60 days in Ibaraki Prefecture Itinerary

60 days in Ibaraki Prefecture Itinerary

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60 days in Ibaraki Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
Kashima
— 12 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Hitachinaka
— 16 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Daigo-machi
— 15 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Tsukuba
— 14 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Rome

12
nights
Kashima

Kashima ©
Kashima is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kashima: Namegata (Central Golf Club, Oasa Shrine, &more), Hokota (Kunugi Forest Sports Park, Kashimanada Seaside Park, &more) and Inashiki (Annon-ji Temple, Osugi Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Ono Shiosai Hamanasu Park, get outside with Ibaraki Suigo Kenmin no Mori, take in nature's colorful creations at Suigo Itako Ayame Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hasaki Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kashima road trip tool .

Rome, Italy to Kashima is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Rome to Kashima, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in April: high temperatures in Kashima hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. You will leave for Hitachinaka on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Kashima

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Itako, Kamisu, Namegata, Hokota, Inashiki
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kashima Jingu ©
Kashima Jingu
Ono Shiosai Hamanasu Park ©
Ono Shiosai Hamanasu Park
Nihommatsuji Temple ©
Nihommatsuji Temple

16
nights
Hitachinaka

Hitachinaka ©
Dotted with beaches and parks, Hitachinaka makes for a great getaway along the Pacific Coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hitachinaka: Hokota (Itsukushima Shrine, Sun Green Asahi, &more), Hitachi (Okuhitachi Kirara no Sato, Oiwa Shrine, &more) and Kasama (Izumo Shrine Hitachi Branch, Ishikiri Sammyaku, &more). The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at Hitachi Seaside Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sakatsura Isozaki Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Kairakuen Park, and browse the exhibits of Hitachinaka City Archaeological Research Center.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hitachinaka trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Kashima to Hitachinaka takes 1.5 hours. In April in Hitachinaka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Daigo-machi.

Things to do in Hitachinaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mito, Kasama, Hitachi, Oarai-machi, Naka
Find places to stay Apr 16 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Hitachi Seaside Park ©
Hitachi Seaside Park
Nakaminato Fish Market ©
Nakaminato Fish Market
Kairakuen Park
Kairakuen Park

15
nights
Daigo-machi

Daigo-machi ©
Get out of town with these interesting Daigo-machi side-trips: Hitachiota (Plateau Satomi, Nishikanasa Shrine, &more), Kitaibaraki (Izura Beach, Cape Izura Park, &more) and Hitachiomiya (Kami No Sato Nishinouchi Washi Library of Records, Road Station HITACHIOMIYA, &more).

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Daigo-machi road trip site .

You can drive from Hitachinaka to Daigo-machi in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hitachinaka in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Daigo-machi, with lows around 21°C. You'll set off for Tsukuba on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Daigo-machi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kitaibaraki, Hitachiota, Hitachiomiya, Takahagi, Mt. Yamizo
Find places to stay May 2 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Fukuroda Falls ©
Fukuroda Falls
Tsukimachi Waterfall ©
Tsukimachi Waterfall
The Old Uwaoka Elementary School ©
The Old Uwaoka Elementary School

14
nights
Tsukuba

Tsukuba ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tsukuba: Ami-machi (Ami Premium Outlets, Yokaren Memorial Hall, &more), Ushiku (Ushiku Daibutsu & Ushiku Chateau) and Chikusei (Shimodate Museum of Art & Kan'nonji Temple). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tsukuba, engage your brain at Geological Museum, admire the natural beauty at Tsukuba Botanical Garden, and make a trip to Toyosato Yukari no Mori.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tsukuba tour site .

Traveling by car from Daigo-machi to Tsukuba takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Tsukuba can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tsukuba

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tsuchiura, Koga, Sakuragawa, Ushiku, Joso
Find places to stay May 17 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Tsukuba ©
Mount Tsukuba
Tsukuba Space Center ©
Tsukuba Space Center
Tsukubasan Shrine ©
Tsukubasan Shrine