Tourist destinations and events in Ibaraki Prefecture are closed or cancelled to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
As in almost every country around the world, the threat of novel coronavirus has caused the cancellations and closures across Ibaraki. Ibaraki Prefectural Tourism & Local Products Association works with towns, cities and businesses across the Ibaraki to encourage people to visit the prefecture. However, now is not the time for travel. Instead, we’d like to use this time to focus on bringing you the best of Ibaraki through our website and social media! We hope the beautiful landscapes of Ibaraki provide a relief from stress at this time and get you inspired for future travel – we can’t wait to welcome you back to Ibaraki one day soon!


Ibaraki Highlights

Hitachi Seaside Park (Hitachinaka City)

The huge park is well-known for its stunning displays of seasonal flowers including the stunning blue nemophila in the Spring and fiery red kochia bushes in Autumn. Other flowers include daffodils and tulips in the Spring, roses, zinnia and sunflowers in the Summer and cosmos daisies in the Autumn.



Ryujin Suspension Bridge

This 100m high dragon-inspired bridge is sure to get your adrenaline going. The bridge is also a great place to take in panoramic views of the beautiful northern Ibaraki countryside.



Kairakuen Garden

Kairakuen Garden is known as one of Japan’s ‘Three Great Gardens’ and is most famous for its plum blossom festival, which takes place in late Winter and early Spring each year. As well as plums, cherry blossoms, azalea and Japanese bush clover are also in bloom depending on the season. The garden’s Kobuntei Villa offers stunning views out over Lake Senba.



Fukuroda Falls

This ever-changing waterfall is considered to be of Japan’s ‘Three Great Waterfalls’. No matter the time of year, there’s something to see at Fukuroda Falls; from the lush green of Spring, cooling mists of Summer, fiery Autumn colours or frozen falls in the Winter.



Nakaminato Fish Market

If you’d like to sample some of Japan’s freshest seafood at affordable local prices, this is the place for you. There’s plenty of options to choose from including fresh locally sushi and seafood rice bowls.



Aquaworld Oarai Aquarium

Get up close with fish and marine life at this world-class aquarium. Aquaworld has the most successful shark breeding programme in Japan, as well as the stars of the aquarium, dolphins and sea lions!



Ushiku Daibutsu Buddha

The 120m Buddha statue hold’s the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest bronze statue. Visitors can enter the statue and visit an 85m high observation deck which offers panoramic views of the Kanto Plains. The Buddha is surrounded by 20,000m2 of gardens which are particularly beautiful during the Spring blossom season.