Spots in Kasumigaura / Tsuchiura / Kashima Area

  • Kashima-jingu Shrine
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    4.5
    343 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Kashimashi Kyuchu 2306-1
    Located in Kashima City, Ibaraki Prefecture, this old shrine is said to have been constructed in 600BC, during the inaugural year of Emperor Jinmu. It is the oldest in the Kanto region and the head shrine of the approximately 600 Kashima Shrines across the country. The grounds feature a main hall, one of Japan’s Top 3 Tower Gates, pebbles, and a treasure hall with a straight sword designated as a National Treasure. The “Great Imperial Ofuna Festival” held once every 12 years is famous.

    The shrine is considered as one of the three most important shrines in the Kanto area and is said to have been founded in the 6th century B.C.in the era of the legendary emperor Jimmu. The forest is...

  • Kashima Soccer Stadium
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    4.0
    82 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Kashimashi Jinkouji Goyama 26-2
    This soccer stadium is located a two-minute walk from Kashima Soccer Stadium Station on the Oarai Kashima Line. Built in 1993 as Japan's first fully-fledged dedicated soccer stadium, the facility is used as the home stadium of the J1 League Kashima Antlers. Sprinklers, underground heating, and other methods are used to maintain the condition of the stadium's natural grass field, and, during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the stadium's characteristics were utilized for world-class play.

    Spend 2 days in the stadium 17-18 September in the stadium as a match commissioner for the match Kashima Antlers (Japan ) vs Guangzhou Evergrande FC (CHN) well organize , clean , on 18 September 2019...

  • Ami Premium Outlets
    Shopping
    4-1-1 Yoshimi Ami-machi, Inagi-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture
    This outlet mall that opened in 2009 is right off the Ken-O Expressway Ami-Higashi Interchange. Capturing the style of the American West-Coast here you’ll find almost 150 different shops made up of popular foreign brands, casual brands, lifestyle shops, and restaurants. The wide aisles throughout the mall make it easy to traverse for those with strollers or wheelchairs. A kid’s room and nursing room are also available on site.
  • Aeon Mall Tsuchiura
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ibaraki Tsuchiura-shi Kamitakatsu 367
    A shopping mall in Kamitakatsu, Tsuchiura City. In addition to the AEON's Tsuchiura branch – the mall's main shop – there are also stores selling fashion items, miscellaneous goods, books, musical instruments, and more. There's a movie theater too, as well as a food court and restaurant area.

    市街地中心部からは3キロほど離れた郊外にありました。自家用車の利用ならば、土浦駅東口からの高架式自動車専用道路の利用で、途中の信号が1か所のみで到達できるので便利です。最近では、施設の北西入り口側にドライブスルーでの購入品受け取り場所も設置されたので、自家用車利用客はますます便利になったと思います。

  • Comorebi Ibaraido Forest
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    3.5
    29 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Inashikishi Kamikimiyama 2060-1
    Located in natural environs in Inashiki City, Ibaraki Prefecture, this interactive theme park is popular with families. This park is filled with outdoor activities for children including a field athletic course suspended through the trees, and a small animal petting zoo. Families can try their hand at cooking and craft making, from any of the extensive workshops. On site is a restaurant, a hall, and barbecue facilities where homemade sausage, and the park’s original pizza can be enjoyed.

    初めて訪れました。日曜日でしたが人も少なく、のんびりゆっくりと 楽しむことができました。4歳児を連れて行きました。ゴーカートやバスで園内を1周したり、スワンのボートを漕いだり、ポニーに乗ったりと充実していました。 動物と触れ合う場もあり、4歳児はとても楽しむことができました。 園も広く、自然がいっぱいです。 レストランでいただいたパスタもセットの ソーセージもおいしく、ソーセージはお土産に購入しま...

  • Kijo Park
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    3.0
    66 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsuchiurashi Chuou 1-13
    The grounds of this public park enclose the inner citadel of Tsuchiura Castle, the symbol of Tsuchiura City, as well as a portion of the castle's outer citadel. The park also features a natural grass lawn and beech trees designated Prefectural Natural Monuments, and the park serves as a space for relaxation and refreshment to the residents of the city.

    現在は公園になっており園内には当時の面影の残る内堀や再建された門があり当時から残る太鼓櫓門も現存していますので当時の雰囲気をかすかに感じることができます。

  • Namegata Farmers Village
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    3.5
    32 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Namegatashi Uzaki 1561
    Namegata Farmers Village in Uzaki, Namegata City, Ibaraki Prefecture is an interactive agricultural theme park. At Yakiimo Factory Museum made by utilizing a former school building, you can learn about sweet potatoes and baked potatoes. It also holds a hands-on class for making sweet potato. You can also have your own farm, and both families and couples can enjoy the whole day at a restaurant that uses local vegetables and a facility which you can catch crayfish.

    I went there without high expectations but liked the overall experience. this place used to be an elementary school that closed down and now the building is used as a sweet potato farm and factory...

  • Kasumigaura Aquarium
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Kasumigaurashi Saka 910-1
    An aquarium facing the north side of Lake Kasumigaura, the second largest lake in Japan. The aquarium displays freshwater fish from Kasumigaura, over 1,000 saltwater fish spanning 130 species from around the world, and reptiles. The aquarium's diverse facilities include a panoramic tank where visitors can watch char and Japanese huchen swimming, and round tanks which make it possible to view the occupants from 360 degrees. The aquarium is designed to teach visitors who walk through it about the ecosystem of Kasumigaura. The aquarium also holds events like giving visitors the chance to feed tortoises. The aquarium is perfect for families with children as well.

    歩崎公園の、中にある本当に小さな水族館です。人も少なく3歳の子供が踏み台に上りゆっくりお魚が見られたりして、生き物を身近に感じることができる良い場所でした。大きな水族館には迫力や、インパクトや、華やかさがありますが、そこには ない味わいを感じました。霞ヶ浦に生息する魚を、丁寧に展示してあり大人も ゆっくり楽しむことができました。お子様ずれにお勧めです。

  • Tsuchiura Fish Market
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsuchiurashi Nakamuranishine 9-3
    "A restaurant and seafood shop. The shop can be reached by taking a 15-minute ride on the bus leaving near the west exit of Arakawaoki Station on the JR Joban Line and walking five minutes from the ""Tuchiura Sangyo Gakuin"" stop, or by traveling from the Sakura-tsuchiura interchange on the Joban Expressway and taking a left turn at the Sasagi intersection. Stocking its wares direct from ports across the country, the establishment offers seafood that is fresher and more delicious than other places. Particularly popular restaurant selections include the ""Sanshoku-don"" rice bowl topped with sea urchin, ikura salted salmon roe, and negitoro minced tuna with Welsh onions; the ""Kaisen-don"" seafood rice bowl; and the ""Yakizakana Teishoku"" set meal, which includes the chef's most recommended seasonal fish flavorfully broiled. On Saturday's, the restaurant offers all-you-can-eat fresh tuna."

    This place was very good to have a budget seafood lunch a few years ago but its food & service quality has obviously gone to poor since it starts getting featured in TV shows and becoming one of...

  • Ono Shiosai Hamanasu Park
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Kashimashi Tsunore 2096-1
    "A public park commanding a view of the Kashima Sea. The park's array of facilities include a huge, 154-meter long jumbo slide facing the ocean and other playground equipment, as well as a lovely walking path which follows a mountain stream. Visitors are also encouraged to come to take a walk here and enjoy the park's cherry blossoms, plum flowers, Japanese roses, and other seasonal flowering plants. The ""Uchu Tenboto"" tower offers a 360 panoramic view of the area."

    公園は、散策するのには、適当な広さだった、有料だが、展望台に上がると、海が眼下に一望に広がり良かったです。気象条件により富士山も見えるようだ。また、プラネタリウムもあり、鹿島上空の天体観測もできた。歴史資料館も貴重な資料が多く展示してあり、見聞が広められた。駐車場は、広い。

  • Namegata City Tourist Product Center Koikoi
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Shopping
    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."

    霞ヶ浦大橋を渡ってすぐのところにあります。道の駅的な施設です。新鮮な野菜や、カフェもあります。トイレ休憩にもぴったりです。霞ヶ浦もすぐそばです。

  • Yura no Sato Tsuchiura
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ibaraki Tsuchiura-shi Manabeshinmachi 20-43

    ドライブの途中で立ち寄り。土日料金は100円高く810円で出入りはできません。 なにげにサウナと思って入ったところが『塩サウナ』。中に塩がいっぱいあり、身体にすり込み、汗で溶ける迄待ちます。温度はあまり高くないので負担はありません。 出てからシャワーで洗い流すとなんとお肌がツルツルしっとり。びっくりです。

  • Chosho-ji Temple
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    4.5
    17 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Itakoshi Itako 428
    This ancient Rinzai Buddhist temple, founded in 1185, is notable for its thatch roofed main temple building, a rarity in Japan. According to records, the temple was built by Minamoto no Yoritomo to pray for continued luck in war, and the temple's copper bell was gifted to it in the distant Kamakura period. The temple possesses numerous valuable historical artefacts and items designated Cultural Properties by the national government, prefecture, and city, making it an essential destination for those looking to experience the history of Itako City.

    The town of Itako is not busy when there are no iris flowers like in May, June, nevertheless, once I stepped into this temple ground last month, I was overtaken by quietness and serenity. It belongs...

  • Tsuchiura Machikado Kura Daitoku
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    まちかど蔵:大徳蔵と野村蔵 A cluster of several warehouses built on merchant residences in the late Edo period survive to this day and house souvenir stores, restaurants, exhibitions of artefacts and, also...

  • Komachi no Yakata
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsuchiurashi Ono 491
    A local mixed-use complex named after the famous Heian period poet Ono no Komachi, said to have died in Tsuchiura's Ono district, a 30-minute drive from Tsuchiura Station on the JR Joban Line in Ibaraki Prefecture. Inside, visitors will find a local specialty products shop, tourist information corner, Komachi gallery, and educational hall. A soba noodle making class is offered in the activity hall for a small fee and there's also a rest area from which visitors can take in the vast, beautiful scenery of the area. The facility is also adjoined by a farm-fresh shop, cafe, and the Salon Komachi restaurant, which serves Hitachi Aki soba noodles.

    四季の風景が感じられ、水車もその風景にマッチしております。手打ちそばが食べられるのでぜひ食べてください。冬場はけんちんがあるので郷土の味を楽しんでください。

  • Tsuchiura City Museum
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsuchiurashi Chuou 1-15-18
    A history museum adjoining Kijo Park (Tsuchiura Castle ruins) 10 minutes from the Tsuchiura-kita or Sakura-tsuchiura interchanges on the Joban Expressway. The first floor of the museum is dedicated to the culture of the Tsuchiya clan, the clan which once rules the area, and includes displays of swords and tea ceremony implements owned by the clan. The second floor looks at local life as it has been supported by Lake Kasumigaura and introduces the history and culture of Tsuchiura. The museum changes the contents of its exhibits on a seasonal basis and also holds special exhibitions. There's also an interactive learning space in the second-floor exhibition hall.

    江戸時代に土浦城の本丸があった亀城公園に隣接した場所に立地しています。無料の施設も全国あちこちで見かけますが、105円の低価格の入館料で入場できる博物館は珍しいですよね。土浦市を中心に県南地区の歴史や風土を学ぶことができます。土浦が陸運だけでなく水運で江戸や東北、房総と繋がって要所であったことがより理解できました。

  • Ayumizaki Park
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Kasumigaurashi Saka
    This park, located about a 40-minute drive from the Chiyoda Ishioka Interchange or the Tsuchiura Kita Interchange off of the Joban Highway, has many various facilities. It not only has been designated as a Suigo-Tsukuba Quasi-National Park, but is also one of the Top 100 Ibaragi Sights, and the Top 100 Nature Scenes of Ibaragi Castle. Inside the park is an observatory from which a panoramic view of Lake Kasumigaoka, the second largest in Japan, can be enjoyed. The park has an aquarium, a history museum, the Ayumian meeting area, a garden of historic dwellings, a forested garden area as well as a lake-side shore area that is popular with families. The aquarium fosters not only the fresh water fish that swim in the Lake Kasumigaura, but also the seemingly phantom fresh water ito fish of the salmon family.

    平日、つくば霞ヶ浦りんりんロードをランニングしている途中に立ち寄りました。敷地内にかすみがうら市交流センターなどもありそちらは新しくよく手入れされているようでしたが、園内の公衆トイレはボロボロで使えるのかどうか怪しい状況。もうちょっと整備を頑張ってほしいかな。

  • Bijin-no-Yu Yunohana
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ibaraki Kamisu-shi Onohara 4-7-1
    "A hot spring bathhouse in Onohara4-Chome, Kamisu City. They have their own hot spring source and only use its water for the baths. It's a sodium-chloride springs that contains more than twice the normal amount of metasilicic acid, which is said to beautify the skin. Baths include their famous ""Tsuboyu"" as well as an outdoor bath. They also have a large sauna with a TV. Its array of other facilities includes a tatami-mat rest area where you can read comics and magazines, a nap room, and a restaurant."

    日帰り温泉です、ホテルに宿泊した際に利用しました。地元の人でかなり混雑していますが、確かにその価値はあります。循環してますが加水は無し、塩素臭はしますが温泉のヌルヌル感あり、日帰り温泉としての質は良い方だと!カードやキャッシュレス何も使えないのが不便。飲み物も常に小銭が必要なのが面倒だなー。

  • Tsuchiura City Kasumigaura Comprehensive Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsuchiurashi Oiwata 145
    A large park with an abundance of natural areas sprawling on the shore of Lake Kasumigaura. Facilities include a large playground, pool, aquatic plant garden, and rest house, and the park is particularly popular with families. The Dutch windmill which serves as a symbol of the park was erected to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Tsuchiura City; there's an observatory located halfway up the windmill's tower.
  • Megmilk Snow Brand Ami Factory
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Inashikigunamimachi Hoshinosato 22 Ami Eastern Industrial Park
    A factory located a five-minute drive from the Ami-higashi interchange on the Ken-O Expressway. The factory, opened in 2014, makes Megmilk Snow Brand dairy products such as processed cheeses and margarine. The factory makes some 200 varieties of products, making it the largest operated by Megmilk Snow Brand. Visitors can have fun here while learning about cheese and margarine, take commemorative photos using special photo sets, try a virtual reality experience which shows how cheese is made, and sample some of the company's products.

    町内会で予約、最新のチーズ工場見学をしました。2014年から稼働、ここで雪印のチーズやマーガリンを製造、全国に出荷してるそうです。初めに大型スクリーンで工場の概要を見てから見学しますが、ロボット導入で人がとても少なかったです。途中、VR(バーチャルリアリティ)体験、幼稚園の年長児くらいから楽しめそうです。最後にチーズの試食、売店でお買い物も出来ました。人気で予約が取りにくいようですがお勧めです。

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