The Kashima Shrine was built in the first year of Emperor Kammu’s reign (660 B.C.), and is a prestigious shrine that possesses many national treasures and important cultural assets. The deity enshrined at the shrine is Takemikazuchi-no-Ookami, who has long been revered by the imperial family and the Fujiwara clan as the god of war. It is the headquarters of the Kashima Shrine, which has about 600 shrines all over Japan. It is a power spot called “the place where it all began” and is visited by many sports teams and students wishing for victory.
8.5 km from the hotel, 19 minutes by car
Ibaraki Prefectural Kashima Soccer Stadium
This is the home stadium of the professional soccer club Kashima Antlers, first J-League champions and the only club team to win three consecutive league titles. The stadium is home to the Kashima Antlers professional soccer club. (Please check the date of the tour. There is a charge.)
10.7Km from the hotel, 19 minutes by car
Ushiku Great Buddha
The 120-meter-tall Ushiku Daibutsu (Great Buddha), recognized by the Guinness Book of Records, is the world’s tallest bronze Great Buddha. There is an observatory on the chest of the 85-meter-high Great Buddha, and on a clear day you can see the Tokyo Sky Tree and Mt. Fuji on a clear day. Be sure to take a look at the beautiful flowers in the garden that spreads out at the foot of the Great Buddha.
49 km from the hotel, 50 minutes by car
National Hitachi Seaside Park
National Hitachi Seaside Park, a city park surrounded by flowers and greenery, is one of the most popular tourist spots in Ibaraki Prefecture. The park has an area of about 200 hectares and is filled with flower fields and recreational spots. The park is a great place to enjoy seasonal flowers throughout the year, especially the 5.3 million blue nemophoras that bloom in spring.
63 km from the hotel, 75 minutes by car
Ibaraki Prefecture is known as an agricultural powerhouse, and there are many tourist farms where you can enjoy picking seasonal fruits. You can pick melons and blueberries in the summer, pears in the fall, and strawberries in the winter and spring. Please enjoy the taste of the season.
Nakaminato Fish Market
This is a fish market adjacent to the Nakaminato Fishing Port. Please enjoy the restaurants where you can enjoy delicious seasonal seafood dishes and the souvenir shops that sell seafood landed that morning at reasonable prices.
54 km from the hotel, 75 minutes by car
Kairakuen, one of the three most famous gardens in Japan, is one of Mito’s most popular tourist attractions. A plum blossom festival is held every year from February to March, and visitors can enjoy 3,000 plum trees of about 100 varieties. There are also many other places to enjoy in the park regardless of the season, such as the Tokugawa Museum, Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History, and Kurefushi no Sato Kofun Park.
62 km from the hotel, 80 minutes by car
(There are 145 flat parking spaces available.）
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Take the Haneda Airport Express Bus No. 11 and get off at Kashima Central Hotel (110 minutes).