Hasaki Beach is recognized as one of Japan’s 100 most beautiful beaches by the Ministry of the Environment. Its popularity is largely due to its sprawling sandy beach and clear water. There are two separate areas: a water sports area and a swimming area. Beach-goers of all ages can soak up some sun on this gorgeous coastline.
- Toyogahama, Hasakiaza, Kamisu City
- By car: 40-minute drive from Itako IC on the Higashi-Kanto Expressway
By public transport: 10-minute bus ride from Choshi Station on the JR Sobu Line. The beach is the final stop.
- Business Hours
Official Swimming Season: Mid-July to mid-August
- TEL: 0299-90-1217
- 600 parking spots (Free)
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Mountain Lily Festival
During the festival, white mountain lilies fill the village of Inoue with a sweet fragrance. Festival-goers can enjoy the slower pace of life in the Japanese countryside and breathe in the fresh upland air.
Hobikisen – traditional fishing boats (Lake Kasumigaura area)
‘Hobikisen’ are traditional wooden fishing boats used on Ibaraki’s Lake Kasumigaura, the second largest lake in Japan. With billowing white sails, these boats evoke a Japan of days gone by.
During the warmer months, visitors to the area can take a cruise on the lake to observe these traditional fishing boats at work.
Three municipalities in the Lake Kasumigaura area offer these sightseeing boat trips – Kasumigaura City, Tsuchiura City and Namegata City.
Kashima Jingu Grand Shrine
Kashima Jingu Grand Shrine is said to have been established in 660 BCE. It is the oldest and largest Shinto Shrine in the Kanto region. The shrine is dedicated to Takemikazuchi-no-Mikoto, the Shinto deity of martial arts.
The shrine is located in a spacious park. After visiting the shrine, stop off at the deer enclosure and see the crystal blue Mitarashi Pond. Stalls selling traditional Japanese snacks like dango dumplings and salt-baked sweetfish are available during peak seasons.
More than 80 annual events and festivals are held at the shrine, including the Ofune Matsuri or "Ship Festival," occurring once every 12 years and attracting visitors from across Japan and overseas.
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Ibaraki Cherry Blossoms
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