About Ibaraki

Rich History

01.Rich History

Ibaraki Prefecture have been blessed with rich abundance in nature for many, many years now. The sea and mountainous natural resources and products have provided sufficient provision for the local people since the olden times. Within the last 300 to 400 years, Ibaraki have greatly prospered as the center of politics, economics and culture throughout the region. Many historical buildings and cultural properties are still left intact despite the continous modern development; therfore, you can still enjoy many historic culture and architecture as well as modern ones.

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02.Abundant Nature

Ibaraki Prefecture is near the Pacific Ocean making a region rich in nature such as beaches. There are vast plains, and many beautiful natural landscapes as well as lakes and mountains. In addition, the climate is often climate, you can see spectacular views and flowers that vary from season to season.

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Spring in Ibaraki Prefecture begins with blooming of plum blossoms,and then pink cherry blossoms, blue nemophila, and so forth. Many other kinds of flowers bloom in sequence as well. There are many gorgeous flowers blooming year-round making your visit more enjoyable and pleasant since you can view the flowers whenever you visit.



In the summer of Ibaraki prefecture, there are flowers such as hydrangea and sunflowers that are in full bloom.
There are many lakes and rivers so you can enjoy water activities such as SUP and canoeing.
In addition, there are also many festivals and fireworks festival as well that are held throughout the year which are particularly unique and dynamic in Ibaraki.



In autumn, there are many great sightseeing locations throughout Ibaraki where you can view the red Kokia bushes and yellow autumn leaves on Ginkgo Trees, as well as maple trees with many colorful variation of leaves. In addition, it is the harvest season when the fruits like pears and grapes are ripe and sweet. Fresh harvested vegetables and Japanese rice are highly recommended due to their delicous, fresh taste.



Winter in Ibaraki prefecture is the season to taste many hot local cuisine and enjoy a nice hot spring bath. When it's cold, you can see a frozen icefall as well as other frozen waterfalls. In addition, Ibaraki have many well-known shrines for many locals and visitors alike to give a visit on the on the New Year as the first shrine or the first sunrise of the year.

Local Appetite

03.Local Appetite

Ibaraki Prefecture is known for its abundance in foods including agricultural products, fruits and seafood. There are recommended special local products such as soba, dried potatoes, and natto. There are a wide variety of selections of delicious sake and local beers are available as well.

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04.Easy Access

Ibaraki Prefecture can be reach in about an hour from Tokyo and it is close to Narita Airport. There are many available public transportation such as trains and buses, so you can easily access from Tokyo. Furthermore, the Ibaraki Airport are accessible as well making it convenient for travellers. In addition to domestic flights, Ibaraki Airport also have international flights to China and Taiwan.

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