Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Hitachi / Okukuji / Kita-Ibaraki Area

  • Hitachi City Kamine Zoo
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
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    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.

  • Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art Ibaraki
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
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    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
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    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.

  • Auto Camp Ground Greenvila Daigo
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
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    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...

  • Kamiogawa Campground
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Korofuji 3532
    A riverside campground located a 12-minute walk from Kami-Ogawa Station on the JR Suigun Line in Ibaraki Prefecture. The campground has around 120 campsites as well as several bungalows with electric lights and outlets. At the campground's barbecue area, campers can rent lanterns and grilling plates as well as fishing rods and sets for pounding mochi rice cakes. The campground's shop also sells food supplies and charcoal. The shop's smooth, flavorful white pudding, sold since 2011, has become quite famous.

    久慈川沿いのキャンプ場で、施設は古いながらも、オーナーご家族がとても人柄が良く、売店の品数も多いです スギ薪はとても火付きが良くて、焚き火が楽しかったです シャワーはここでは使わなかったのでわかりませんが、トイレは管理棟裏に洋式ありました 他の人のクチコミにもあると思いますが、ボットン便所です 1時間に一本くらいの電車が通ります かなりの音です うちのワンコは最終日にやっと慣れた感じでした お...

  • Bungy Japan Ryujin Bungy
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiotashi Keganochou 2133-6
    This bungee jumping spot off of the 100-meter tall Ryujin Big Suspension Bridge is the tallest bridge bungee jumping spot in Japan and is located a 50-minute drive from the Naka interchange on the Joban Expressway via National Route 349. The Ryujin Big Suspension Bridge spans a snaking lake and, at 375 meters long, is one of the longest dedicated pedestrian bridges in Japan. After plunging towards the surface of the lake, jumpers are hauled back up via an electric winch. Jumpers must be between 40 and 105 kilograms and be 15 years of age or older. For further details, please call or check the company's official website.

    If youre an adrenalin junkie visiting Japan and have the time and means to visit Ryujin, then put this on your list. At 100m its the longest jump in Japan. Ive done several bungys in NZ (shorter...

  • Yamagata Tansuigyo-kan
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Hitachiomiya-shi Yamagata 535
    "An aquarium in Yamagata, Hitachiomiya City. Located beside Seiryu Park on the Kuji River, this is the smallest aquarium in Japan. It breeds more than 50 aquatic species of aquatic organisms, with a focus on freshwater fish from the Kuji River and its environs. In addition, they have Japanese giant salamanders on view. These have been designated a National Special Natural Monument. On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, they offer rides on a ""mini-Shinkansen.”"

    The aquarium exhibit 3 living Andrias japonicus which is world largest Amphibian species specially found only in Japan. 3 of them live longer than 40 years and 2 of them already exceed size of...

  • Forespa-Daigo
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Asagawa 2921
    An amusement facility surrounded by forest where visitors can enjoy pools and hot spring baths together with the seasonal beauty of the Okukuji area. The facility is located close to the last stop of the bus for Forespa-Daigo leaving from Hitachi-Daigo Station on the JR Suigun Line. The indoor facilities make use of piping hot water from the hot springs of Daigo and include a 25-meter pool, tube slide, and various saunas, ensuring there's something for people of all ages. The bade zone has facilities for promoting health and beauty such as a lie-down bath and water walking pool. There's also an indoor bath and restaurant which can be used while wearing a swimsuit.

    プールはそんなに大きくはないですが、スライダーがあります ので子供もそれなりに楽しめます。 夜は入園料も安くなりますし、外のプールでは満天の星空がみられておすすめですよ。

  • Fujita Kanko Apple Farm
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Asagawa 400
    An apple orchard located in Daigo Town in the Okukuji region identifiable by its vivid scarlet sage flowers. The orchard grows over 20 varieties of apples and visitors can enjoy apple picking here from late September until the end of November. The orchard doesn't close during this period; the varieties which visitors can pick will differ depending on the time. The orchard offers all-you-can-eat apple samples as well as bags and boxes which visitors can stuff with apples to take home with them. The orchard also offers shipping within the local region. In addition, visitors can barbecue Hitachi beef while sipping wine and purchase homemade breads, apple pies, and jams made with the orchard's apples.

    リンゴ園に少し早めに行き次にもう一度来るとお約通りにど行き試食をガリガリもぐもぐいただいてお茶のサービスにバイトのおばさんと素朴な世間話をしてきた。 社長来年も行きますよ。{笑}

  • Kujihama Beach
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachishi Omikachou
    A beautiful swimming beach known for its vast sands; shallow, cobalt blue waters; and white lighthouse. Thanks to the beach's calm waters, it is popular with people of all ages. The beach is also a renowned rock fishing destination, and, in addition, the neighboring Roadside Station Hitachi Osakana Center sells fresh local seafood.
  • Hitachi Kamine Park
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    Ibaraki Hitachi-shi Miyatacho 5-2-22
  • Izuramisaki Park
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    Ibaraki Pref. Kitaibarakishi Otsuchouidura
    A 15 minute drive from the Kita-Ibaraki Interchange. A small park on the tip of Cape Otsu jutting out into the Pacific Ocean with a view of the Rokkakudo, a red hexagonal pavilion and local landmark. Situated on a cliff a little above the ocean, the scenery as seen from the park is gorgeous and like something out of a painting. The park has walking courses, benches, and roofed rest area. The park was also used as a filming location for the movie “Tenshin” and has a memorial viewing tower dedicated to remembering the Great East Japan Earthquake. Come on a sunny day and enjoy a picnic lunch on the park’s lawn.
  • Kitaibarakishi Kazoku Camp Mura Hanazono Auto Camping Ground
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    Ibaraki Pref. Kitaibarakishi Hanakawachou Hanazono 454
    A caravan campground on the south side of Hanazono Gorge a 20-minute drive from the Kitaibaraki interchange. The ground's campsites follow the Hanazono River and there are two cooking buildings on the grounds as well as a shower building with a jacuzzi. There's also a training room and barbecue house available for visitors to use. The campground holds events fun for adults and children, including outdoor cooking classes, hiking, and treasure hunts.
  • Ishihama Beach
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachishi Juouchouishi
    A beach consisting of white sands and beautiful pine tree groves which has been designated one of the Best Beach 100 of Japan and one of the Japan's 100 Best Beaches with White Sand and Blue Pine. Beach facilities include free showers, changing rooms, and toilets. There's also a nearby daytrip hot spring bathhouse, and the beach is popular with men and women of all ages.
  • Auto campground Greenvila Daigo
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Asagawa 2921
    A public park which makes use of the natural beauty and hot springs of the Okukuji region. The park's full array of facilities includes a hot spring pool open year-round, a caravan campground, and tennis courts.

    たまたま通りすがりに見つけて寄りました。子どもは大興奮で長い滑り台に乗るために階段を登っていました!

  • Hanadate Nature Park
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiomiyashi Takabu 4611-1
    Known for its suspension bridge spanning the Hananuki Valley, in autumn the branches of trees covered in red and gold leaves stretch out over the waters of the river below, creating a picturesque tunnel.

    春休みに泊まりました。受付のおじいさんは、優しく、ロッジは山の頂上にあり静かです。あいにく雪の日だったので、坂道が怖かったですが、雪かきをしてくれて、帰りは快適でした。事前注文のお野菜も美味しかった。

  • Okukuji Chanosato Park
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    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Sanuki 1920
    A park situated along National Route 205 a 20-minute drive from Hitachi-Daigo Station on the JR Suigun Line in Kuji County, Ibaraki Prefecture. Serving as a center for Okukuji tea, which began being cultivated in the area in the Edo period, the park has a 3,000 square meter tea field and tea house where visitors can enjoy an authentic tea ceremony. The park also offers activities like tea picking, tea ceremony classes, and soba noodle making. The adjoining Japanese paper doll Museum - So Yamaoka theater displays pieces by Japanese paper doll artist So Yamaoka.
  • Kawarago Beach
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachishi Kawaragochou
    A popular beach with white sands and clear waters which was selected for a list of 'Best Beach 100 of Japan. The Hitachi Kawarago Fireworks Display is held here in August.
  • Kuji Sunpia Hitachi Sports Center
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachishi Minatochou 6-1
    A sports facility adjoining the Kuji Sunpia Hitachi hotel an eight-minute drive from Omika Station on the JR Joban Line. The facility is open to non-guests as well. There are eight clay and artificial turf tennis courts; a gymnasium equipped for futsal, basketball, badminton, running, and other sports; and a fitness room which can be used for meetings and yoga. There's also a 25-meter pool and children's pool only open in summer.
  • Takahagi Beach
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    Ibaraki Pref. Takahagishi Ariakechou 3 coast ahead
    A swimming beach with white sands and clear, cobalt blue waters. Permanently stationed lifeguards ensure visitors can enjoy swimming in safety. The beach is also a part of the Takado Kohama Coast, selected for inclusion in a list of Japan's Top 100 Nagisa (beach), and offers a superb view of beautiful precipitous sea cliffs.

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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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