What to do and see in Tsuchiura, Japan: The Best Places and Tips

September 14, 2017 Jacquiline Delozier

Tsuchiura (土浦市, Tsuchiura-shi) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 141,181, and a population density of 1510 persons per km². Its total area is 122.89 km². About 3,000 residents are non-Japanese, a large proportion of which are Filipinos, Chinese, and Brazilians.
Restaurants in Tsuchiura

1. Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition

Riverside of Sakura River, Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition

Reviewed By mabei0123 - Tsukuba, Japan

The Tsuchiura National Fireworks Competition which is held in the first Saturday on October, is one of the top three Fireworks show in Japan (with over 20,000 fireworks) . It was held tonight this year on Oct 1, 2016. This was my 7-8th time to see this competition because I'm living in the neighborhood, but it reminds me once again that this is the best!! This competition is to contribute the improvement on the fireworks techniques aiming at the highest level in its quality, scale and contents. It consists of 3 divisions, Starmines, Size 10 shells, and Original displays. The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award was given to a winner of each division, and the Prime Minister Award was given to the best of winners of the 3 divisions. This is the best stage for them to show their skills which are highly qualified among the industry of the world highest level. In addition, this really is a great entertainment show of sound and light to give dreams and impressions to all spectators. Unlike many other Fireworks Shows in Japan, you can see the improving techniques and entertainments of fireworks in this competition, and thus I recommend to come and see it if you have a chance to come on early October!! Another attractions were “The wide starmines-The grandeur of Tsuchiura fireworks”(2000 fireworks were displayed in 6 min) and ”The ending fireworks”(the size 7 shells fireworks were displayed just the same as the number of competition) both presented by the committee. The fireworks can be seen from all around the city, but are best from the free or paid viewing spots along the river. The Tsuchiura city advises arriving by mid afternoon to secure a seat, and be sure to bring a tarp to sit on as some of the viewing spots are in freshly cut fields. Take JR Joban Line from Tokyo to Tsuchiura and then take a paid shuttle buses (240 yen) from the east exit of Tsuchiura Station to the official spots. After the end of the show, take the bus again back to the Station and the Joban line back to Tokyo.

2. Kasumigaura General Park

1051 Oiwata, Tsuchiura 300-0835, Ibaraki Prefecture +81 29-823-4811
Excellent
33%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Kasumigaura General Park

Reviewed By Texonesian - Dallas, Texas

I used to frequent this lovely park, when I lived in Tsuchiura. I was looking at some pictures from those days, recently, so I figured I should write a review telling about how it's a nice place to relax and enjoy some clean nature in an otherwise industrial area - if anyone happens to be in Ibaraki w/nothing better to do.

3. Sakuratsutsumi

Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture +81 29-824-2810
Excellent
47%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
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4 based on 22 reviews

Sakuratsutsumi

Reviewed By mabei0123 - Tsukuba, Japan

The bank of Sakura-gawa(river) is really beautiful on early April with so many Cherry Blossoms!! Also, Tsuchiura National Firework Competition is held on the first Saturday of October here, which is the best Firework Show and Competition in Japan!! If you come to Tokyo on early October, Tsuchiura is 45-60 min from Tokyo by JR Joban Line, so come and see it!!

4. Ottonuma Park

Nakamuranishine, Tsuchiura 300-0849, Ibaraki Prefecture +81 29-826-1111
Excellent
10%
Good
70%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
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4 based on 20 reviews

Ottonuma Park

Reviewed By うどんくん - Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

広々とした沼を中心にした公園で、子供の遊具、ランニングコース、噴水があり、水鳥がたくさんいます。カモがたくさんいて、すぐ近くでくつろいでいたので癒されました。撮影にも最適です。
駐車場もトイレ、手洗い場も何箇所かに充分な数があり設備が充実していると感じました。
水鳥保護のため、釣りのエリアを池の3/1くらいに限っていて、いろいろな楽しみ方の利用者を尊重している姿勢に好感が持てます。

5. Kamejo Park

1-13 Chuo, Tsuchiura 300-0043, Ibaraki Prefecture +81 29-826-1111
Excellent
2%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
59%
Poor
13%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 46 reviews

Kamejo Park

Reviewed By manimanimani - Tokyo, Japan

土浦城の跡が公園となっていて、土浦城が亀城と呼ばれていたことから亀城公園という名前になっています。太鼓櫓門や濠など、わずかながら遺構が残っています。桜の名所だそうで、春は美しいかなと思います。私が行った頃は新緑がきれいでした。

6. Former Tsuchiura JS Honkan

4-4-2 Manabe, Tsuchiura 300-0051, Ibaraki Prefecture +81 29-822-0137
Excellent
28%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
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4 based on 7 reviews

Former Tsuchiura JS Honkan

Reviewed By nekotoru - tokyo

現在の茨城県立土浦第一高校内にある国の重要文化財です。
明治時代に建てられたゴシック調の洋風建築物で、
なかなかおしゃれです。
今も一部の部屋はブラスバンド部等の部活動で
利用されているようで、うらやましく思いました。
JR土浦駅からバスがありますが、
観光協会でレンタサイクルを借りて、自転車で行きました。
10~15分程度で行けます。
通常は、外観のみの見学ですが、
第2土曜日は内部が一般公開されています。(入場無料)
内部は、土浦一高の歴史資料等の展示や
復元された教室などがあります。
天井が高くてなかなか雰囲気が良いです。
せっかくなので、内部公開日に行くことをオススメします。

7. Kasumigaura Yacht Harbor

2 Kawaguchi, Tsuchiura 300-0033, Ibaraki Prefecture
Excellent
12%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
45%
Poor
6%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 16 reviews

Kasumigaura Yacht Harbor

Reviewed By 爆笑 - 千葉県

あまり大きく無いヨットハーバーですが
意外と人が来ていました
風がかなり強い日だったので確認に来たのかな?
まっ若干匂います

8. Kasumigaura Environmental Science Center

1853 Okijukumachi, Tsuchiura 300-0023, Ibaraki Prefecture +81 29-828-0960
Excellent
25%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
37%
Poor
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4 based on 8 reviews

Kasumigaura Environmental Science Center

Reviewed By takuto1979 - 茨城県

This picture was taken at “Ibaraki Kasumigaura Environmental Science Center ” which is located 20km away from Ushiku Daibutsu. The figure standing beyond the Lake Kasumigaura, is boasts the second largest lake in Japan. It is not mirage. It is just Ushiku Daibutsu!

9. Washi Shrine

4-31 Tozakimachi, Tsuchiura 300-0031, Ibaraki Prefecture
Excellent
25%
Good
75%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Washi Shrine

Reviewed By BEN123西宮 - 西宮

鷲神社(おおとりじんじゃ)は、JR土浦駅から徒歩10分のところにある神社です。大きな神社名石柱があります。11月に土浦駅近辺を散策した時に参拝しました。境内の一部は公園となっているようです。この神社は、地元では鷲宮神社と呼ばれているとのことです。境内の説明書きによると、土浦の古い集落の1つである東崎の氏神で、祭神は、農神である天日鷲命です。社伝によると鎌倉初期の創建とのことです。境内には弁天池、力石(3個)があります。神社仏閣に興味がある方は参拝されては如何でしょうか?

10. Asahi Toge Tembo Park

Ono, Tsuchiura 300-4108, Ibaraki Prefecture
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Asahi Toge Tembo Park

Reviewed By ひらめ - 東京

自転車で走っていて、ここを通りかかりました。天気があまりよくなく、この写真のような眺望は望めませんでしたが、晴れた日には、かなり遠くまで見渡せるようです。

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