Hirasawa Kanga Ruins

Southern Ibaraki

Castles/Historical Sites

The Hirasawa Kanga Ruins was established as a government office over 1,000 years ago, during the Nara (710-794) and Heian periods (794-1185). They are a designated 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, traces of moats, fencings, and more were identified to be from the Nara and Heian periods through archaeological excavation. Three of its buildings, all with different architectural structures, were 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.


Ibaraki, Tsukuba, Hirasawa 353
Public Transportation: Take the Tsuku-Bus Oda Shuttle from Tsukuba Station for 45 minutes, alight at Oike Hirasawa Kanga Iriguchi, then walk on foot for 5 minutes
Take the bus for 30 minutes from Tsuchiura Station, alight at Hirasawa Kanga Iriguchi, then walk on foot for 5 minutes
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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