Mori no Ideyu Hot Spring
This onsen (hot-spring bath) has an outdoor bathing facility overlooking the picturesque scenery of Mount Yamizo.
The onsen also offers seasonal baths, including tubs filled with floating apples from October to January. In June, there is a green tea-infused bath alongside aromatic scented baths.
Yukkura Hot Spring Baths
Run by the local municipality, this no-frills hot spring is the perfect place to relax after a day at the beach or sightseeing at the nearby aquarium and fish market.
The building also houses the local sports center, including a swimming pool and gym.
Hitachi Fish Market and Farm Shop
Hitachi Fish Market sells fresh seafood caught at the neighboring Kuji Fishing Port. Spring is synonymous with yellowtail, tuna in autumn, and anglerfish and crab during the winter months.
In addition to selling fish, the market offers seafood cooking lessons.
On the market's second floor is where Hamazen Seafood Restaurant is located. Visitors will find a range of seasonal dishes featuring local fish from the market.
Shiraho Country Club
The flat hill layout featuring a magnificent fairway is a strategic course for golfers.
Number of holes: 18
Through play: please inquire
1.5 round play: please inquire
Pick-up Service: no
Overnight accommodation: no
Nakaminato Fish Market
Popular among locals and visitors alike, this fish market is known for its affordable prices and restaurants serving up local seafood. Take in the market scenes before sitting down at one of the market’s restaurants. Dining options include conveyor-belt sushi, sashimi, sea urchin, and seafood rice bowls. Many restaurants can also be reserved for group bookings.
The fish market is accessible by a short drive or a 15-minute walk from Aqua World Oarai aquarium. It is also a short train ride from Hitachi Seaside Park, making it an ideal sightseeing spot in central Ibaraki.
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.
Itako Country Club
This golf course is a 10-minute drive from the Itako IC on the Higashi-Kanto Expressway.
Itako is known for its iris festival held annually in May.
No. of holes: 27
Through play: Please inquire
Bus pick-up: Please inquire
Overnight stay: Not available
Shiosai-no-Yu Hot Spring
Located by the golden sands of Oarai Sun Beach, Shiosai-no-Yu combines hot spring baths with an on-site restaurant serving fresh seafood.
There are four types of tubs to enjoy, including ones built from igneous rock from Mount Chokai and magnetite from Oarai. All of the baths offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
The restaurant serves seafood dishes made with fresh local catches, including anglerfish.
This onsen (hot spring facility) features a sauna, cold-water plunge pool, and large warm-water baths separated into male and female bathing areas. There are also two open-air baths constructed from natural stone and are covered with wooden canopies. Illuminated at night, these outdoor baths are perfect for relaxing after a long day of sightseeing.
With a pH of 8.5, the hot spring water naturally contains sodium calcium sulfate, which is said to make the skin look healthy and supple.
Mount Tsukuba Cablecar and Ropeway
The distinct twin peaks of Mount Tsukuba can be seen towering above the Kanto Plain. The peaks are known as Mount Nantai and Mount Nyotai, the male and female peaks, respectively. The summit of Mount Tsukuba is accessible by foot, cable car, or ropeway.
Mount Tsukuba Cable Car
The Mount Tsukuba Cable Car climbs 1,600 meters in elevation between Miyawaki Station and Mount Tsukuba Station at the mountain's peak. There are two colors of cable car: red and green, representing the fresh green and autumnal leaves visible from the cable car. Various events, including extended opening hours, are held during the foliage season.
Mount Tsukuba Ropeway
This Swiss-made ropeway connects Tsutsujigaoka Station and Nyotai Peak Station.
Katsuragaoka Country Club
At first glance, this may appear like an easy course. However, the strategically designed lakes and bunkers demand a high skill level.
Number of holes: 18
Through play is available upon consultation. Please inquire for details.
Yuba no Sato Tofu Restaurant
Yuba is referred to as "tofu skin" that forms on top of boiled soy milk. While it may not sound appealing, yuba is silky and slightly sweet. Plus, it is high in protein and iron! Yuba cuisine is an excellent choice for vegetarians who'd like to experience traditional Japanese cuisine.
This yuba specialty restaurant is a great place to try this unique health food. We recommend trying the yuba dipped in hot pot or yuba sashimi.