Japan Travel by NAVITIME - Japan Travel Guides, Transit Search and Itinerary Planner

Spots in Tsukuba / Ushiku Area

  • Pocket Farm Dokidoki Tsukuba Ushiku Branch
    rating-image
    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    DokiDoki Farm restaurant has become our Sunday lunch treat outing. The ambience has become somewhat like a cafeteria but the food remains to be excellent. Tasty, fresh selection. Our vegetarian...

  • Rural Kise
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Kise 1679-1 Tsukuba Culture Village
    A facility where visitors can enjoy seasonal agriculture, the great outdoors, and art. The facility is located a seven-minute drive from the Sakura-Tsuchiura interchange on the Joban Expressway. Here you can enjoy camping, ceramics classes, art, and food, and also experience the atmosphere and untouched scenery of a farming village. Some of the many facilities include a camp and barbecue ground (Forest Fontaine), a ceramics classroom (Togeisha), and gallery which sells works of art. In addition, the facility has rental offices and studios for working, hobbies, and other needs.
  • Warp Station Edo
    rating-image
    3.0
    36 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubamiraishi Minamiota 1176
    "This facility, encompassing various sets designed to look like eras of Japan's bygone past, is one of the leading outdoor film and video shooting locations in the country. Located a 10-minute drive from Miraidaira Station on the Tsukuba Express line, the facility's sets are modeled after a wide span of Japan's history, including not just the Edo period but eras ranging from the distant Warring States period to the much more recent Showa period. Visitors can get a taste of what it's like to be on set for the filming of a historical drama. Numerous television shows and movies have been filmed here using the facility's abundant array of sets, such as Edo period-style tea houses and nagaya row houses, and Meiji period-style Tokyo ""shitamachi"" workshop neighborhoods. Many of the sets employ features useful for filming productions, such as buildings which can be given two different looks depending on shooting needs."

    The buildings appear very realistic and well-maintained. The entrance fee is low and the grounds are large. You can easily spend 30+ minutes wandering around, taking pictures, and even in summer it...

  • Inaba Shuzo
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Numata 1485
    A sake brewery located at the foot of Mt. Tsukuba in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture which has been in business since 1867. Dedicated to consistent, high quality and to making sake by hand, the brewery's liquors are created with natural Mt. Tsukuba spring water welling up from a spring on the grounds. The brewery building dates back to the establishment of the company and the brewery offers tours which enable participants to observe the company's sake making and refined techniques. Aiming to enhance visitors' understanding of sake, the brewery also offers three varieties of sake for tasting as well as dishes made with sake lees. In addition, the brewery has a cafe where, with an advance reservation, visitors can enjoy lunch or dinner consisting of cuisine made with local vegetables and other ingredients.
  • Tsukuba Museum of Art, Ibaraki
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Aduma 2-8
    An art museum located a three-minute walk from exit A2 of Tsukuba Station, the last stop on the Tsukuba Express line. Opened as an annex of the Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, the museum primarily holds solo and group exhibitions. Aiming to make it possible for people of all ages to come in contact with art in a variety of ways, the museum has a lecture room and video library in addition to its exhibition space. The museum also holds Saturday lectures conducted by curators in the prefecture in which participants can hear what they have learned through study and experience as well as their unique stories. In addition, there's a cafe and museum shop which carries exhibition catalogs.
  • Tsukuba Expo ’85 Memorial Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Miyukigaoka 6
    A park erected on the site of the Expo '85 international exposition. The 10-meter tall Kagaku no Mon gate commemorates the expo; modeled after the symbol tower of the Japanese government's exposition hall, it was built to one fourth scale of the original. The silver balls suspended inside the gate depict the faces of four famous scientists, depending on the angle of the viewer. The park is also a renowned destination for cherry blossoms, and in spring some 300 Yoshino cherries come into bloom on the grounds.
  • Ushiku Nature Observation Forest
    rating-image
    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Ushikushi Kessokuchou 489-1
    This forest park in Ushiku City, Ibaraki Prefecture was created as part of a project to establish areas for making use of nature for local residents and was opened in 1990. Nature observers are permanently stationed in the park who provide the latest information on what's happening on its grounds. From plants to animals, visitors can come in contact with nature in the park in a variety of ways, including the park's centrally located Nature Center and its animal exhibits and activity corner, a beech (chinquapin) forest, owl forest, and Japanese hare hill. The Nature Center loans out binoculars and magnifying glasses and also holds events such as birdwatching and animal care classes for children.

    Ushiku Nature Park is north of Tokyo in Ibaraki Prefecture. A great place to bird watch, hike the nature trails, and just relax. A nature center there provides a place to see fish tanks and they...

  • Ushiku Swamp
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Ryugasakishi Ushikunuma
    A swamp located on the southwest side of Ushiku City, on weekends it bustles with large numbers of people come to enjoy fishing.
  • Geospatial Information Authority of Japan Science Museum of Map and Survey
    rating-image
    4.0
    56 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Kitasato 1
    "A science museum located close to the ""Kokudo Chiriin"" bus stop on the Kanto Railway Bus which leaves from Tsukuba Station in Ibaraki Prefecture. Through videos, informational panels, human body rulers, dioramas, eye measuring activities, and other exhibits, visitors can learn about the history, principles, mechanisms, and latest technologies concerning maps and surveying. At the adjoining Earth Plaza, there is a hemispherical model of the globe from the position of the Japanese islands from which visitors can get a sense of the true curvature of the planet, and Kunikaze, a former survey plane, is also on display here. The museum also holds special exhibitions, map and surveying orientations, and lectures."

    We visited with my daughters (7 and 4 years old). We spent around 2 hours there. Its a good place visit.

  • Shiki no Sato Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Moriyashi Midori 2-37
    A public park located in an industrial park district in Moriya City. Some 31,000 Japanese iris plants grow on the grounds and come into beautiful bloom each year in June.
  • Renkonya
    rating-image
    4.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Ushikushi Kamiya 1-6-8
    A restaurant serving creative cuisine created by a chef who trained in Ginza and the United States located a 15-minute walk from the east exit of Ushiku Station on the JR Joban Line. The restaurant serves hasamiage lotus root fill-and-fry made with fresh, crisp lotus root from a specially contracted farm; sweet potato buns; and harihari nabe hotpot made with Mizuna greens and Shurei pork raised in Ibaraki Prefecture. Diners can also taste fresh fish personally stocked by the owner at the market served sashimi style and grilled with yuzu. The restaurant also offers a variety of courses for a girls night out, going away event, or other party.

    This is one of the famous place in this location. They use pretty fresh seasonal vegetables, raw fish and seasonal recommended Sake they surve. Food and sake matching is sofisticated.

  • Ogawa Usen Kinenkan Ungyotei
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Ushikushi Jouchuchou 2690-3
    "A memorial museum dedicated to Ogawa Usen located not far from the last stop on the Kanto Railway Bus bound for the Mikazukibashi Shogai Gakushu Center. Usen was a painter and poet who was active from the Meiji to the Showa periods. Usen painted the farmers who lived and worked around him. He also frequently depicted kappa, a mythical water-dwelling creature, and was known as ""Kappa no Usen."" The museum is housed in the home and studio Usen built for himself in his later years and displays reproductions of his paintings as well as items the artist used as part of everyday life. A stone memorial depicting a kappa also stands nearby."
  • Hitachi beef cuisine Hitachino
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Usui 2103-5 Tsukuba-yama style reed
    A restaurant operating out of an old thatched-roof Japanese home along the Kazekaeshi Pass on Mt. Tsukuba in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture. The building was moved here from the famous Shirakawa-go and engenders an elegant and relaxing atmosphere. The establishment serves top class marbled Hitachi beef, a brand name variety of Japanese black beef, served as steaks, sukiyaki with special sauce, and grilled over charcoal Japanese barbecue style. The restaurant also offers reasonably priced items such as lunch sets and Hitachi beef hitsumabushi, as well as Western-style dishes like beef stew and sirloin cutlets.
  • Tsukuba Agricultural Research Hall
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Kannondai 3-1-1
    "A science museum located a five-minute walk from the ""Norindanchi Chuo"" bus stop on Kanto Railway Bus and Tsukuba Bus lines in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture. The museum is divided into two areas, one which introduces the results of the facility's research into agriculture and marine products in Japan, and one which presents the history and development of agriculture. The research results hall contains informational panels which present the facility's research on stable food supply and solutions of environmental issues. The agriculture history hall contains informational panels and actual agricultural tools which illustrate the evolution of farming equipment and cultivation methods."
  • Seo Orchard
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Kamisugama 952
    A fruit orchard located a 30-minute drive from the Tsuchiura-kita interchange on the Joban Expressway. Here visitors can buy farm-fresh grapes and also go grape picking themselves. The farm employs low agrochemical farming and uses rice bran and charcoal for fertilizer. Visitors can purchase grapes they pick themselves or do the farm's no time limit all-you-can-eat course. The farm grows grape varieties like sweet and full-flavored giant Kyoho; and highly sweet, seedless Pione.
  • Geological Museum
    rating-image
    4.5
    49 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Higashi 1-1-1
    A museum located 10 minutes from the Sakura-tsuchiura interchange on the Joban Expressway. The only comprehensive museum in the country dedicated to the earth sciences, here visitors can view exhibits on minerals and fossils for free. Visitors can have fun while learning about the history of the earth through exhibits like a replica of the fossilized skeleton of a Desmostylus, a mammal which lived along the North Pacific coast during the Neogene period; and three-dimensional geological models such as cross-sectional views of Mt. Fuji and the Mt. Hakone volcano complex.

    Free to park and entry Friendly staff Geology dream plenty to look and lots of interactive display . Some awesome Crystals Lift to all floors Lack some information in English but overall an...

  • Tsukuba Yabusoba
    rating-image
    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Furuku 544-1
    "A soba noodle restaurant located an eight-minute drive from the Tsuchiura-kita interchange on the Joban Expressway. Here diners can enjoy Tokyo-style soba noodles lovingly prepared using select ingredients. The buckwheat flour the restaurant uses to make its noodles is specially ordered and has a faintly sweet and fragrance. Tsuyu dipping sauce is the foundation of any soba noodle restaurant, and this establishment offers two varieties-a strongly flavored karajiru sauce made with high grade katsuobushi (dried bonito) and natural konbu, and a more lightly flavored amajiru sauce made with a blend of standard katsuobushi (dried bonito) and dried top quality katsuobushi (dried bonito). The ""Hirame Tenzaru"" set, which includes crispy flounder tempura and chilled zaru soba noodles, is one of the restaurant's most popular menu selections."

    Ive been to this restaurant for 25 years. This is one of the best Soba restaurants in Tsukuba. Not only its Soba noodle is great but also their Tempura is wonderful as well.

  • Tsukubasan Edoya
    rating-image
    3.5
    50 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Tsukuba 728
    A hot spring inn located a 35-minute drive from the Tsuchiura-kita interchange. This long-standing inn was established more than 390 years ago. The waters of the alkaline simple hot spring used to supply the inn's bathhouse are said to benefit such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, and fatigue, in addition to beautifying the skin. The inn has a large indoor bath area as well as an outdoor bath in which visitors can bath while enjoying untouched, natural, seasonal scenery. The inn's bathhouse facilities are open to non-guests and the inn sells a full array of amenities, including shampoo, conditioner, and body soap, as well as shower caps and other useful items.

    This hotel sits right next to the famous Tsukubasan Shrine, a historical Japanese shindo shrine. The cable car is right behind the shrine and it takes only about 10-min ride to the top of the...

  • Tsukubasan Onsen Tsukubayu
    rating-image
    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Tsukuba 64-9
    "A day trip hot spring bathhouse located 40 minutes from the Tsuchiura-kita interchange on the Joban Expressway. Here visitors can spend a whole day enjoy a variety of baths in the magnificent nature of Mt. Tsukuba. The bathhouse source hot spring, the Mt. Tsukuba Onsen, is an alkaline simple hot spring. Its waters are colorless and odorless and said to benefit such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, and sensitivity to cold. In addition to an outdoor bath, large indoor bath, sauna, cold bath, and bubble bath, the bathhouse also has the only reservable private hot spring bath in the Mt. Tsukuba area. The bathhouse restaurant's kamameshi rice dishes are particularly popular, such as the ""Tori Kamameshi"" chicken and rice, ""Sansai Kamameshi"" edible wild plants and rice, and the ""Kani Kamameshi"" crab and rice prepared right in front of diners."

    筑波山登山から神社参拝して食事の後に日帰り温泉利用。神社前のバス停から徒歩15分。我々の他ニ、三組位しか客居らず。入浴後の休憩室も閑散として11月三連休最終日にこの様子は最早穴場中の穴場と言えるかも。

  • Tenshi no Oyatsu
    rating-image
    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ibaraki Pref. Ushikushi Chuou 5-11-3
    "A Western confectionary shop fun for children and adults located a three-minute walk from Ushiku Station on the JR Joban Line. The shop is dedicated to being a place where a child can come by themselves to purchase sweets. White walled, with large, floor-to-ceiling windows, the shop is bright and airy, and its many colorful, attractive sweets fill its display cases. The shop's ""Meromero Kumacchi, limited to just 50 children a day, and its illustrated cookies available in a variety of designs are particularly popular. The shop also offers an abundant array of other choice sweets like tarts made with domestically grown strawberries and ""Queen"" decorated cakes perfect for a special day."

    A good taste, 「kasama」mont blanc. 今が旬の「笠間栗」モンブラン。 濃厚な素材そのままの味。 なかにもコロコロと栗がいます。 「茨城栗」モンブランはクリーム味。 ほかにも栗タルト、秋のケーキ、栗ムース が気になりました。

Ibaraki Areas

around-area-map

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.

Ibaraki Photo Album

Browse Interests