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Ibaraki with Kids

Ibaraki is a 70 minute drive from central Tokyo (75 minute train ride from Tokyo Station to Mito Station on the Limited Express Train). It is blessed with natural beauty from both the mountain and sea. Ibaraki Prefecture was previously known as Hitachi Province. Then in 1871, the name of the province became Ibaraki.

Here are our favorite things to do in Ibaraki with Kids. We’ll continue to add to the list. Do you have a spot to recommend? Leave a comment below.

  • Hitachi Seaside Park Flowers and Amusement Park
  • Aqua World Oarai Aquarium
  • Oarai Seaside (sun beach) & the Oarai Isosaki Shrine

Hitachi Seaside Park is a beautiful park about a 70 min drive from central Tokyo. They have beautiful seasonal flowers, and a sports and amusement park. It can be enjoyed by all ages year round. Read More…

Aqua World Oarai Aquarium (アクアワールド茨城県大洗水族館) is one of the largest aquariums in Japan facing the Pacific Ocean and houses many indigenous fish, 60 types of sharks, great educational exhibitions, children’s corner, touch pool, and Sea Lion & Dolphin show. Read More…

Oarai Seaside Town is located in the middle of the Pacific coast of Ibaraki Prefecture, approximately 100km from Tokyo. It is famous for their fresh seafood, clean beaches and the Oarai Isosaki Shrine, a place of spiritual energy along the Oarai coastline. Read More …


Ibaraki with Kids

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