Sudo Honke Brewery
Traditional Crafts/Sake Breweries
With a history spanning 870 years, Sudo Honke Brewery prides itself on using premium quality rice for its junmai daiginjo blend—the highest grade of sake. All of the rice used is grown locally in Kasama City. Sudo Honke sake is dry with a well-rounded, deep flavor profile.
- 2125 Obara, Kasama City, Ibaraki
- TEL: 0296-77-0152
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Hinuma Nature Park
This spacious nature park is located next to Hinuma Marsh.
There is a dedicated area for car camping and plenty of nature-rich spots to explore.
The Tokugawa Museum was established in 1977 by the Public Interest Incorporated Foundation to house objects and writings passed down from the Mito Tokugawa Family. The exhibits were donated by Kuniyuki Tokugawa, the 13th Lord of the Mito Domain.
Approximately 30,000 items in the collection are associated with Tokugawa Ieyasu (Japan’s first shogun), his son Yorifusa Tokugawa, and their families.
The museum also carries the manuscript of "The Great History of Japan" (Dai Nihon-shi) and around 30,000 historical documents used to write the book.
The Tokugawa Museum is the only facility in Japan to house such an extensive collection of materials and objects relating to the lives of Japan’s daimyo (feudal lords. It's well worth a visit if you’d like to discover more about this period in Japan’s history.
Photo courtesy of the Tokugawa Museum
Kasama Azalea Festival
The Kasama Azalea Festival dates back to 1967 when locals launched a movement to plant as many azalea plants as the number of Kasama residents. The festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022. The festival venue, Kasama Azalea Park, is located on the side of a small mountain across seven hectares. During the azalea season, around 8500 azalea plants cover the hillside in a sea of red from late April to early May. Various events are held around the area to coincide with the festivities.
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A Must-See in Autumn! Red Spider Lilies at Gugyoji Temple
Gugyoji Temple is located in Joso, a city in southwestern Ibaraki. Droves of people visit from September to October when the enchanting higanbana or red spider lilies grow. We'll introduce Buddhist narratives about the higanbana, charms of Gugyoji Temple, and recommended spots in the area.
Ibaraki Flower Park: Relish More Than 900 Gorgeous Rose Varieties!
Less than a one-hour drive from the central Tokyo area will take you to Ibaraki Flower Park, where over 900 kinds of roses and various other seasonal flowers welcome visitors all year round. The park also hosts a series of activities, including (but not limited to) flower picking/arrangement classes and botanical fragrance making, meaning that the park is an absolute feast for visitors and their senses.
Hitachi Seaside Park in Spring: Enjoy the Stunning Sight of Nemophila!
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