orchard offers all-you-can-eat apple samples as well as bags and boxes which visitors can stuff with apples to take home with them. The orchard also offers shipping within the local region. In addition, visitors can barbecue Hitachi beef while sipping wine and purchase homemade breads, apple pies, and jams made with the orchard's apples.

    りんごの試食が食べ放題になっています。そのりんごを採れるので嬉しい! 知らないりんごの種類が沢山あって楽しめます。ただ、試食がないりんごの味はわかりませんが。 高いところのりんごは専用のキャッチ棒があるので、それで掴んで採ります。

  • Tsukubasan Cable Car & Ropeway
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    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Tsukuba 1
    A 1,300-meter long ropeway connecting Tsutsujigaoka Station (elevation 542 meters), the last point along the scenic Tsukuba Skyline road, and Nyotaisan Station (elevation 840 meters). Riders can enjoy sweeping views of the Kanto Plain, including Skytree and the sea of office buildings in Tokyo, and, on clear days, all the way to Mt. Fuji. The ropeway also operates at night, enabling visitors to take in the area's glittering nightscape.
  • Ichigoya Nomunomu
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Ishiokashi Obata 1416
    A strawberry farm situated along Prefectural Route 150 commanding a view of Mt. Tsukuba to the west. The farm grows some 20 thousand strawberry plants spread among 60-meter long 42 rows inside a giant greenhouse. The farm's strawberries span six varieties, including Tochiotome, Benihoppe, and Ibara Kiss. Visitors can enjoy 60 minute all-you-can-eat strawberry picking from January to May. The strawberries are grown using raised platforms, ensuring visitors don't need to worry about getting dirty; the farm also accommodates wheelchair users. In addition, the farm has moist towelettes and children's aprons, making it easy for parents to enjoy strawberry picking even with small children. Lastly, visitors can purchase strawberries to take home at the adjoining Yurinosato local specialty products shop.

    毎年行っています。 ここは、一時間食べ放題です。 30分制限のいちご狩りが多い中、一時間も食べるとお腹いっぱい。 周辺のいちご狩りよりも、甘くて美味しいと評判です。 冬は混みます。 開店30分前から並んでチケットを購入します。 ハウスの中は冬でもわりと暖かいですよ。 今年は5月に行きました。シーズンは終了しているので、味はどうかなーと思いましたが、素人には冬のいちごと味は変わらないなと思うほど美味...

  • Otsu Fishing Port
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    Ibaraki Pref. Kitaibarakishi Otsuchou In the ground
    A 15 minute drive from the Kita-Ibaraki Interchange. The top net fishing port in the prefecture, each year tens of thousands of tons are brought in here. Beautiful Cape Matsugasaki sprawls to the east of the port, and visitors can enjoy watching boats come in and go out, as well as enjoy a fantastic sunrise or sunset. This area is also connected with the famous Sakuradamon Incident when the chief minister was assassinated in 1860, and records from that time in the closing days of the Tokugawa shogunate government note the disembarkation of travelers from other countries. The docks are well-maintained, making the port a great place for families to do a little fishing; the most common fish you can catch here include fat greenlings and black rockfish. There’s a direct sale shop offering fresh fish just brought into port, as well as a cafeteria, and visitors can enjoy shopping or a meal while exploring the area.
  • Satomi Fureaikan
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiotashi Onakachou 3417-1
    A facility located in Hitachiota City, Ibaraki Prefecture where visitors can enjoy a variety of activities surrounded by the vast natural beauty of the area. The facility offers programs adults and children alike can enjoy, including making soba noodles with local Hitachi Aki buckwheat flour, making pizza with local vegetables in an authentic pizza oven, and woodworking using wood from the local Satomi area. The surrounding area is a green paradise and visitors can refresh body and mind through nature activities like a forest stroll or looking for local plant species. The facility has a rest area and also offers overnight lodging.

    袋田の滝を見たついでに偶然寄りました。北茨城の地元の雰囲気が出ているような場所です。かかし祭りはいろいろなところでやってますが、ここは藁で編んだ作品が多く、バラエティも豊かです。丁度終わったラグビーワールドカップを題材にした作品(リーチマイケルなど)も多く楽しめました。袋田の滝から花貫渓谷の間にあるので、紅葉散策のルートに挟むといいでしょう。

  • Nakaminato Fishing Wharf
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachinakashi Minatohonchou
    This large port, constructed at the mouth of the Naka River, provides many spots for sea fishing within its confines. It is famous for a large variety of fishes such as horse mackerel, goby, sardines, whiting, and greenling. Beginners to accomplished fishers, including families with children, can be seen enjoying this area. Many visitors from out of the prefecture visit the port for the eateries and the open fish market.
  • Hitachinaka Seaside Railway
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachinakashi Shakamachi 22-2 Naka Station
    A railway line connecting Katsuta Station and Ajigaura Station in Hitachinaka City. Various sightseeing destinations such as Hitachi Seaside Park and the Nakaminato Fish Market are situated along the line, and customers can purchase an all-day pass which allows unlimited rides. At Nakaminato Station, visitors may be welcomed by Osamu, the station's cat.
  • Shimodate Koubou
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Chikuseishi Midorimachi 2-8-19
    A facility where visitors can learn about, make, and purchase Nipponham products located a 15-minute walk from the south exit of Shimodate Station on the JR Mito Line in Chikusei City, Ibaraki Prefecture. The facility sells bockwurst, weisswurst, and other sausages; roast ham and other ham varieties; and bacon. The facility also sells exclusive Nipponham products sold no place else, like roast pork, boneless ham, and curry sausage. The facility offers homemade sausage making classes which can be reserved from one person up. The adjoining restaurant serves dishes made with original ham and sausage varieties alongside beers and wines.

    下館工房、とても良かったです。 事前に予約をすると手作りソーセージの体験ができます。 結構人気があるので予約もたいへんでした。 ひき肉をスパイスと混ぜてこねる部分から、ソーセージの肉を羊の肉に詰めて、ソーセージの形を作るところまで終わると、あとは工房側でスモークをしてくれます。最後に袋詰めして持ち帰りです。 スモークの待ち時間中に工房内のレストランでランチセットのサンドイッチを食べました...

  • Tsumugi-no-Sato
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Yukishi Yuki 2515
    An activity workshop located in Yuki City, famous for its Yuki-tsumugi pongee, situated on the grounds of Yuki Castle 20 minutes from the Sakuragawa-Chikusei interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway and 30 minutes from the Sano-Fujioka interchange on the Tohoku Expressway. Located in a quiet area surrounded by greenery, here visitors can try hataori loom weaving and aizome indigo dyeing. Using a rebuilt takabata loom, visitors can weave a coaster using threads in the colors of their choice in about 30 minutes. Visitors can also tie-dye a handkerchief or bandana using traditional aizome indigo dyeing techniques, or even bring in their own cloth or T-shirt to dye (an advance reservation is required to bring your own item for dyeing).

    結城紬の体験が出来るとHPで知り訪問しました。民家に併設された工房は、ほっとするような暖かな空間。年配の先生に教えて頂きながら小一時間、無撚糸の生糸を使った素敵な作品が出来ました。先生は始終にこやかで、仕上げを担当して下さった娘さん?も話好きで楽しかったです。 本格的にやりたい方は、帯や男性用の角帯を一本丸ごと自分の好きな色やデザインで織ることも出来るそうで、日本中から泊りで訪ねてくる方も多いとか...

  • Yasato Blueberry Farm
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Ishioka-shi Nakado 103-3
    A blueberry farm on Prefectural Route 42 in Nakado, Ishioka City. It has about 900 pesticide-free blueberry bushes of numerous varieties planted across both sloped and flat terrain. They offer blueberry picking from late June to late August. You can also enjoy blueberry gelato and freshly squeezed juice at the cafe.

    1か月の間に、3回訪れました。こんな場所に本格的ジェラートを食べさせて くださるところがあるのかと感激します。ブルーべリー、ナッツ、季節限定 モンブランも最高です。お値段450円ですが、ボリューム満点、でも甘さ控えめで 最後までおいしくいただけます。また、販売しているブルーベリージャム、マフィンがとってもおいしいです。10月まで営業とのこと

  • Nakamura Strawberry Farm
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Ishiokashi Asahi 225
    A strawberry farm located north on Prefectural Route 199 traveling from the Tsuchiura-kita Interchange on the Joban Expressway. Notably, the farm grows its strawberries using organic fertilizer and natural spring water flowing from the foot of Mt. Tsukuba. The farm grows Benihoppe strawberries as well as Ibara Kiss, an original variety developed in Ibaraki Prefecture. Both varieties are renowned for their large size, flavor, and firm juiciness. Another great thing about the farm is its convenient accessibility about 70 minutes from Tokyo. A flower park, Mt. Tsukuba, and a variety of other tourism destinations are located nearby, making the farm a perfect day trip sightseeing destination.

    いばらきっすという品種のいちご狩りで訪れました。小粒のいちごの方が若干甘くて美味しかったです。もちろん大粒のも美味しいですが。

  • Glass Studio Silica
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    Ibaraki Pref. Kitaibarakishi Hanakawachou Azuhata 2747
    A glass studio located inside Doyo no Mori Fureai Park which boasts a sweeping view of Kitaibaraki City. Here visitors can make their very own glassware piece-the studio offers a glassblowing glass on Sundays (reservation required) and burner work classes from Monday through Saturday (reservation required). The studio also offers programs with no reservations or age restrictions like gel candle making and glass sandblasting and etching, ensuring even families with young children can have fun here. Lastly, the studio offers seasonal programs such as glass wind bell painting which is offered only from spring throughout summer.
  • Forest Park Melon no Mori
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Hokotashi Ambou 1623-1
    A leisure facility where visitors can pick melons and eat Japanese-style barbecue located in Anbo, Hokota City one hour from the Mito interchange on the Joban Expressway. Visitors can pick melons from spring to fall and also dig up sweet potatoes and barbecue Hitachi beef. Surrounded by forest, visitors can take in the natural beauty while savoring fresh-picked, ripe Hokota and other melon varieties. The facility has a greenhouse in case it rains as well as a daycare center and other facilities, ensuring even families with small children can have fun here. The facility also offers opening day pizza and sweets.
  • Lacus Marina Excursion Ship White Iris
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsuchiurashi Kawaguchi 2-13-6
    A Lake Kasumigaura sightseeing boat. The boat dock is located a 10-minute walk from JR Tsuchiura Station. Operating out of the Port of Tsuchiura year-round, the boat jets across the surface of Lake Kasumigaura, the second largest lake in Japan. With a capacity of 86 people, the boat can also accommodate large groups. From fall to spring, the boat is followed by flocks of gulls, while in winter the boat has toasty kotatsu heated table seating. Tour-goers can enjoy views of the Mt. Tsukuba and Abukuma Mountain Range and, on clear days, see all the way to Mt. Fuji. Tours take from 30 to 40 minutes, and during which time tour-goers will be exposed to the vast natural beauty of Lake Kasumigaura.
  • Minami Kajuengei
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Hokotashi Kamigama 365
    A fruit farm and farm-fresh shop located a 15-minute drive from the Mito-Oarai interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway where visitors can taste delicious produce grown with rich local soil and purchase a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The farm is open from late May to early November. On the farm's spacious grounds, visitors can pick melons in early summer, corn in mid-summer, and sweet potatoes in fall. The farm has a rest area able to accommodate large groups, ensuring visitors can take their time and enjoy the rural delights of farm life. The farm has been featured on TV and in magazines and other media.

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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 - 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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