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12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Autumn

| Autumn Colors , Ibaraki
12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Autumn

Incredible flowers bloom in Ibaraki even as the leaves on the trees begin to turn yellow, orange and red. Why not give bungee jumping a try? Or, if you'd prefer to stay indoors, go for some tea—or perhaps discount brand shopping!

Izura Rokkaku-do

Izura Rokkaku-do

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.

Hananuki Gorge

Hananuki Gorge

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)

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.

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping

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)

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.

Eigenji Temple

Eigenji Temple

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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

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.