Ryujin Suspension Bridge
Ryujin Suspension Bridge stands 100 meters above the Ryujin Dam Reservoir. Spanning 375 meters, the bridge is inspired by the legend of a dragon said to reside in the Ryujin River. It offers panoramic views of the area’s mountainous landscape, including wild cherry blossoms during the spring and fiery foliage in autumn.
The bridge is also home to Japan’s highest bungee jump! This bungee jump is the ultimate way to take in the surrounding mountains if you're up to the challenge.
If throwing yourself off bridges isn’t your thing, there’s plenty more to explore in the surrounding area as well, including hiking trails, hot springs, and restaurants serving the region’s specialty: soba noodles!
- 2133-6 Keganocho, Hitachiota City
- By public transport: 40-minute bus ride from Hitachiota Station on the JR Suigun Line. Take an Ibaraki Kotsu Bus bound for Shimotakakura or Shimotakakura-Daigo and get off at Ryujin Suspension Bridge or Ryujin Suspension Bridge Iriguchi.
By car: 40-minute drive on Route 349 from Hitachiminami-Ota IC or Naka IC on the Joban Expressway
- Business Hours
- Hitachiota City Tourism Association: 0294-85-1116
Hitachiota City Tourism Information Center: 0294-73-1700
- 250 parking spots
Bus parking is also available
- Adults 320 yen (group discount price 290 yen)
Children (junior high school age and under) 210 yen (group discount price 190 yen)
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Nemoto Brewery was established in 1603. The brewery uses natural spring water to produce its domestic and international award-winning sake. The "Kuji no Yama" is particularly popular for its mellow fragrance.
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Naka Country Club
This country club features several different golf courses: an easy-going East Course, a flat Middle Course, and an advanced-level West Course.
There are 27 holes total, with the option for through play and five-round play.
This Country Club works with nearby ryokan inns to provide accommodation package deals for golfers considering an extended stay.
Fukuroda Falls is ranked among Japan’s "Three Great Waterfalls." A visit here will quickly reveal why. Water cascades over four levels of the rocky cliff face, earning it the nickname "Yondo no Taki" (four times waterfalls).
In autumn, the falls are breathtaking when the fiery foliage transforms the surrounding mountains. But if you can’t make it in autumn, don’t worry! In winter, the waterfall freezes over in a stunning icy spectacle. In the summertime, the cool spray of the rushing water makes them a great place to escape the heat.
The Fukuroda Falls area is where several beginner-friendly hiking trails begin. It's a great way to explore more of northern Ibaraki’s stunning mountains.
If hiking isn’t your thing, head to one of the soba noodle restaurants or souvenir shops at the base of the falls. You can even sample the area’s famous apple pie!
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