60 days in Ibaraki Prefecture Itinerary

60 days in Ibaraki Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ibaraki Prefecture trip builder

©
Make it your trip
Fly to Narita International Airport, Drive to Kashima
1
Kashima
— 12 nights
Drive
2
Hitachinaka
— 16 nights
Drive
3
Daigo-machi
— 15 nights
Drive
4
Tsukuba
— 14 nights
Drive to Narita International Airport, Fly to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport

S M T W T F S
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6

Kashima

— 12 nights
Kashima is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. Venture out of the city with trips to Inashiki (Annon-ji Temple, Osugi Shrine, &more), Hokota (Kunugi Forest Sports Park, Kashimanada Seaside Park, &more) and Namegata (Central Golf Club, Oasa Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashima Jingu, stroll around Oka Park, head outdoors with Ibaraki Suigo Kenmin no Mori, and contemplate the long history of Grave of Bokuden Tsukahara.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kashima route tool.

Rome, Italy to Kashima is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Rome to Kashima due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in April; daily highs in Kashima reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel to Hitachinaka.

Things to do in Kashima

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Hitachinaka

— 16 nights
Dotted with beaches and parks, Hitachinaka makes for a great getaway along the Pacific Coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hitachinaka: Hitachi (Okuhitachi Kirara no Sato, Oiwa Shrine, &more), Hokota (Itsukushima Shrine, Sun Green Asahi, &more) and Kasama (Izumo Shrine Hitachi Branch, Ishikiri Sammyaku, &more). There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Hitachi Seaside Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Hiraiso Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oarai Isosaki Shrine, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hiraiso Hakuakiso Strata.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hitachinaka holiday planner.

Drive from Kashima to Hitachinaka in 1.5 hours. In April in Hitachinaka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Daigo-machi.

Things to do in Hitachinaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Daigo-machi

— 15 nights
Explore Daigo-machi's surroundings by going to Kitaibaraki (Izura Beach, Cape Izura Park, &more), Hitachiomiya (Kami No Sato Nishinouchi Washi Library of Records, Road Station HITACHIOMIYA, &more) and Hitachiota (Plateau Satomi, Nishikanasa Shrine, &more).

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Daigo-machi tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hitachinaka to Daigo-machi in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hitachinaka in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Daigo-machi, with lows of 21°C. You will leave for Tsukuba on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Daigo-machi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Tsukuba

— 14 nights

Japan's Science City

Situated just north of the country's capital, Tsukuba holds an established reputation as a thriving center for science research and education, earning the title "Japan's Science City." Originally planned in the 1960s as a spillover city of Tokyo and leading center for science, today Tsukuba attracts budding scientists from across the globe, all keen to see its innovative space centers, expos, and museums.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ami-machi (Ami Premium Outlets, Yokaren Memorial Hall, &more), Ushiku (Ushiku Daibutsu & Ushiku Chateau) and Chikusei (Shimodate Museum of Art & Kan'nonji Temple). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tsukuba, engage your brain at Tsukuba Space Center, stroll around Sorimachi no Mori Park, and don't miss a visit to Tsukubasan Shrine.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tsukuba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Daigo-machi to Tsukuba takes 2 hours. May in Tsukuba sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tsukuba

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Ibaraki Prefecture travel guide

4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Playgrounds · Landmarks
Ibaraki Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan, located in the Kantō region on the main island of Honshu. The capital is Mito.HistoryIbaraki Prefecture was previously known as Hitachi Province. In 1871, the name of the province became Ibaraki.

Source