Spots in Hitachi / Okukuji / Kita-Ibaraki Area

  • Ryujin Big Suspension Bridge
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    4.0
    180 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiotashi Keganochou 2133-6
    Ryujin Big Suspension Bridge located in Okukuji Prefectural Nature Park in Ibaraki Prefecture is a suspension bridge that crosses over Ryujin Gorge and boasts the longest length in Honshu. There is a carillon called “Mori no Kane” is on the opposite bank, and it is popular among couples as it needs two people to press a button simultaneously. From the hanging bridge of a maximum height of 100 meters, you can do bungie jumping, and there are also various seasonal events such as the koinobori (a carp streamer) festival and the suifusoba festival where Hitachiaki soba noodles, a local specialty, can be enjoyed.

    Its a 320 yen excuse to be in natural surroundings. The bridgeway is connected to various nature walks but most of those were closed for maintenance in January 2020 . Theres the bungee of course.

  • Roadside Station Hitachi Osakana Center
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    4.0
    66 Reviews
    Transportation
    Ibaraki Hitachi-shi Minatocho 5779-24

    Our tour stopped here for lunch. Few stores but love the fresh fish. The Tamago roll is so yummy! Also there some shops that sell veggies & fruits

  • Fukuroda Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Fukuroda 3-19
    One of Japan’s Top Three Waterfalls, the Fukuroda Falls in Kuji County, Ibaraki Prefecture, are 73 meters wide with a 120-meter drop over the tributaries and rapids of Kuji River. Also called “Shido-no-taki” because the falls break over four levels of rocks or because Saigyo Hoshi suggested visiting in each of the four seasons. Its icy visage in winter and the leaves of fall make for particularly inspiring views. The old lookout deck and the new one built in 2008 offer you different views to enjoy.
  • Roadside Station Hitachioomiya Kawa Plaza
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Transportation
    Ibaraki Hitachiomiya-shi Iwazaki 717-1

    国道沿いにある常陸大宮市の道の駅です。 新しいのかとてもきれいで立派でした。 また久慈川のあゆの塩焼きも売っていました。

  • Rokkakudo (Izura Institute of Art & Culture, Ibaraki University)
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    4.0
    75 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Kitaibaraki-shi Otsucho Izura 727-2 Go Ura Art Bunka Laboratory
    A hall in Izura, Otsu-cho, Kitaibaraki City. It was designed and used as one of his base by Okakura Tenshin, a thinker who founded the Japan Art Institute and made important contributions to the development of modern Japanese art. Visitors enjoy the beautiful scenery of the natural setting with the hexagonal vermilion structure on a steep cliff above the sea. It's lit up at night.

    If you are in the area, stop by Rokkakudo for a visit. The original owner chose an amazing spot for a vacation house with some of the best ocean views in the world.

  • Hitachi City Kamine Zoo
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachishi Miyatachou 5-2-22
    This zoo is located inside the Hitachi Kamine Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Popular for its elephants, giraffes, capybara beavers, and lesser pandas, this zoo nurtures around 500 creatures of 70 varieties. The Petting Square, where one can touch the smaller animals and the python and observe the animals up-close is one of the main attractions. The Elephant Cafe is also popular where one can watch the elephants while enjoying a snack.

    It’s an old zoo with tiny concrete cages. The money habitat is okay, but the rest is rather sad. I would skip it.

  • Roadside Station Hitachiota
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    3.5
    32 Reviews
    Transportation
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiotashi Shimokawaichou 1016-1
    A roadside station which sells a wide array of local specialty products, including produce picked fresh that morning; rice; and Hitachi Seiryu grapes, a unique grape variety grown only in Hitachiota City. Visitors can also pick tomatoes year-round in the greenhouses on the station's grounds (advance reservation required).

    国道349号バイパスが整備されて、比較的新しく設置された道の駅ですね。物産品販売コーナーとレストランが併設されていました。駐車スペースにはかなり余裕がある感じでした。

  • Takimi no Yado Honen Mansaku
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Fukuroda 169-3
    A hot spring inn with a bathhouse open to non-guests located a 60-minute drive from the Naka interchange and not far from Fukuroda Falls, one of Japan's three most famous waterfalls. The waters of the inn's alkaline simple hot spring are said to promote health and benefit such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, chronic digestive diseases, and post-hospitalization fatigue. Bathhouse facilities include a hinoki cypress indoor bath and an outdoor bath with a sweeping view of the surrounding area; the scenery changes drastically depending on the time of day, ensuring visitors can enjoy a new and stirring view time after time.

    We had a great time at this ryokan. All the staff were very friendly and helpful, the rooms were very clean and comfortable, and the ryokan is in a great location (walking distance to shops and...

  • Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art Ibaraki
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Kitaibarakishi Otsuchou Camellia 2083
    This prefectural art museum sits on the Izura Coast—a scenic location in Ibaraki City, Ibaraki Prefecture. The interior presents materials and personal effects of Tenshin Okakura, the artist who moved the first section (painting section) of the original Nihon Bijutsu-in to Izura for work. There are special exhibits featuring modern Japanese paintings as well. You must see the Pacific Ocean from the observation lobby. Cafe and museum shop adjacent.

    I had such a good time! Everything is completely rebuilt, and the art exhibits and the view from the hexagon house were fantastic. I highly recommend this museum!

  • Hitachi Civic Center, Museum of Science - Celestial Theater
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    4.5
    36 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachishi Saiwaichou 1-21-1 Hitachi Civic Center

    This is a great place for families. It has a lot of science based interactive demonstrations. It is particularly aimed towards children, but can be fun for adults too.

  • Roadside Station Satomi
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
    Transportation
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiotashi Kosugechou 694-3
    A roadside station situated in the area of former Satomi village surrounded by mountains along National Route 349. Also a popular place to take a break while en route to the Ryujin Big Suspension Bridge, the station is a perfect touring destination. The station sells local specialty products such as shimikonnyaku freeze-dried devil's tongue jelly and miso made in Ibaraki.

    ドライブ途中で見つけて訪問。 カカシが有名みたいで、色々設置されてました。 土産物は狭いしもうちょい色々あると嬉しいかな。 私は蕎麦を買って帰りました。

  • Roadside Station Miwa
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Transportation
    Ibaraki Hitachiomiya-shi Torinoko 272

    Absolutely wonderful source for locally grown vegetables and fruits in abundant variety at down to earth prices. The staff will happily explain what’s in season and especially delicious.

  • Roadside Station Okukuji Daigo
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Transportation
    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Ikeda 2830-1
    A roadside station situated along National Route 118 and the bank of the Kuji River. A convenient place to take a break while enjoying driving through the scenic Okukuji region, the station's full array of facilities include a tourist information center, restaurant, and hot spring bathhouse.

    連休で黒羽に行った帰りに立ち寄りました。大子は街中の雰囲気が良いので、ぶらぶらしてから軽い昼食を取りたくて立ち寄りました。地元のしゃもを使ったカレーなどの軽食があり、気軽に利用出来ます。ちょっと駐車場が狭いのですが、 休憩には良いと思います。あまり期待しすぎないことが、道の駅を利用するコツかと思います。

  • Auto Camp Ground Greenvila Daigo
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Yada 15-1
    Auto campsite Greenvila located in Daigo Wide Park area has a heated pool which you can enjoy through the seasons and barbeque facilities. In the center house, there are a front desk, hot spring facilities and shops. It also has cabins where you can enjoy feeling like you are staying in a retreat so it is a place everyone from a camping beginner to an expert can enjoy. In the park, there are athletics areas, tennis courts and a ground golf area.

    初めての冬キャンプだったので設備の整った所をと思い、こちらに宿泊しました。 今までで一番綺麗なキャンプ場のトイレでした。 洗い場にお湯が出るのが冬キャンプだったので特にありがたかったです。 個別サイトは電源があるので電気毛布とファンヒーターを使ってマイナス10度の夜も乗り切れました。 キャンプ場から橋を渡って反対側に、小さい子から小学生高学年くらいまでしっかり遊べる公園もあり子供も大人も楽しめる...

  • Gozenyama Onsen Hoyo Center Shikisaikan
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiomiyashi Nagakura 407-2
    A charming day trip hot spring bathhouse commanding views of scenic Mt. Gozen and the Naka River. Situated along National Route 123 an hour and 20-minute bus ride from JR Mito Station, there are also many sightseeing destinations in the area such as hiking courses and the Twin Ring Motegi motorsport race track. The bathhouse's natural sulfur containing sodium chloride spring contains an abundance of iron. Patrons can relax in eight different varieties of baths, including a large indoor bath, outdoor bath, and source spring bath. The bathhouse also offers soft serve ice cream, wine, and juices made with yuzu fruit grown near Mt. Tsukuba, a local specialty product. In the bathhouse' restaurant, visitors can enjoy local, Mt. Tsukuba dishes made with regional specialty products.

    御前山で遊んだ後に身体を流すのにちょうどいい場所。湯船で温まって休憩室でのんびりして…初夏がとても気持ちよかったです。

  • Yamagata Sukoyaka Land Santa no Yu
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiomiyashi Morozawa 5071
    A day trip hot spring bathhouse with waters known for their beautifying properties located in Morozawa, Hitachiomiya City. Here visitors can take a relaxing soak in spacious, airy bathing areas-the bathhouse has an east building notable for its Roman-style columns, and a Western-style west building. The waters of the bathhouse' alkaline simple hot spring are said to ease nerve and joint pain. Which bathing area is the men's and which is the women's changes on a daily basis and bathing facilities include large indoor baths, a jet bath, jacuzzi, dry sauna, and outdoor bath. Additional facilities include a rest area for relaxing in after your bath, a shop, and massage room.

    アルカリ性単純温泉ですが,同じ常陸太田(旧里美村)の鉱泉に比べると落ちる気がする。 1000円で,内湯(とても広い!寝湯あり),サウナ,露天風呂(西館のみ打たせ湯あり)は高いかも。距離もあるし…。 大広間はゆっくりできる。畳敷きだが床暖房で温かい。 16時以降が500円となるので,それが狙い目かも知れない。事実,その時間帯に登ってくる車が多い。 ただし遅くなる(暗くなる)とすれ違いに注意の箇所も多...

  • Oiwa Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachishi Irishikenchou 752
    This shrine in Hitachi City, Ibaraki is located on the side of the ancient Hitachi Province sacred mountain Mt. Oiwa and has recently become popular as a spiritual hot spot. While the details of its foundation are unclear it is said that Mt. Oiwa was the birthplace of ancient faiths and that generations of lords of the Mito clan would visit the shrine to pray. It is famous for being a shrine rich in Shinto and Buddhism with 188 gods enshrined throughout the mountain, including the Tangible Cultural Property of the Dainichi Nyorai Statue and the Amida Nyorai Statue. You will also find growing on the grounds a three trunked cedar estimated at over 500-years-old, which has been designated a Prefectural National Treasure.
  • SEE BiRDS CAFE
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    4.0
    82 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachishi Asahichou 1-3-20
    The bright, open atmosphere of the Sea Birds Café, with its glass wall, has the feel of a resort and is popular for its unusual open scenery and design as if the café is floating on water. The café has an extensive menu and is available for parties and wedding parties. During the day there is a space for children to play so is a great place for lunch for families. It is directly connected to JR Hitachi Station.

    This little cafe at JR Hitachi Station has great panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, with a seaside highway running right in front of it. The day I went, the weather was not very good and the sky...

  • Fukuroda Onsen Sekisho no Yu
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Fukuroda Takinokami 2642-7
    "A hot spring bath facility located in Daigo Town, Kuji County, Ibaraki Prefecture. The waters of the bathhouse' sodium - sulfate chloride spring are said to benefit nerve pain, joint pain, chronic digestive diseases, sensitivity to cold, chronic dermatitis, and chronic women's diseases. The bathhouse strives to provide serves that will ensure day trip bath goers can enjoy a casual and relaxing time, such as a full array of necessary bath items on hand like towels and shaving blades. The bathhouse' indoor bath area makes use of filtered and recirculated water constantly replenished ""kakenagashi"" style and the large bathtub is made with hinoki cypress, engendering a relaxing atmosphere. The bathhouse' restaurant serves an abundant selection of dishes, including Hitachi beef sukiyakizen and Okukuji Shamo chicken oyakodon meals."

    大子町の山あいにある温泉です。近くのキャンプ場で割引券を頂いたので行ってみました。 割引券を持っていなくても、16時からは500円になります。 施設はとても綺麗。湯船もとても綺麗です。 湯船は内湯と露天風呂のみ。あと水風呂とサウナがありました。 露天風呂からは森の景色が見え、気持ちよく入れました。 お湯はぬるぬるで、温泉らしいお湯でした。塩素の匂いが少しするのは仕方ないのでしょう。 また行きたい温...

  • Daigo Oyaki Gakkou
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Maginochi 2469
    An activity facility and shop located in Daigo Town, Kuji County, Ibaraki Prefecture. Here visitors can watch as skilled professionals make oyaki buns, a beloved local dish made by farming families in Daigo Town, and purchase these fresh-made, tasty finger foods. The facility also offers short oyaki making classes. Made with miso and other ingredients stuffed in a buckwheat flour dough and fried on a griddle, those participating in the facility's oyaki making classes can make their very own oyaki bun. Class participants can make either an apple or a kabocha squash oyaki; no reservations are required for groups of 10 or less.

    In case you are like me and have no idea what oyaki is well, its like a steamed bred roll with different fillings inside. In this place they have a school where you learn how to make your own and...

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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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