A hexagonal building with red-painted walls and a roof decorated with sacred gems. The view of breaking waves from the Pacific
Ocean is impressive.
Access: 7 min. by taxi from JR Otsuko Station.
The view from Shiomitaki Suspension Bridge is magnificent, especially when a tunnel of red leaves forms in autumn.
Access: 30 min. by taxi from JR Takahagi Station.
Ryujin Big Suspension Bridge (Autumn leaves)
Standing among Japan's longest suspension bridges at 375 meters, it has a remarkable presence in this scenic area.
Access: 40 min. by bus from Hitachi-Ota Station.
Savor the thrill of Japan's highest bungee jump at 100 meters.
Access: 40 min. by bus from JR Hitachi-Ota Station.
Fukuroda Falls (Autumn leaves)
During the fall, the leaves of the Japanese maples and Acer amoenum turn a beautiful red.
Access: 10 min. by bus from JR Fukuroda Station.
Commonly known as Momijidera. From its premises, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the town of Daigo-machi.
Access: 10 min. walk from JR Daigo Station.
Hitachi Seaside Park (Red bassia scoparia)
Brilliant red leaves turn the hillside completely red for a superb sight.
Access: 20 min. by bus from JR Katsuta Station.
Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History (Ginkgo)
Rows of ginkgo trees in the garden are dressed in yellow leaves that create a golden carpet.
Access: 10 min. by bus from JR Mito Station.
Kasama Inari Shrine (Chrysanthemum Festival)
Japan's oldest chrysanthemum festival. The shrine premises are filled with 10,000 bewitching chrysanthemums.
Access: 8 min. by bus from JR Kasama Station.
Noguchi Kumataro Tea Garden
Tea and teacakes can be enjoyed in an old folk house—a secret place for aficionados of tea and Japanese culture!
Access: 30 min. by taxi from JR Koga Station.
Ushiku Daibutsu (Cosmos)
Cosmos bloom in the fields at the foot of the world's largest bronze Buddha statue.
Access: 25 min. by bus from JR Ushiku Station.
Ami Premium Outlets
Built in the style of the American West Coast, here you can find around 150 stores featuring well-known domestic and overseas brands.
Access: 20 min. by bus from JR Arakawaoki Station.