Wakayama: Japan's Spiritual Heartland
From the Kumano Sanzan route to the mountain temples of Koyasan
From the Kumano Sanzan route to the
the mountain temples of Koyasan
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Tour of Ibaraki

Food, fermentation and cycling — 3 new reasons to hit Ibaraki Prefecture

Discover Japan's close connection to all things fermentation - the magical process responsible for some of Japan's best loved food products, like soy sauce, miso, Japanese sake and even natto! Just one hour north of Tokyo, Ibaraki Prefecture provides some of the best behind-the-scenes access to find out where and how such fermented foods are made-often still using traditional techniques.

The prefecture also offers unparalled cycling opportunities in the Tsukuba and Lake Kasumigaura regions, which can turn into an enjoyable way of discovering local foods along the way.

Saitama
01 / 03 - Oarai, Ibaraki

Oarai: Food & Fermentation Report

Introducing some of the local factories and shops around Ibaraki's Oarai that will make for an authentic food- and fermentation-themed tour. Discover local delicacies like dried sweet potatoes, traditionally brewed soy sauce and local sake production.

Discover Oarai's foods
gunma
02 / 03 - Mito, Ibaraki

Mito: Food & Fermentation Report

Introducing some of the local factories and shops around Ibaraki's Mito area, from its local staple of natto (fermented soybeans), as well as some of the recommended sightseeing spots.

Discover Mito's foods
Niigata
03 / 03 - Tsuchiura

Tsuchiura: Cycling Report

Discover the cyclist-friendly trails around Lake Kasumigaura in Ibaraki Prefecture. Depart from Tsuchiura and follow the 90 km or 125 km lakeside routes along the Ring Ring Road, discovering the local secrets along the way.

Discover Tsuchiura