Nature Spots in Mito / Oarai / Hitachinaka Area

  • Oarai Coast
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Minatochuou
    Oarai Beach, part of the Oarai Prefectural Seaside Park, is located along Oarai Town, Higashiibaraki County, Ibaraki Prefecture. Famous for fishing spots, the Oarai lighthouse, and especially New Year’s sunrises seen through the Kamiiso Torii built on the rocky outcropping with the sound of great breaking waves. This 1.2 kilometer long beach attracts many visitors in the summer. The Oarai Beach was chosen as one of Japan’s Top 100 Shorelines and Top 100 White Sand Beaches with Pine Groves.
  • Lake Senba
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    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Sembachou 3080
    This gourd shaped lake, roughly three kilometers in circumference is a favorite place for local residents to rest and relax. Many Yoshino cherries and other cherry tree varieties grow around the lake, making it a renowned destination for cherry blossom viewing, and in spring visitors can enjoy flower viewing along with the pleasant songs of wild birds.
  • Gozenyama
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    Ibaraki Higashiibaraki-gun Shirosatomachi Gozenyama
    "A 156-meter-high mountain standing along the Naka River in the Katsura area in Shirosato Town, Ibaraki Prefecture. During the Edo period, the Mito Tokugawa clan banned logging in the area, and today the area is still naturally lush. In fall, the area is dyed a vivid red by the autumn foliage as if on fire, and the area encompassing the Nakagawa Bridge spanning the front of the mountain is known as the ""Arashiyama of Kanto,"" an allusion to another famous naturally beautiful area in Japan. There is a bell tower near the top of the mountain from which visitors can get a sweeping view of the Naka River and surrounding area. There are trails on the mountain and guide signs, making it easy even for beginners to hike to the top. Also note that Roadside Station Katsura is located at the foot of the mountain, providing drivers with convenient access to the area."
  • Nakaminato Minato
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Hitachinaka-shi Kaimoncho 1
  • Ajigaura Kaigan
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    Ibaraki Hitachinaka-shi Ajigauracho
  • Hiraisohakuakiso
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachinakashi Hiraisochou San~tsu Tsukaji destination coast
  • Fudo Yatsu Ike
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    Ibaraki Kasama-shi Obara
  • Minowa Pond
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Mito-shi
  • Muramatsu Kaigan
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Naka-gun Tokaimura Muramatsu
  • Hakucho Lake
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Kasama-shi Tairamachi
  • Hinuma Swamp
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Higashiibaraki-gun Ibarakimachi Shimoishizaki
  • Kitaura
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    Ibaraki Hokota-shi
  • KashimaNada
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    Ibaraki
  • KashimaNada
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    Ibaraki
  • Mt.Tategishi
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Kasama-shi
  • Mt.Kanekorobashi
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    Ibaraki Kasama-shi
  • Mt.Ishikura
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Kasama-shi
  • Mt.Fuji
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Kasama-shi
  • Tatae Swamp
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Higashiibaraki-gun Ibarakimachi
  • Oarai Kaigan
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Higashiibaraki-gun Oaraimachi Isohamacho

Ibaraki Areas

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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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