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Hitachi Seaside Park

A perfect day outside Tokyo at Hitachi Seaside Park, a seaside park with gardens and an amusement park. It is a great place to see the fall colors.

Ushiku Daibutsu

An hour north-east of Tokyo, the Ushiku Daibutsu is a towering statue of the Amida Buddha. A full hundred and twenty meters tall, it also contains esoteric exhibit rooms.

Amabiki Kannon Temple

Rakuhoji, also known as Amabiki Kannon, or the Rain-drawing Kannon, is reknowned for cherry blossoms in spring, and hydrangeas in May and June. Rakohoji has many cultural properties, including a statue of Kannon in the sanctuary.