Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art
The Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art is located in picturesque Izura. The area is renowned for its beautiful winding coastline, cliffs, and pine forests. It has been recognized as one of the top 100 beaches in Japan. Moreover, the sound of the waves at Izura was selected for a project recording Japan's 100 most captivating soundscapes.
The artist Tenshin Okakura was one of the pioneers of modern art in Japan during the Meiji Period (1868–1912). He later founded The Japan Art Institute (Nihon Bijutsuin). In 1906, the institute moved from Izura to Tokyo's Ueno district, where Tenshin Okakura worked alongside other artists, including Taikan Yokoyama.
The Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art was established on November 8, 1997. The facility commemorates his achievements and displays works by him and his contemporaries.
- 2083 Tsubaki, Otsucho, Kitaibaraki City
- By public transport: 5-minute taxi ride from Otsuko Station on the JR Joban Line
By car: 15-minute drive from Kitaibaraki IC on the Joban Expressway
- Business Hours
- Business Hours 9:30-17:00
Closed Mondays (If a national holiday falls on a Monday, the museum will be open that day and closed on Tuesday)
Admission from April 1 to September 29
Admission from October 1 to March 31
9:30-17:00 (last admission 16:30)
- TEL: 0293-46-5311
- 125 parking spots
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Morishima Brewery was established over 150 years ago along the coast. While most sake is brewed with soft water, Morishima Brewery sources hard water flowing 200 meters under the Abukuma Mountains of northern Ibaraki Prefecture.
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Mori no Ideyu Hot Spring
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The onsen also offers seasonal baths, including tubs filled with floating apples from October to January. In June, there is a green tea-infused bath alongside aromatic scented baths.
This scenic gorge area stretches from the Hananuki Dam to the Kotakizawa Camp Site. The gorge's most famous attraction is the stunning Shiomi Falls Suspension Bridge. There are also plenty of hiking trails for exploring the area.
The best time to visit is autumn when foliage covers the area in a blanket of fiery reds and yellows. Summer is another excellent time to bask in the natural surroundings. Bring your swimwear and plunge into natural pools and streams, then relax with a barbecue or picnic at the camp area.
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