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  • 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...

  • Shimodate Museum of Art
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    Ibaraki Pref. Chikuseishi Hei 372 Arterio 3F
    An art museum which preserves and displays works of art by artists connected to Chikusei City such as potter Itaya Hazan and painter Morita Shigeru. The museum is located on the third floor of the Chiiki Koryu Center Arterio down Prefectural Route 305 traveling from JR Shimodate Station. Distinguished by its glass exterior, visitors can also enjoy the sight of Mt. Tsukuba and the surrounding scenery from the building's lobby and sky promenade. In addition to its standing exhibition, the museum holds special exhibitions, workshops, artwork appreciation meets, and a full array of other events. Easily accessible and casual in atmosphere, the museum also serves as a community gathering space.
  • Tsumugi no Yakata
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    Ibaraki Pref. Yukishi Yuki 12-2
    A museum dedicated to preserving Yuki-tsumugi pongee for future generations located a 10-minute walk from the north exit of JR Yuki Station. The museum's grounds enclose several elegant kominka (old Japanese-style house) repurposed into an exhibition hall, shop, and museum hall. Handed down from generation to generation, Yuki-tsumugi was born of human ingenuity and cultivated by the natural abundance of the area. Enwrapped in the museum's quiet, calming atmosphere, visitors can experience the history and beauty of this craft, in addition to being able to purchase high quality silk Yuki-tsumugi goods which are perfect for gifts. There's also a gallery / cafe on the grounds housed in a remodeled old combined shop and house (Misegura) where visitors can enjoy a cup of tea while taking in a standing exhibit.
  • Sakasai Castle Park
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    Ibaraki Pref. Bandoushi Sakasai 1262
    A park designated a Prefectural Historic Site encompassing the site of Sakasai Castle, a plains castle constructed in the late Warring States period. Built in 1577 by the Later Hojo clan to serve as a base for their expansion into northern Kanto, the castle was destroyed by the mighty samurai lord Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1590 and abandoned. Today, the outer moat and portions of the castle base still remain in an untouched state. Castle facilities such as the main gate, bridge, walls, main building, and two-tier tower have been reconstructed in based on archeological excavations, showing what the castle looked like in its heyday and giving visitors the chance to feel like they've gone back in time. Some 200 cherry trees grow on the grounds, including Beni Sashima cherries, an endemic Ibaraki variety, and the park is a top local destination for viewing cherry blossoms in the spring.
  • Kogakubo Park
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Kogashi Kounosu 399-1
    "A large park with spacious grounds spanning 25 hectares. The park encloses several historic structures, including the Nakayama Residence, a large farmhouse built in the mid-Edo period; and the Tobita Residence, the oldest ""magariya""-style building in the prefecture. The park is also a renowned destination for flower viewing, and some 1,500 flowering peach trees spanning five varieties grow on the grounds, in addition to a lotus pond in which grow Oga lotuses, an ancient lotus variety. The Koga Peach Festival is held at the park each year when the trees are in bloom, attracting many visitors who come to enjoy the beauty of the flowers."

    3月は桃と桜が満開で見頃です。土日はとても混みますが平日はゆっくり見れますよ! Good season is March! Becose fulled bloom on March. This place best recommend!

  • Kokaigawa Fureai Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Shimotsumashi Horigome 1650-1
    "A park dedicated to ""nature and people"" which is divided into seven zones, including a nature watching zone, children's area, and barbecue ground. Each year in May, some two million poppy plants carpet the grounds with their flowers."
  • Uenonuma Yasuragi no Sato Campground
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Sakuragawashi Uenoharachishinden 48
    A campground surrounded by forest sprawling on the shore of Ueno-numa Pond a 10-minute drive from Iwase Station on the JR Mito Line in Ibaraki Prefecture. In addition to standard caravan campsites, the campground also has sites with AC electricity and cabins with refrigerators and showers. At the campground's barbecue ground and barbecue house, campers can rent equipment such as steel plates and colanders for barbecuing. The campground also has a multipurpose ground and tennis courts and can be used for Kids' club and workplace retreats in addition to family camping trips.

    上野沼のほとりにあるオートキャンプ場で、AC電源付きのテントサイトが完備されています。キャビンもあるので、気軽にアウトドアができます。バーベキュー設備も整っており、日帰り利用も多いです。桜川筑西インターにも近く、アクセスもよいです。

  • Ishioka City Tsukubane Auto Camping Ground
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Ishiokashi Obata 2132-14
    A campground located a 30-minute drive from the Tsuchiura-kita interchange on the Joban Expressway. Commanding an up-close view of Mt. Tsukuba, the campground is a popular destination to enjoy a casual camping trip throughout the year. The campground's full array of facilities includes caravan campsites, cabins, and a vast grass lawn surrounded by forest, and here visitors can enjoy overnight camping or just come for a quick day trip. The campground offers tent, lantern, cooking stove, and other equipment rentals as well as a service which provides all the ingredients needed to cook a meal already cut and prepped (advance reservation required).
  • Yamato Horse Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Sakuragawashi Okunitama 4432-6
    A horseback riding club located a five-minute drive from Yamato Station on the JR Mito Line. The club offers an environment in which men and women of all ages can enjoy horseback riding. The club offers horseback riding lessons which include conscientious instruction for those who have never ridden before, horse trekking with trotting sections for those with experience, and more. The club also offers horseback archery using real bows and arrows. The club rents the appropriate archery wear and equipment and instruction is provided personally by the club president. Thanks to exposure via SNS, there are many participants from foreign countries as well.
  • Higashi Tsukuba Yuutopia
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Ishiokashi Yoshiu 2730-3
    A nature park and zoo located next to the Saikoin Temple northeast of Mt. Tsukuba a 25-minute drive from the Tsuchiura-kita interchange. The zoo's shows, featuring monkeys, wild boar, and cats, are particularly popular. In the petting zoo area, visitors can play with rabbits and other small animals and see ponies and bears up close. The park also has a cafe and walking paths. In addition, the park, situated among the mountains, boasts excellent scenery and visitors can enjoy seasonal sights like azaleas and fall foliage. Lastly, the park offers outdoor activities like paragliding.

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  • Ibaraki Nature Museum
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Bandoushi Osaki 700
    Ibaraki Natural Museum, opened in 1994, is a new type of natural science museum. In addition to the normal exhibitions of natural history materials there are also outdoor facilities in the area covering 15.8 hectares, including trampolines, and water parks to keep children happily amused. The mini aquarium displaying creatures from Ibaraki’s rivers and sea is also popular.

    さすが博物館内のレストランといったところ。テーブルレイアウトも良く,大きな窓から外の景色が見える。店内の雰囲気もいい。料理も,自然史博物館ならではのメニューがあり,味もよい。

  • Hitachi Fudokinooka
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Ishiokashi Someya 1646
    This historic park is located in Ishioka City, Ibaraki Prefecture. It features an observatory platform modeled to look like the head of a shishi (lion), a public square with a playground, and a waterfront park for enjoying flowers in all seasons, including cherry blossoms. For a fee, you can enter the excavated ruins recreated as Kanoko Ruins Park or the Square of Restored Ancient Homes, even checking the inside to see historical documents and artifacts on display. There is also a retail shop and a restaurant that serves ostrich meat from Ishioka City and Idaten soba. Soba-making classes are held here too.

    東京の枝垂れ桜を楽しめなかったので、少し時期のずれている茨城へ足を伸ばして行ってみました。 春休み中の平日に伺いましたが、駐車場渋滞をしていました。時間によってはすんなり入れていたのでタイミングとは思いますが、混む時間もあるようです。 駐車場も大きな桜があり、期待して園内に入ると、園内一体にしだれ桜があり、通路の右、左からしだれ桜が垂れて、トンネルができていました。 しだれ桜の美しさに満足する本数...

  • Daichi Shimotsuma Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Shimotsuma-shi Osagaya 90
    A strawberry farm located 500 meters west of the Kujira Intersection on National Route 294. Once the plants begin to bear fruit, the farm uses no agricultural chemicals whatsoever, aiming to produce safe, healthy strawberries using only temperature and water management alone. From January to the end of May, the farm offers Tochiotome strawberry picking. The farm works to ensure everyone can enjoy strawberry picking. All of the farm's strawberries are grown using raised planters, making picking a breeze; the wide lanes between planters also ensure persons using wheelchairs and strollers can easily enter. The farm's shop sells its strawberries as well as strawberries for making jams, not normally sold in supermarkets; and tomatoes from Ishige Farm.
  • Yasato Kanko Kaju Kumiai
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Ishioka-shi Kakioka 5680-1
    The Yasato area is blessed with a warm climate perfect for growing fruit and around 50 tourist farms can be found in the area. These farms grow strawberries, grapes, blueberries, Asian pears, persimmons, mandarin oranges, and a variety of other fruit, and visitors can enjoy fruit picking here year round.
  • Nakamura Strawberry Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Shimotsuma City Furusato Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Shimotsuma-shi Nagatsuka Otsu 77
  • Honba Yuki-Tsumugi Kyodokan
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Yuki-shi Yuki 116

    結城にある神社仏閣めぐりの途中立ち寄りました。お寺ばかりをみ過ぎて、気分転換したかったので丁度良かったです。こちらの館には結城紬の展示がありました。そして実演もしていました。入場料はかかりません。スタッフの人が色々説明もしてくれます。結城紬、それまで全く知りませんでした。

  • Koga Machikado Art Museum
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    3.0
    10 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Koga-shi Chuocho 2-6-60

    篆刻美術館に隣接していますが、こちらは入館無料。他の美術館から借りてきた、また市民から公募した作品を時期限定で展示する企画展専門の美術館。 無料なので、気軽に入館できる良さがあります。スタッフのみなさんも親切。

  • Koga City Sanwa Furusato no Mori
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Koga-shi
  • Bando Folk Muse (Bando City Sashima Library and Bando City Museum)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Bando-shi Yama 2726

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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.

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