Spots in Yuki / Chikusei Area

  • Ibaraki Nature Museum
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    4.5
    72 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.

    Good ride for those who enjoy history, human history, the evolution of species on the Jurassic era, in short, a good outing for the family.

  • Amabiki-kannon (Amabikisan Rakuhoji)
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    4.5
    56 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Sakuragawashi Motogi 1
    Said to have been constructed in the second year of Emperor Yomei (587) by Horindokushukoji from China, this temple of the Toyama sect of Shingon Buddhism is located in Sakuragawa City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Many visitors come here every year seeking its blessing in regards to safe childbirth and child-raising. The main Kannon bodhisattva statue has been designated a National Important Cultural Property. The temple is famous for its cherry blossoms in spring and hydrangeas during the rainy season.

    Visited after a hike from Iwase station. Very cool architecture and colorful temples. Easy walk back to Iwase station.

  • Roadside Station Sakai
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
    Transportation
    Ibaraki Pref. Sashimagunsakaimachi 1341-1
    A roadside station located in Sakai, a town which flourished as a center for water borne transportation in the Edo period. The station sells local specialty products and produce. A counter operated by the local sightseeing and specialty products association is located in the station's information corner, and here visitors can learn about area sightseeing destinations as well as Tone River flatboat (Takasebune) tours and other activities.

    古河で桃のお花見をした帰りに立ち寄りました。茨城県産の干し芋や新鮮野菜の他、日本全国のこだわり調味料もありました。以前はなかったケーキ専門店が横に、店舗奥には沖縄県国頭村の公設市場もありました。

  • Kogakubo Park
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    4.0
    45 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!

  • Kinu no Yu
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ibaraki Joso-shi Uchimoriyamachi Kinunosato 1-5-6

    お湯は源泉掛け流しで、南関東では屈指の日帰り温泉だと思います。継続的な投資で、食事・マッサージ施設・休憩処も質が高く、会員となれば料金(土日1,200円)も高すぎることはないと思います。土日でも適当な混み具合で、長湯・長居ができるからです。 私の自宅からは1時間程度と近場なので、年に数回行くのですが、一点だけいつも不満に思うのは、ここが県道3号線に面していて、騒音・振動が気になるところです。日中...

  • Hitokotonushi-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Jousoushi Otsukadomachi 875
    This shrine is located in Joso City, Ibaraki Prefecture. From the teaching that one will be granted a fortune once in one’s life, this shrine is famous for the deity that grants a requested prayer, even if it is just spoken once. Hence the Hitokoto Myojin, meaning One Word Deity. Constructed in 809 A.D., many visit this spot year round. One of the few shrines visited at New Years, it attracts around 150,000 visitors annually during the 3 celebrated days of New Year, during which many booth shops line the entry way.

    一言のお願いでも丁寧に聞いていただけるというありがたい神様を祀った神社です。神社の縁起にまつわる三岐の竹は実物が展示されていますがなんとも不思議なものでした。

  • Goka Roadside Station
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    Ibaraki Pref. Sashimagungokamachi Koushu 18-1
    This roadside station is about one minute from the Goka Interchange of Sashima County, Ibaraki Prefecture. There is a farmer’s market with rice, tomatoes and other locally-produced goods. You can find croquettes made with yams, and a soba shochu called “Kawa Kasumi” —original local products. You’ll also find goods featuring the town mascot “Gokarin,” and products made by companies with factories in Goka.
  • Roadside Station Shimotsuma
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    3.0
    3 Reviews
    Transportation
    Ibaraki Pref. Shimotsumashi Kazusu 140
    A roadside station with a distinctive, Japanese castle-like exterior situated along National Route 294. The station sells fresh produce picked that morning, natto made with local soybeans, fresh baked breads, and a variety of other local specialty products. The station is a great place to take a break while on a long drive through the area.

    そば屋は普通でしたが、隣の中華屋さんのラーメンは最悪!! みそ汁の中にラーメンの麺を入れただけ?(コクも旨みもなく)

  • Roadside Station Makuraga no sato Koga
    Transportation
    Ibaraki Pref. Kogashi Owada 2623
    This roadside station is one of the largest in Ibaraki Prefecture. The station sells a wide selection of produce picked that morning and local specialty products. There's also a food court and a bakery which sells fragrant, fresh-baked breads. Sashima, a renowned local tea, and the station's fresh cooked side dishes available for sale are also popular.
  • Daiho Hachimangu Shrine
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Shimotsumashi Daihou 667
    "Established in 701, this is the oldest Shinto shrine in the Kanto region and is said to have been worshipped at by such famous military commanders as Minamoto no Yoritomo. Taira no Masakado notably visited the shrine to pray for victory in battle and is said to have been granted the title of ""New Emperor"" by one of the shrine's maidens. The shrine grounds are also a renowned destination for flower viewing and the grounds bustle with visitors when the cherry trees and hydrangea are in bloom."

    大宝城は低湿地に囲まれた台地に位置する。南北朝時代には関城に北畠親房が入った。大宝城には、春日顕国と興良親王が入り、南朝方の重要な拠点となる。約2年にわたる籠城戦の末、高師冬率いる幕府軍によって関城と大宝城は落城する。北畠親房は吉野に帰還するが、春日顕国は常陸に残り幕府軍に抵抗する。一時、幕府軍の隙を見て大宝城を奪還する。1344年に再び幕府軍に襲われ討ち死にした。現在、土塁などが遺されている...

  • Asunaro no Sato
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Joso-shi Otsukadomachi 310

    茨城県立ミュージアムパークから遊歩道でつながっていました。釣り堀があり、子供連れで賑わっていました。小動物や鳥などもいて、気分が良かったです。今回は、残念ながら時間がなかったので、次回は、釣り堀にも行きたいと思います。

  • Tsumugi no Yakata
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    結城駅から周辺を散策にて立ち寄りました。無料で入れる場所と有料エリアがあり、有料エリアには結城つむぎの歴史や作品が展示してありました〇

  • Shimodate Museum of Art
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    下館駅から徒歩10分弱。しもだて地域交流センター「アルテリオ」の3階にある。 入館料は所蔵品展のみの場合は210円、訪館した時は企画展「関由香写真展 ねこうらら」が開催されており600円となっていた。展示室は4室あるが3室は企画展で使用されていたため所蔵品の展示はわずか。作品保護のためと思われるが、所蔵品展の照明は暗くかなり鑑賞しにくかった。

  • Koga Machikado Art Museum
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Koga-shi Chuocho 2-6-60
    An art museum along Edomachi-dori Street in Chuo-cho 2-Chome, Koga City. It has a permanent exhibition featuring paintings and other work by artists with ties to Koga City. They rent out the second floor of the facility as a public gallery.

    篆刻美術館の隣にある赤い建物が古河街角美術館です。に古河市ゆかりの作家を中心に作品が展示されています。入場無料ですこじんまりとした規模ですが、意外と楽しめました。

  • FP Corporation Kanto Recycling Plant
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Yukigunyachiyomachi Hiratsuka 4448
    A recycling plant located along the Live Line connecting Prefectural Routes 125 and 56. Visitors can tour the plant and watch as plastic trays from supermarkets and other materials and separated and recycled. After the tour, visitors can watch a DVD explaining the plant's workings and ask a representative question, making the facility an excellent place to learn how recycling is actually carried out. Tours are reservation only; applications are accepted over the Internet and via fax machine. Two tours are offered every weekday starting at 9:00 and 13:00. Tour-goers can also have a bento box lunch from the plant sold at cost.
  • Navel Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Kogashi Komahane 620
    Navel Park located in Koga City, Ibaraki Prefecture is a park as well as a leisure facility. It has a camping site equipped with log cabin-style cabins and a barbeque area where equipment is for lease. It also includes a free-of-charge athletics playground, a colorful day lily garden, a grass area, an underground maze with an entry fee, and a pony ranch. At the craft building, you can also experience painting and pottery making and have lunch at a soba noodle restaurant or a bakery so it can be enjoyed as a day trip as well as overnight.
  • Koga Museum of Literature
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Koga-shi Chuocho 3-10-21
    A literature museum in Chuo-cho 3-Chome, Koga City. It has a permanent exhibition featuring items and materials related to literati with ties to Koga City, such as the historical novelist Nagai Michiko and the mystery writer Kobayashi Kyuzo. There is also a lecture hall and a salon that can be used for concerts.

    訪れた10月末は、玄関先の紅葉がシックな建物とあいまって、まるで軽井沢のホテルを思わせる雰囲気を漂わせていました。 この市で育った歴史小説家の永井路子と、戦前の絵雑誌「コドモノクニ」発行人で泉石のひ孫である鷹見久太郎をはじめとする、古河市ゆかりの文人作家に関する展示が充実。 歴史博物館と篆刻美術館との共通入館券がお得。無料で見学できる永井路子旧宅(ここの別館)、街角美術館、鷹見泉石記念館と...

  • Hasedera Temple
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    3.0
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Koga-shi Hasemachi 5-1
    This temple is located in Hasemachi, Koga City. It was constructed as the ‘demon's gate', located in the quarter lying to the northeast of the castle, by Ashikaga Shigeujiin 1493. The wooden Hase Kannon, came from Hasedera Templein Kamakura, is enshrined here, and was a symbol of strong belief by successive lords of Koga Castle. It is said that it brings miracles of safe birth, child-raising, bringing good luck and dispelling evil and of advancement, and along with Yamato and Kamakura, is counted as one of Japan's three great Hase Kannon.

    旧・日光街道をランニングで旅していた際に立ち寄りました。旧・日光街道に出ていた日本三大長谷観音、という看板に惹かれて。三大〇〇は名乗ったもの勝ち、なんて話も聞いたことありますが、ここは「三大」の文字にふさわしい立派な観音堂でした。

  • 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."
  • Shojoji Temple
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    3.0
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Koga-shi Otemachi 7-1
    A Buddhist temple in Otemachi, Koga City. It was founded in 1633 by Toshikatsu Doi, who was the lord of Koga Castle and chief minister for the Edo Shogunate. Gentetsu was the first head priest. The Doi clan's graveyard is at the Okuin sub-temple, and it has been designated a city Historic Site.

    有力な大名が藩主となった古河藩ですが、一番有名なのは、江戸初期に絶大な権力を誇った土井利勝公でしょうか。土井家の菩提寺・正定寺には銅像やお墓があります。

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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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