Ibaraki is one of the lesser traveled prefectures in Japan, even though its close proximity to Tokyo. Which doesn't mean it has nothing to offer, on the contrary: visit Hitachi seaside parkto experience a sea of gorgeous flowers. For the more energetic Mt. Tsukuba and Okukuji Park are excellent hiking opportunities.
Tsukuba Science City is where Japan's space agency is located and well worth a visit.
Valid rail and bus passes:
Ibaraki prefecture has a multitude of railway and bus passes that make it easier to get around.
Check out our listings below for passes that are valid within Ibaraki prefecture.
There are no airports with scheduled airline services in Ibaraki prefecture. The nearest and most convenient airport is Haneda Airport in Tokyo.