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12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Summer

Summer in Ibaraki is about beaches, flowers, mountains and waterfalls.

Tsukuba: City of Science & Nature

In addition to being a 'science city,' Tsukuba is also home to one of Japan's oldest shrines, located at the foot of a twin-peaked mountain associated with the origins of the Japanese people.

The 4 Most Awesome Burgers North of Tokyo

Head north of Tokyo for a prize-winning 'yakisoba' and potato burger—or all the way up to Hokkaido for a mouth-watering jumbo scallop burger! Yum!

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.

Tour the Inaba Brewery in Ibaraki

The Japan Guy takes us through the Inaba Brewery on a snowy day—and reveals what lies behind a certain mysterious little door!

Ride 10 Gorgeous Steam Locomotives in Japan

Japan is famous for its modern trains, but it's also a great lover of traditional steam engines.

The 12 Top Spots for Autumn Colors in Japan

Think you know your 'koyo'? Here's the autumn color hall of fame!

Full List—Japan's Intangible Cultural Heritage

Beyond its 20 spectacular World Cultural Heritage Sites, Japan has 21 traditions recognized by UNESCO as elements of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Spring

From plum blossoms to cherry blossoms and hydrangea, there are wonderful things to discover in Ibaraki from February to late June.

Kashima Shrine's Best Kept Secret

While it may not be the fountain of youth, the pond behind this shrine has been purifying worshipers for centuries.

The Amazing Wearable Robot

The world's first wearable robotic device for medical and wellness applications was developed by a professor at the University of Tsukuba.

Fall, My Favorite Japanese Season

If you're thinking of traveling or move to Japan, the Japan Guy is here to tell you why fall is a great time to come.

The 11 Spookiest Spots in Japan

Whether they’re haunted, abandoned or just plain old creepy, these spots will definitely show you a chilly side of Japan you may never yet have known.

47 Souvenirs from All 47 Prefectures!

Traveling around Japan but don't know what souvenir to buy from each region? We've got you covered with this crazy list of our Top 47 'omiyage' from each of the nation's 47 prefectures!

Japan's Most Surreal National Park

From late April to early May, the blooms of 4.5 million Nemophilia flowers turn the hills of Hitachi Seaside Park a surreal shade of blue.

Japan's Robots: Past, Present & Future

Dr. Kazuhito Yokoi, director of the Intelligent Systems Research Institute in Tsukuba, outlines where robots are going.

The Ise-Shima G7 Summit Regions

10 cities around the country were selected to host ministerial meetings surrounding the 2016 G7 Summit in Ise-Shima. From education to IT and agriculture, each was selected for a very specific reason!

East Japan Shines in 5 Videos of Wintry Wonder

If you can't make your way out to Fukushima, Tochigi or Ibaraki Prefectures, Diamond Route Japan is bringing their majesty to your screen in five breathtaking videos that will have you packing your bags immediately!

Take off on a Fun Tandem Paraglider Flight

Fly high above Ibaraki with this exciting tour from Veltra!

Gardens, Waterfalls & Onsen in Ibaraki

Ibaraki is home to Kairakuen, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, as well as Fukuroda-no-Taki waterfalls, which crash down 120 meters of terraced rock in an awe-inspiring spectacle of beauty and sound.

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