Spots in Kasumigaura / Tsuchiura / Kashima Area

  • Kashima-jingu Shrine
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    4.5
    339 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.
  • Kijo Park
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    3.0
    65 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.

    先日池の水全部抜くを実施していたので今後改善されるのか経過観察したいです。周辺の散策もできるのでぜひお越しください。

  • Comorebi Ibaraido Forest
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    3.5
    28 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.

    初めて行きましたがとっても広くて驚きました。 皆さん来慣れているみたいで、中にはテントがたくさん! シルバニアパークもあるので朝から晩までここで遊べます。 レストランやおみやげ屋さんがあったり動物もいたり。 子供は大喜びでしたが旅館を予約していたので3時間ほどで切り上げることになってしまいました。 また行きたいと言っています。

  • Kasumigaura Fureai Land
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Namegatashi Tamatsukuri Kou 1234
    "A science theme park dedicated to water located near the Kasumigaura Fureai Land bus stop on the Kantetsu Green Bus leaving from Tsuchiura Station in Ibaraki Prefecture. There's a water drop-themed museum and a science hall where visitors can learn hands-on about themes such as ""life and water"" and ""water usage."" The Rainbow Tower on the grounds commands a view of Lake Kasumigaura and Mt. Tsukuba and, on clear days, Mt. Fuji. Finally, there's a water park with an area where young children can play in an area enclosed by several large boulders."

    初訪問ですが、展望台に登らなければ無料で楽しめます。広場には滑り台等があり子供連れにはいいかも。展望台は大人300円ですが霞ヶ浦の広さを知ることが出来ます。

  • 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。

  • Namegata Farmers Village
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    3.5
    31 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...

  • Minato Park
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    鹿島港の近くにあり、タワーがシンボルです。近くの公園でも遊ぶことが出来ます。タワーからは鹿島港を一望できます。

  • Tsuchiura City Kasumigaura Comprehensive Park
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    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.

    手作り感満載の水槽があり、霞ヶ浦の魚などの生物が紹介されています。施設としてはかなり老朽化しています。いつもトイレを利用させて頂いています。

  • 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...

  • Aeon Mall Tsuchiura
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    3.5
    25 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.

    我香港的家樓下就有一個AEON MALL店。 而這一家基本上和我家樓下的一定十分接近。 賣的東西也差不多,不算十分特別的。

  • Namegata City Tourist Product Center Koikoi
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    3.5
    7 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."

    ご当地バーガーのなめパックンを求めて土浦駅からランニングでやってきました。お昼をわずかに過ぎた時間でしたが既に売り切れ。平日だったしそれほど多く作ってないのでしょうか。他の行方バーガーはとても美味しかったので、またなめパックンを求めて走ってこようと思います。

  • 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。

  • 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。

  • Takano Foods Natto Museum
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Omitama-shi Noda 1542
    A museum in Noda, Omitama City. It’s part of the Takano Foods factory, a natto fermented bean maker known as “Okame Natto.” Visitors learn about natto via displays on its history, the fermentation process, other natto versions from around the world, etc. They also offer tours of the natto factory (reservations required).

    You have to reserve the tour in advance, and they didnt have any slots available for the time we were in the area. So instead, we visited the Natto museum. The museum gives you a good overview of...

  • 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。

  • 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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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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