Simply Spectacular! 5 Must-See Firework Displays in Ibaraki
Firework displays are popular events and a major summer attraction in Japan. Ibaraki Prefecture hosts several festivals where you can enjoy splendid fireworks. The venues are also easily accessible from Tokyo. This includes the Tsuchiura Fireworks Competition, considered one of Japan's three major firework displays. Below, we will introduce five Ibaraki firework displays that shouldn't be missed.
A Must-See in Autumn! Red Spider Lilies at Gugyoji Temple
Gugyoji Temple is located in Joso, a city in southwestern Ibaraki. Droves of people visit from September to October when the enchanting higanbana or red spider lilies grow. We'll introduce Buddhist narratives about the higanbana, charms of Gugyoji Temple, and recommended spots in the area.
Hitachi Aki Soba Noodles, an Autumn Specialty of Ibaraki! 3 Recommended Restaurants
Hitachi Aki soba noodles, known for their rich fragrance and subtle sweetness, are a famous local food specialty in Ibaraki. The dish is in the season when autumn leaves appear, making it the perfect treat on a trip to admire the foliage. This article introduces the features of Hitachi Aki soba noodles and three recommended restaurants.
Stunning Parades of Portable Shrines! Top 5 Summer Festivals in Ibaraki
Summer festivals are a beloved annual tradition in Japan. Many unique and spectacular summer festivals steeped in history are found in Ibaraki, which is easily accessible from Tokyo. We have carefully selected five festivals that properly showcase the diversity of these yearly festivities.
Ibaraki Flower Park: Relish More Than 900 Gorgeous Rose Varieties!
Less than a one-hour drive from the central Tokyo area will take you to Ibaraki Flower Park, where over 900 kinds of roses and various other seasonal flowers welcome visitors all year round. The park also hosts a series of activities, including (but not limited to) flower picking/arrangement classes and botanical fragrance making, meaning that the park is an absolute feast for visitors and their senses.
Hitachi Seaside Park in Spring: Enjoy the Stunning Sight of Nemophila!
Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki is an excellent place to enjoy seasonal flowers such as nemophila in spring and kochia in autumn. Visitors can enjoy nemophila-inspired food and outdoor fun at the family-friendly playground. This article features the park's appeals, including the nemophila flowers.
Amazing Views! 9 Picturesque Destinations in Ibaraki
Ibaraki Prefecture is a little under a two-hour drive away from central Tokyo. Home to mountains and plains and facing the ocean, Ibaraki has been nicknamed "the Kitchen of Eastern Japan" for its wide selection of fresh ingredients.
What’s more, this region has an abundance of stunning natural scenery! It isn’t an overstatement to call it “a treasure trove of amazing sights.” We’ve carefully selected nine locations with enchanting views in Ibaraki for nature and photography lovers out there!
Experience Samurai Culture in Ibaraki! 7 Historic Landmarks
Ibaraki Prefecture boasts many historical landmarks, including places closely related to the Tokugawa family who ruled Japan during the Edo Period (1603-1868). We introduce locations such as the Mito Castle Remains and Kodokan where visitors can experience the atmosphere of the past.
From Cycling to Paragliding! Top 5 Outdoor Activities in Ibaraki
Ibaraki, neighboring Tokyo to the northeast, is known for its pristine natural environment and offers many facilities for enjoying the great outdoors. This article introduces fun outdoor activities, including cycling along scenic routes, bungee jumping, paragliding, and marine sports!
Kasamashiko – A Journey Through Japan’s Pottery Culture
The city of Kasama and the town of Mashiko are two of Japan's most renowned producers of traditional pottery. These two areas are often collectively referred to as 'Kasamashiko.' At 'Kasamashiko' visitors can enjoy unique events such as the area's pottery markets or visit spots such as the famous Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum.