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Crowd of tourists enjoying the view of Nemophila at Hitachi Seaside Park,this place popular tourist destination in Japan = shutterstock

Crowd of tourists enjoying the view of Nemophila at Hitachi Seaside Park,this place popular tourist destination in Japan = shutterstock

Ibaraki Prefecture: Hitachi Seaside Park is worth a visit!

Ibaraki prefecture is located in the northeast of Tokyo and faces the Pacific Ocean. In the city of Mito which is the prefectural office's location, there is a famous Japanese garden Kairakuen. And, about 2 hours by express bus from Tokyo station, there is Hitachi Seaside Park. In this vast park, there are stunning flower gardens as seen in the photo above. Various flowers are blooming throughout the year.

Outline of Ibaraki

Map of Ibaraki

Map of Ibaraki

 

Hitachi Seaside Park

Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki prefcture = Shutterstock

Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki prefcture = Shutterstock

Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki prefcture = Shutterstock 1
Photos: Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki prefcture

If you want to enjoy beautiful flower gardens around Tokyo, I recommend Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki prefecture. In this park with a total area of 350 hectares, nemophila blooms in spring and Kokia turns red in autumn. Please refer to the following article about Japanese flower gardens. Table of ContentsPhotos ...

 

Kashima-jingu Shrine

Kashima-jingu Shrine = AdobeStock

Kashima-jingu Shrine = AdobeStock

Kashima-jingu Shrine in Ibaraki Prefecture
Photos: Kashima-jingu Shrine in Ibaraki Prefecture

Speaking of the most ancient and majestic shrines around Tokyo, I first think of Kashima-jingu Shrine, about 100 kilometers northeast of Tokyo. It is said to have been built in 660 BC. Its area is about 70 hectares. When Kasuga Taisha Shrine was built in Nara, it is said that Kashima-jingu ...

 

Oarai-Isosaki Jinja Shrine

"Kamiiso no Torii Gate" at Oarai-Isosaki Jinja Shrine, Ibaraki Prefecture = Shutterstock

"Kamiiso no Torii Gate" at Oarai-Isosaki Jinja Shrine, Ibaraki Prefecture = Shutterstock

"Kamiiso no Torii Gate" at Oarai-Isosaki Jinja Shrine, Ibaraki Prefecture = Shutterstock 1
Photos: Oarai-Isosaki Jinja Shrine -Famous for "Kamiiso no Torii Gate"

In Japan, torii gates are often built in places with a sacred atmosphere. Oarai-Isosaki Jinja Shrine, which is about 3 hours away by train and bus from Tokyo, is famous as a shrine with a torii gate in a wonderful location. This shrine is in front of the sea. And "Kamiiso ...

 

Fukuroda-no-Taki (Fukuda Waterfall)

Fukunoda-no-Taki (Fukuda Waterfall) frozen in winter = AdobeStock

Fukunoda-no-Taki (Fukuda Waterfall ) frozen in winter = AdobeStock

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Photos: Fukuroda-no-Taki (Fukuda Waterfall)

This page introduces "Fukuroda-no-Taki (Fukuda Waterfall) ". It is one of the most famous waterfalls in Japan, located about 2.5 hours drive north of Tokyo. The waterfall looks elegant from a distance, but when you get closer to it, the water volume is surprisingly large. In the winter, the water freezes ...

 

 

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Bon KUROSAWA  I have long worked as a senior editor for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI) and currently work as an independent web writer. At NIKKEI, I was the editor-in-chief of the media on Japanese culture. Let me introduce a lot of fun and interesting things about Japan. Please refer to this article for more details.

2020-05-14

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