7 days in Ibaraki Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Ibaraki Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ibaraki Prefecture holiday planner

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Mito
— 3 nights
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Kitaibaraki
— 1 night
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Tsukuba
— 2 nights
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Mito

— 3 nights
Quaint and historic, Mito serves as the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, once a castle town and stronghold for the Edo-period Mito clan.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mori no Chevre Plaza and Kamiiso no Torii. Change things up with these side-trips from Mito: Hiraiso Hakuakiso Strata (in Hitachinaka), Hitachi (Izumi Shrine, Hitachi Civic Center, Museum of Science, &more) and Kasama (Kasama Kirara Museum, Kasama Nichido Museum of Art, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakuo-in, make a trip to Torinokosan Shinto Shrine, walk around Mito City Forest Park, and get the adrenaline pumping with Ryujin Bungy (Bungy Japan).

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mito trip planner.

Tokyo to Mito is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in September, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Mito. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kitaibaraki.

Things to do in Mito

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Kitaibaraki

— 1 night
On the 10th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Izura Institute of Art & Culture. Ibaraki University, admire the masterpieces at Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art Ibaraki, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Izura Park, then stroll through Izura Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanazono Shrine.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kitaibaraki online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mito to Kitaibaraki in 1.5 hours. In September in Kitaibaraki, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tsukuba.

Things to do in Kitaibaraki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Tsukuba

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Super Dry Museum, learn more about the world around you at Ibaraki Nature Museum, then don't miss a visit to Fukuoka Dam, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amabiki Kannon. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at The Science Museum of Map and Survey, engage your brain at Geological Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Yokaren Peace Memorial Musuem, then admire the natural beauty at Tsukuba Botanical Garden, and finally stroll through Tsukuba Rinrin Road.

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

You can drive from Kitaibaraki to Tsukuba in 2 hours. Traveling from Kitaibaraki in September, Tsukuba is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tsukuba

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ibaraki Prefecture travel guide

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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.

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