3 Great Tourist Spots in IBARAKI, Japan
1. Fukuroda Falls (袋田の滝)
This fall is one of the famous and beautiful falls in Japan.
Located in Daigomachi, Fukuroda (大子町袋田).
Its height is 120 metres and width is 73 metres.
You can enjoy cold water during summer, while you can enjoy frozen waterfall during winter.
Due to geographical shape, it looks like fall is made of a bunch of thread.
This waterfall is multi-step type, meaning that there are 4 steps that waterfall goes down.
Go visit all of 3 observatory platforms and view the gorgeous multi-step waterfall.
2. Ushiku Daibutsu (牛久大仏)
This huge statue is located in Ushiku City (牛久市).
Its height is 120 metres and three times bigger compared to Statue of Liberty (if considering head to feet).
As a statue, it’s the 3rd largest in the world.
As a bronze statue, it’s the biggest in the world.
Thus, this statue has been accepted by Guinness World Records.
It was completed to build in 1992.
There is an observatory floor and you can take an elevator.
It goes up to 85 meters inside the statue.
However, the space is not huge and limited to preserve beauty of the statue.
3. Ibaraki Prefecture Oarai Aquarium (アクアワールド茨城県大洗水族館)
This aquarium is famous for having 52 kinds of sharks.
It also has the biggest water tank for sunfish in the country.
It is located in Oarai cyo (大洗町) and usually open between 9a.m. and 5p.m.
There are 9 zones where you can see different kinds of animals.
The 9 zones include the Encounter Sea, Deep Sea, the Seas of the World, the Museum area, Rivers and streams, the Oceanfront, Kid’s Land and the Seas of the World 2.
While the Encounter Sea Zone has 80 kinds and 20,000 of fish, Deep Sea Zone has jellyfish.
In the Seas of the World Zone, you can see sunfish and sharks.
Don’t miss various sharks and sunfish that enjoy freedom in the biggest tank in Japan.
In Museum Zone, you can learn basic information on whales and sharks.
In Rivers and Streams Zone, you would see actual small rivers in the open space. They recreated small version of rivers in Ibaraki inside the building.
There would be shows in the Oceanfront Zone.
If like penguins, dolphins and California sea lions, visit here and see their adorable shows!
Children can see, touch and learn about fish and rivers in Kid’s Land, whereas anyone can meet otter and horbour seals in the Seas of the World 2 Zone.