At an unbelievable 120 m (394 ft) high, the Ushiku Daibutsu in Ibaraki is certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the tallest Buddha figure in the world.
To put it’s size in perspective, the aptly nicknamed ‘Big Buddha’ is equivalent to a 38-storey building and is three times the size of the Statue of Liberty.
Less than two hours outside of Tokyo, Hitachi Seaside Park is one of the best places to view flowers in Japan. With seasonal gardens that sprawl across 1.9 sq km (0.3 sq mi) of land in Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki, the park is an ever-changing palette of colours all year round.
The Itabashi-Fudoson temple, formerly known as Seiansan Fudoin, is a famous temple in Tsukuba Mirai City believed to have been built by Kobo Diashi in the Heian era. Dating back to 808, the main hall, two-storied gate and three-storied pagoda have significant cultural importance.