Isohara Futatsushima Beach
Futatsushima translates to "two islands" in Japanese and is named after the two uninhabited islands that symbolize this beach. It is particularly popular with families due to its beautiful white sands, clear waters, and easy access by car or train.
- Isohara, Isoharacho, Kitaibaraki City
- By car: 10-minute drive from Kitaibaraki IC on the Joban Expressway.
By public transport: 15-minute walk or 5-minute taxi ride from Isohara Station on the JR Joban Line
- Business Hours
- Official Swimming Season: Mid-July to mid-August
Hours 9:00-16:00 (every day)
- TEL: 0293-43-1111
- 50 parking spots (free of charge)
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Ryujin Suspension Bridge
Ryujin Suspension Bridge stands 100 meters above the Ryujin Dam Reservoir. Spanning 375 meters, the bridge is inspired by the legend of a dragon said to reside in the Ryujin River. It offers panoramic views of the area’s mountainous landscape, including wild cherry blossoms during the spring and fiery foliage in autumn.
The bridge is also home to Japan’s highest bungee jump! This bungee jump is the ultimate way to take in the surrounding mountains if you're up to the challenge.
If throwing yourself off bridges isn’t your thing, there’s plenty more to explore in the surrounding area as well, including hiking trails, hot springs, and restaurants serving the region’s specialty: soba noodles!
Hitachi Kamine Park
Kamine Park is located on the lower slopes of Mount Kurakake. Around 1000 cherry trees bloom in the park from early April onwards. The park overlooks Hitachi City and the sprawling Pacific coast. If you’re visiting Ibaraki in the summer, Kamine Park is a great place to avoid the sweltering heat in the summertime.
There are three main areas inside the park: a zoo, an amusement park, and a children’s play area. The amusement park has rollercoasters and a Ferris wheel to entertain adults and children. The children’s play area features merry-go-rounds and a mini Ferris wheel suitable for young park-goers.
While the exact age of Oiwa Shrine is unknown, the presence of religious remains from the Jomon Era (around 3500-4500 years ago) appears to have occurred here from ancient times. The shrine is also mentioned in "Hitachi no Fudoki," one of Japan's oldest literary texts. It refers to the shrine by its former name of "Yamakabire no Takamine" and describes it as a sacred site built to honor the deities in the mountainous area.
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