Ryujin River & Kamegafuchi Pool

Northern Ibaraki


The Ryujin River and Kamegafuchi pool area has inspired numerous local legends. In Japanese, Ryujin River translates to "Dragon River." Not surprisingly, the locals believed that a mythical dragon resided in the river. The otherworldly Kamegafuchi Pool area certainly seems like something could lurk in its depths.
The Ryujin River and Kamegafuchi Pool area is an excellent site for hiking. Nearby destinations include the Ryujin Campsite and Tacchan-no-Yu hot spring baths, ideal for relaxing and recovering after hiking.


236 Shimotakakuracho, Hitachiota City
By public transport: 45-minute bus ride from Hitachi-Ota Station on the JR Suigun Line. Get off at the Ryujin Suspension Bridge or Ryujin Dam. The destination is a one-hour walk from the bus stop.
By car: 40-minute drive from Hitachi-Minami-Ota IC on the Joban Expressway. The destination is a one-hour walk from the car park.
TEL: 0294-85-1116


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