A land rich in history and nature
Ibaraki Prefecture is close to Tokyo and is located between 30km and 150km northeast of the city center. Mito, the capital of the prefecture, is 100 km away. Facing the Pacific Ocean, it is known as a region rich in nature such as the sea, rivers, lakes and mountains.Read More
Fukuroda Falls, Hot Springs, and More! Nature Travel in Daigo, Northern Ibaraki
Daigo, a town in northern Ibaraki and home to one of Japan's scenic waterfalls, is a treasure trove of magnificent nature, hot springs, and culinary delights. We introduce enchanting places to visit and outdoor activities in Daigo, as well as hot springs and local food.
Visit Top Japanese Makers! 5 Facility and Factory Tours in Ibaraki
Some of Japan's leading research facilities and manufacturers are based in Ibaraki, including JAXA, Kagami Crystal, Kiuchi Brewery, and the Hitachino Nest Beer Brewery. Visit these facilities or join a factory tour to learn more about their activities and products.
A World Heritage Craft You Can Touch! Ibaraki’s Yuki Silk Fabrics
Ibaraki’s Yuki City is home to the Yuki tsumugi silk fabric production technique, a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. We introduce facilities where you can see artisans at work, museums, and hands-on tsumugi weaving workshops. Visit Yuki to learn more about this meticulous craft!
Explore Kasama City by Bike (daytrip from Tokyo/Ueno)
If you're looking to get out of the city and explore during your trip to Japan, look no further than this daytrip to Kasama, Ibaraki, just an hour and a half from Tokyo by train! After arriving, borrow bikes from the Tourist Information Office at the station and start exploring!
First off, visit Kasama Inari Shrine. With a history of over 1360 years, this shrine is one of Japan's 3 Great Inari Shrines and attracts 3.5 million pilgrims every year. On the street outside the shrine, make sure to grab some local speciality foods like Inari Sushi (deep-fried tofu skin stuffed with rice and other local ingredients like walnuts) or manju steamed buns. Explore the local shopping streets with their traditional architecture as you enjoy your snack.
Then, get back on your bike and head to Kasama Crafthills to relax while surrounded by expansive nature. Finally, pick up some Kasama-yaki Pottery at Kirara Gallery - each piece of pottery is unique so make sure to look for the item …
History / Traditional Crafts
Traveling around sightseeing spots by train and bike
2 days (an overnight stay in Mito)
Enjoy Nature in central Ibaraki and Rokko area
1 night, 2 days