Traditional Crafts/Sake Breweries
Aiyu Brewery was established in 1804. In Japanese, the name "Aiyu" is made up of the characters for "love" and "friendship." This reflects the company's wish to see sake culture spread worldwide. The brewery is easily accessible from Narita Airport, making it the perfect place to learn about the history and tradition of Japanese sake.
- 205 Tsuji, Itako City, Ibaraki
- Business Hours
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- TEL: 0299-62-2234
- 10 parking spots
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With convenient parking by the beach and lifeguards on hand, Oritsu Beach is popular among families. The sea in Kashima is ideal for surfing, so Oritsu Beach area is also a hit among surfers. Surfers are prohibited from surfing within the breakwater during the swimming season to ensure the safety of swimmers. Bodyboarding is allowed.
Nikkawahama Beach is known for its sprawling white sands.
Nearby, the Nikkawahama Auto Camp Site is where visitors can enjoy camping after a day at the beach. Surfing and fishing are also permitted.
Hobikisen – traditional fishing boats (Lake Kasumigaura area)
‘Hobikisen’ are traditional wooden fishing boats used on Ibaraki’s Lake Kasumigaura, the second largest lake in Japan. With billowing white sails, these boats evoke a Japan of days gone by.
During the warmer months, visitors to the area can take a cruise on the lake to observe these traditional fishing boats at work.
Three municipalities in the Lake Kasumigaura area offer these sightseeing boat trips – Kasumigaura City, Tsuchiura City and Namegata City.
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