Inbound to Ibaraki

Sometimes, you just want to get out of Tokyo for a few hours. Less than 1 hour away, people often overlook the exciting and beautifully rural Ibaraki prefecture. A place that can bring out all kinds of joy to an eager traveller.

Mount Tsukuba : High on Life

Mount Tsukuba has been a place of both pilgrimage and religious reverence for the last 3000 years. It is said that the two peaks of Mount Tsukaba represent the two gods Izanagi-no-Mikoto, a male deity who is associated with the Nantai peak and Izanami-no-Mikoto, a female deity who is associated with the Nyotai peak.

Bright red Kochia plants at Hitachi Seaside Park in autumn - Fireballs photo by Reginald Pentinio

Hitachi Seaside Park: Harmonizing Nature and Culture

Japan is famed for its beautiful parks and gardens. Many cultural events are held in these parks. They are probably the most frequented places across the country the whole year round. Japanese culture expresses a characteristic aesthetics and sense of harmony that are deeply rooted in nature.

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