Hirasawa Kanga Ruins

Southern Ibaraki

Castles/Historical Sites

The Hirasawa Kanga Ruins were established as a government office over 1,000 years ago, during the Nara (710-794) and Heian (794-1185) periods. They are designated as a national historic site.
Hirasawa is the name of the area where the ruins are located, while Kanga refers to a government office. It is believed that taxation rice was stored here.

Roughly 60 building ruins, along with traces of moats, fences, and more, have been identified as dating back to the Nara and Heian periods through archaeological excavation. Three of its buildings, each with different architectural structures, have been restored to give visitors a look into what ancient architecture was like.

Due to being near Ring Ring Road, it's a recommended place to stop by while cycling.


353 Hirasawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki
By public transport:
・From Tsukuba Station
45 minutes by Tsuku-Bus Oda Shuttle, alight at "Oike・Hirasawa Kanga Iriguchi", walk for 5 minutes
・From Tsuchiura Station
30 minutes by bus, alight at "Hirasawa Kanga Iriguchi", walk for 5 minutes
By car:
20 minutes from the Tsuchiura-Kita IC on the Joban Expressway
Business Hours
9:00-16:30 (Information Center)
Closed: Every Monday, the day after a national holiday, and the New Year holidays
Standard-sized cars: 20
Microbuses: Allowed
Large buses: Allowed


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