Oarai Sun Beach
Oarai Sun Beach is one of Ibaraki’s most popular tourist destinations, attracting thousands of visitors daily during the summer months. The beach's popularity is owed to its pristine sands and shallow waters.
Oarai Sun Beach is also accessible for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. Wheelchairs for use in the sea are available to borrow, and accessible changing rooms are on-site.
The beach is just a 10-minute walk from restaurants and souvenir shops.
- Isohama-cho, Oarai Town
- By public transport: 20-minute walk or 15-minute bus ride from Oarai Station on the Oarai-Kashima Line. Rental bikes are also available at the station.
By car: 10-minute drive from Mito-Oarai IC on the Kita-Kanto Expressway
- Oarai Tourism Association
- 7500 parking spots
Parking fee during peak seasons
Free at other times of year
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Oarai Science Museum
This museum aims to help children learn science through hands-on exhibits and experiments. There are four themed areas: water, wind, light, and sea.
The museum is just a 5-minute walk from Oarai Sun Beach and Seaside Station shopping mall, making it the perfect addition to a day out in Oarai.
Art Tower Mito
Art Tower Mito is a landmark of Mito City. Its angular, spiraling tower stands 100 meters tall and offers stunning views over the capital city and beyond.
The on-site gallery hosts a variety of modern art exhibitions from around the world, including theater and musical performances.
A visit to Mito City is not complete without exploring this unique landmark!
Isokura Brewery was founded in the 1800s with the aim of brewing the perfect Japanese sake for relaxing and drinking together. In fact, Inasato Sake is a local staple of Ibaraki Prefecture. The alcoholic beverage is made using locally produced rice and fresh spring water filtered through the granite rocks of Kasama City.
Traditional Crafts/Sake Breweries
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