Oarai Tourist Attractions

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Oarai Station 大洗駅

The first step to enjoy a trip to Oarai is to take the Kashima Rinkai Railway from JR Mito Station to Oarai Station, which is the third stop.
In addition to various buses (such as Kaiyu-Go), and taxi services, walking around town is a convenient way to enjoy Oarai, especially if you want to take photos of the cutouts of popular anime characters in town.

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16min

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Oarai Isosaki Shrine and Kami-Iso Torii

Oarai Isosaki Shrine and Kami-Iso Torii
大洗磯前神社・神磯鳥居

The Oarai Isosaki Shrine and Kami-Iso Torii are officially designated as sites of cultural significance in Ibaraki Prefecture.
Since ancient times, the gods of these shrines have been worshipped as guardians of domestic and maritime safety.
Located nearby are the Takahama Kyoshi, three major monuments and the Maritime Museum.

Inquiries : Oarai Isosaki Shrine and Kami-Iso Torii
TEL : 029-267-2637
ADRESS : Ibaraki-ken, Higashiibaraki-gun, Oarai-machi, Isohama-cho 6890

One of Oarai Isosaki Shrine’s Torii gates stands in a spot where gods are believed to have descended.
In the early morning, the view of the the torii gates illuminated by the morning sunlight and surrounded by the rough ocean waves is truly divine.

5min

5min

Oarai Isosaki Shrine and Kami-Iso Torii

Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium

Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium
アクアワールド茨城県大洗水族館

Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium is an aquarium that is home to a wide range of sea creatures from around the world.
The aquarium has the largest number of species of sharks in Japan, so an image of a shark is used in the aquarium’s logo.
The aquarium also features around 20,000 fish of 80 different species.
These include fish and shellfish that live in the deep waters of Japan, which are contained in the largest sunfish tank in Japan.

Inquiries : Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium
TEL : +81-29-267-5151
ADRESS : 8252-3 Isoyama-machi Oarai-machi Higashiibaraki-gun Ibaraki-ken 311-1301 Japan

There are two dolphin statues called “Meeting Bells” near the entrance of the aquarium.
It is said that if you write a message on a heart-shaped lock message plate,
swear eternal love to someone and ring the meeting bell, your happiness will last forever.

10min

10min

Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium

Gyoko-Iriguchi (Monday-Saturday)
Uoichibamae (Only Sunday)

Kaa- Chan no mise
かあちゃんの店

This is a shop where you can enjoy the taste of home-cooked meals prepared by local fishermen's wives.
They provide delicious fish dishes such as sashimi, tempura, and boiled fish, prepared using fresh fish all year round.
You can eat delicious food at a reasonable price.
* This store accepts cash payments only.

Inquiries : Kaa- Chan no mise
TEL : 029-267-5760 (Japanese only)
ADRESS : Ibaraki-ken, Higashiibaraki-gun, Oarai-machi, Isohama-cho, Azahigashi 8253-1

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5min

Oarai Marine Tower 大洗マリンタワー

Oarai Marine Tower is the symbol of Oarai.
Standing 60-meters tall, Oarai Marine Tower offers a glass-enclosed observation deck from which you can see the Pacific Ocean,
Mt. Fuji, Nikko, Nasu, Tsukuba, and other parts of Japan.

Inquiries : Oarai Marine Tower
TEL : 029-266-3366
ADRESS : Ibaraki-ken, Higashiibaraki-gun, Oarai-machi, Minatocyuou Ooarai 10

  • Enjoy the sea breeze as you take commemorative photos in front of the Oarai Marine Tower!

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Oarai Area Map