The Ministry of the Environment lists Mizuki Beach as one of their 100 recommended beaches. The small waves mean that even children can play safely in the sea.
- Mizukicho, Hitachi City
- By car: 15-minute drive from Hitachi Minami-Ota IC on the Joban Expressway
By public transport: 15-minute walk from Omika Station on the JR Joban Line
- Business Hours
Official Swimming Season: Mid-July to mid-August
- Hitachi City Tourism Association
- 50 parking spots (normal cars 1000 yen/day, motorbikes 200 yen/day)
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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.
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.
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