Other Sightseeing Spots in Ibaraki Area

  • Ryujin Big Suspension Bridge
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiotashi Keganochou 2133-6
    Ryujin Big Suspension Bridge located in Okukuji Prefectural Nature Park in Ibaraki Prefecture is a suspension bridge that crosses over Ryujin Gorge and boasts the longest length in Honshu. There is a carillon called “Mori no Kane” is on the opposite bank, and it is popular among couples as it needs two people to press a button simultaneously. From the hanging bridge of a maximum height of 100 meters, you can do bungie jumping, and there are also various seasonal events such as the koinobori (a carp streamer) festival and the suifusoba festival where Hitachiaki soba noodles, a local specialty, can be enjoyed.

    Its a 320 yen excuse to be in natural surroundings. The bridgeway is connected to various nature walks but most of those were closed for maintenance in January 2020 . Theres the bungee of course.

  • Kairakuen
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    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Tokiwachou 1-3-3
    This Japanese-style garden in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture was created by Tokugawa Nariaki—ninth lord of the Mito clan—in 1842. Along with Kanazawa’s Kenroku-en and Okayama’s Korakuen, it is one of Japan’s Top Three Gardens, and is nationally designated as both Historical Sites and Places of Scenic Beauty. It’s also famous for plum-viewing in spring, with roughly 3,000 plum trees in 100 varieties. The flowers and trees are beautiful year-round, with azaleas, cherry blossoms and fall leaves teaming up with Lake Senba to make memorable scenes. Every year, the “Mito Plum Festival” is held from late February to March.
  • Minato Park
    26 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Kamisushi Higashifukashiba 10
    A park located in the center of the Port of Kashima, one of the largest artificially excavated ports in the world. At night from the top of the park's 52-meter tall observation tower, visitors can get a sweeping view of the glittering factories operating in the Kashima coastal industrial zone. On New Year's Day, the park is open from 6:00 a.m., and the sight of the first sunrise of the new year emerging from beyond the industrial zone is stirring.


  • Oarai Marine Tower
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    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Minatochuou 10
    This 60-meter-tall symbolic tower in Oarai Town, Higashiibaraki County, Ibaraki Prefecture was opened in 1988. At 55 meters above ground, the observatory deck offers you a grand panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, Nikko Nasu Mountains, Mt. Tsukuba, and Mt. Fuji. The tower interior includes souvenir shops, a marine theater, and a cafe themed on “Girls und Panzer” —an anime set in Oarai.
  • Makabe Important Preservation District for Group of Traditional Buildings
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    Ibaraki Sakuragawa Makabecho
    This historic town area was created by the Makabe clan at the end of the distant Warring States period and even today visitors can view more than 300 kura warehouses and misegura combined storehouse/warehouses.
  • Howaen
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    Ibaraki Mito-shi Matsumotocho 13-19
  • Mt. Yamizo Lookout Deck
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    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Kaminomiya
    This observatory built to resemble a castle is on the summit of Mt. Yamizo, the highest peak in Ibaraki Prefecture. It's on the border between Ibaraki and Fukushima Prefectures. At 16.5 meters high, it offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including the Okukuji, Nikko, Nasu, and Abukuma ranges.
  • Kasumigaura Ohashi Bridge
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    Ibaraki Prefecture Kasumigaura City-City of the City
    National Route 354 runs along this roughly one-kilometer long bridge over Kasumigaura Bay that connects Kasumigaura City and Namegata City. It was originally a toll bridge, but these days you can cross for free. On the Namegata City side of the bridge there are facilities such as Takasuzaki Park, Roadside Station Tamatsukuki, and Kasumigaura Fureai Land.
  • Ryujin Dam
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    Ibaraki Hitachiota-shi Shimotakakuracho 2153
    A dam in Shimotakakura-cho, Hitachiota City. Built on the Ryujin River—a tributary of the Yamada River—it supplies water and helps control floods in the Yamada River basin. Ryujin Lake is the dam's reservoir. The area around it offers outdoor activities like hiking, camping, canoeing, etc. Ryujin Suspension Bridge is the longest in Honshu and has a superb view overlooking the lake.
  • Koyama Dam
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  • Iida Dam
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    Ibaraki Kasama-shi Iida
  • Ipponbashi
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    Ibaraki Tsukuba-shi
  • Meibasatokyo
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    Ibaraki Prefecture Takahagi
  • Hitachi Lighthouse
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    Ibaraki Hitachi-shi Omikacho
  • Suifu Bridge
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    Ibaraki Mito-shi Suifucho
  • Suigo Ohashi
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    Chiba Katori-shi Sawararo
  • Ishige Bridge
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    Ibaraki Joso-shi Motoishige
  • Mito Ohashi
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    Ibaraki Mito-shi Wakamiyacho
  • Hosomi Bridge
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    Ibaraki Tsukuba-shi Hosomi
  • Wakakusa Ohashi
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    Ibaraki Kitasoma-gun Tonemachi Kanoshinden

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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