Ibaraki-ken Travel Guide

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Tsukuba

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70,273,30

Mito

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18,103,40

Ushiku

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22,163,0

Hitachi

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9,21,28

Oarai

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12,41,0

Shimodate

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3,6,0

Koga

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0,0,2

Tsukuba

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  • HiQueen!! or HiPrincess!! ( I do not...

    Tsukuba Sports & Outdoors

    ACHTUNG: DO NOT RATE THESE PAGES!!!!at least you think they offer information that you cannot access in Encyclopaedia Brittannica. and other serious sources.Going up to Mt. TsukubaThe story is rather simple and it was told to my VTFriends; those who came and rated this series of pictures were called clowns by someone who eats from our efforts in...

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  • Daiwa Roynet Hotel Tsukuba

    Tsukuba Hotels

    1-5-7 Azuma, Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, 305-0031, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • The start

    Tsukuba Sports & Outdoors

    Close to the building of the cable car you will kind the TOSANGUCHI. The chinese (now japanese!) characters indicating the entrance to the hiking path that will take you up...(if you bring enough"equipment") Bring energy in any form. Remember: you can not destroy energy, but energy can destroy you!!!

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Mito

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  • Kairakuen Garden

    Mito Things to Do

    Kairakuen Garden is one of the official Top 3 Gardens of Japan, along with Korakuen (Okayama) and Kenrokuen (Kanazawa). The garden was built by Tokugawa Nariaki and opened in 1842. The lords enjoyed it but it was also open to the public which was not the case for similar gardens elsewhere in the country. The Kobuntei however, was used only by the...

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  • Plaza

    Mito Hotels

    2078-1 Semba-Cho, Mito-Shi, Mito, Japan, 310-0851,

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Mito Castle Ruins

    Mito Things to Do

    Mito Castle was one of the famous Tokugawa Castles, along with Nagoya Castle and Wakayama Castle. Unlike the other two, it was very simple with few fortifications. It was decommisioned in 1871 and what was left of it was then bombed in WWII so there is not much to see today however the Kodokan is within the old castle grounds, so those visiting the...

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Ushiku

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  • By car only

    Ushiku Transportation

    To my knowledge, I am not sure if there are public transportation that come to this tourist destination. I apologize but I didn't even think about getting this information. But, we came here by a car.

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  • You can't miss the 1st Floor!

    Ushiku Things to Do

    I just found out that I did my tips backwards. Do you know why? Because you don't really go to the first floor first. How did that happen?The guided tour goes to the fifth floor first and then you go down to the next level. We took the elevator going up all the way to the 5th floor which is the head of the Buddha. Then we don't take the elevator...

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  • Go to the 2nd Floor of the Ushiku...

    Ushiku Things to Do

    Take the stairs going down to the second floor of the Ushiku Daibutsu. You are no longer on the head of the Buddha but actually in the body of the Buddha. Taking the stairs is better because you see more of the exhibits. They have tons of pictures on the wall, lots of information to read and more displays of arts and crafts to buy. There is an...

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Hitachi

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Oarai

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  • Sushi, of course

    Oarai Restaurants

    There are so many choices here. You can have any sushi you like. However, it is very expensive!We opted for the cheaper noodles because we were waiting to get out so we can have barbecued squid on our road stop on our way back home. Odom noodles

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  • What is this?

    Oarai Things to Do

    There are many sea creatures that camouflage themselves for self-preservation. They mimick different animals or they change their colors.I knew I took this picture for some reason. There is something inside this little aquarium - it's a fish that is a master of disguise fish. Can you figure it out?Is it on the algae? Is it on the sand? Where is it?

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  • Check out the Barracuda

    Oarai Things to Do

    The Oarai Aquarium is huge! They have a lot of collection of sharks. However, they don't maintain the big sharks. I think they release them after the shark reaches a certain age or weight.

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Shimodate

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  • Sushi bar

    Shimodate Restaurants

    The ambience was great, everyone gets to sit next to the conveyor belt.... and choices are a plenty!If you don't see what you want on the conveyor belt, then just order using the touch screen in front of you, pretty cool!The food here was delicious! I can't remember the name of the restaurant though but it's just walking distance from Shinto hotel,...

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  • Supermarket!

    Shimodate Shopping

    Food market is a Japanese supermarket. I think all supermarkets in Japan are basically the same but because this was the 1st supermarket I stepped in Japan, I was sooooo.... excited!I think a trip to Japan is incomplete if you do not step into a supermarket. The assortment of stuff you find here is so different from supermarkets found in other...

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Popular Destinations in Ibaraki-ken

  1. Tsukuba
  2. Mito
  3. Ushiku
  1. Hitachi
  2. Oarai
  3. Shimodate
  4. Koga

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