This conveniently located beach is known for its clear waters and white sands.
The sea is shallow for some distance making this a great choice for families with small children and less confident swimmers.
The beach is also great for surfing and fishing (designated areas only).
- Ariakecho, Takahagi City
- By public transport: around 10 minutes' walk from Takahama Station on the JR Joban Line.
By car: around 10 minutes from Takahagi IC on the Joban Expressway.
- Business Hours
- Swimming season: mid-July - mid-August
- Takahagi City Tourism Association:TEL: 0293-23-2121
- 400 spaces
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Katsuragaoka Country Club
At first glance, this may appear like an easy course. However, the strategically designed lakes and bunkers demand a high skill level.
Number of holes: 18
Through play is available upon consultation. Please inquire for details.
Hanazono Gorge (Kitaibaraki City)
Hanazono Gorge is a well-known spot to admire Japan's famous fall foliage. It is also a designated national park by the Ibaraki Prefectural Government. During autumn, the falling leaves are carried gently away by the Hanazono River—a must-see sight when visiting Ibaraki during this season.
Located at the base of the gorge, Hanazono Shrine is ideal for resting during a walk around the area.
Kirara no Sato Recreation Park
Okuhitachi Kirara no Sato is a recreation park home to the longest slide in Japan. Visitors will also find gardens, cabins, take-out food stands, and a soba noodle restaurant.
The park's famous slide measures 1188-meters long and can reach speeds of up to 40km per hour. In other words, this attraction is not for the faint-hearted!
On clear days, Mount Fuji and the Nikko mountains in Tochigi Prefecture are visible from the park.
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