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

March 7, 2018 Mikaela Didonna

Kasama is the capital of the Northern Province of Zambia, situated on the central-southern African plateau at an elevation of about 1400 m. Its population, according to the 2000 census, is approximately 200,000.
Restaurants in Kasama

1. Kasama Inari Shrine

1 Kasama, Kasama 309-1611, Ibaraki Prefecture +81 296-73-0001
Excellent
9%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
34%
Poor
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3.5 based on 84 reviews

Kasama Inari Shrine

Reviewed By ART196

笠間稲荷神社The shrine to Inari at Kasama is one of the most important to the deity in Japan, after the famous shrine complex at Fushimi in Kyōto of course. The centre of Kasama used to be here, and the neighbourhood is still bustling around the shrine; the station is by comparison surrounded by farmland on the edge of town. The shrine’s main hall is enclosed with walled and roofed corridors and the entrance way has a large gatehouse. I didn’t see any torii at the shrine, instead there were several lavish gates.

2. Kasama Kogei no Oka

2388-1 Kasama, Kasama 309-1611, Ibaraki Prefecture +81 296-70-1313
Excellent
26%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
17%
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4 based on 41 reviews

Kasama Kogei no Oka

Reviewed By tripsato - Tokyo, Japan

陶芸市は、「大々的な春」と「小規模の秋」で開催されているようで、ここ数年は「小規模の秋」での開催のようです。春は5月・秋は11月の開催ですね。個人の陶芸家が個人ブースを仕切っているので好みの作品・品物を求めて、冷やかし歩きが楽しいですね。今回は秋の陶芸祭りです、去年は雨で体が冷えたため早々に退散しましたが今年は天候に恵まれてゆっくりとした物色?冷やかし?観光?ショッピング?ができました。

3. Kasama Nichido Museum of Art

978-4 Kasama, Kasama 309-1611, Ibaraki Prefecture +81 296-72-2160
Excellent
54%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Kasama Nichido Museum of Art

Reviewed By たびたび - 東京

東京、銀座の日動画廊創業者、長谷川仁・林子夫妻が創設した美術館。
長谷川氏は元々は牧師さんで、牧師としてのつながりから洋画を商う事業に進んだのだそうです。
フランス館、日本・アメリカ館と地域別の作品館があって規模も大きい。フランス館の内容は充実していてお勧めです。野外彫刻庭園があるのも悪くないでしょう。

4. Izumo Shrine Hitachi Branch

2001 Fukuhara, Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture +81 296-74-3000
Excellent
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Good
43%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 35 reviews

Izumo Shrine Hitachi Branch

Reviewed By Asterix135 - Toronto, Canada

The ropes in front of the shrine are quite impressive, making the shrine worth a short visit. The main shrine (the one with the ropes) is fairly new, and so not that exciting in and of itself. The older shrine (behind the rope one) is fenced off and you can only get a peek at it through the slats in the fence.
There also seem to be some hiking trails around the back of the shrine, though I'm not sure how extensive they are.
It's a nice place to visit if you're in the area, but probably not worth going out of your way for.

5. Kasama Azalea Matsuri

616-7 Kasama | Kasama Tsutsuji Park, Kasama 309-1611, Ibaraki Prefecture
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 15 reviews

Kasama Azalea Matsuri

Every year at festival time, as many as 8,500 vividly colored azaleas bloom in red, white, pink, and purple, delighting sightseers. During the peak viewing time of Golden Week, visitors can see the gorgeous scenery of the sides of the low mountain colored a brilliant red by the azaleas. There are a variety of events during the festival, including open-air tea ceremonies, folk entertainments, and Performances by traditional Japanese orchestras.

Reviewed By mabei0123 - Tsukuba, Japan

This year the Azalea Matsuri(Festival) was held from April 15 to May 7. They grew 10 different species of 8,500 Azalea!! I didn't know there are such many different species of Azalea. Very colorful, beautiful place now!!

6. Ibaraki Pottery Museum

2345 Kasama, Kasama 309-1611, Ibaraki Prefecture +81 296-70-0011
Excellent
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4 based on 20 reviews

Ibaraki Pottery Museum

Reviewed By shilpa n

If you are looking for good quality Japanese crockery& ceramics, this is a nice place. They have a good range, some super pricey but many are good to start or complete a collection. I hear there are nice private studios in Kasama but those can get ¥¥¥.

7. Kasama Himatsuri

2345 Kasama | Kasama Geijutsunomori Park, Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture
Excellent
27%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
27%
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4 based on 11 reviews

Kasama Himatsuri

Ibaraki Prefecture's largest ceramics festival, Kasama Himatsuri, is held every year from April 29th to May 5th at the Kasama Geijutsu no Mori Park Event Square. More than 200 artists and ceramics makers participate in the event and display their works in their stalls, and there is also a restaurant run by the potters. This restaurant itself is a famous part of the Himatsuri. There are also fun event for kids, allowing the whole family to enjoy the event together, experiencing the artwork and food.

Reviewed By BACIXXX - TOKYO

Kasama is north of Tokyo, and famous of "Kasama-yaki, earthenware in Kasama".
We went Himatsuri, festival of earthenware in Kasama. A lot of ceramic artists live in Kasama. And they have big selling exhibition on May and November everyyear. A lot of artist sell their works in their tent in that festival. We can see and buy traditional ones, or modern contemporary ones. however some of them are high price, most of them are reasonable price. Because Kasama-Yaki is daily use. There are too many tents to see.
In that festival, I divided Kasama-yaki into 4 types.
-Unique style, made by famous artists...... Complicated burn methods, Stylish, High cost, Hand made
-Cute Animal design....... low price, cute animal design, gentle color
-Daily use......low price, easy to use
-Others..... Plants pot, Haniwa etc...


In that festival, there is a lot of kind of local foods, beveridges, we also enjoy them.
<Transportation>
Please use `Yakimono-liner (Kanto pottery liner)` . 1.5hour from Akihabara station in Tokyo. The number of buses are a few. Please check timetable and make reservation on Internet.

8. Tsukuba Navy Air Corps Memorial Museum

654 Asahimachi, Kasama 309-1717, Ibaraki Prefecture +81 296-73-5777
Excellent
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Tsukuba Navy Air Corps Memorial Museum

Reviewed By たびたび - 東京

ここは「永遠のゼロ」のロケ地となったことで有名な施設。
特攻隊の関連施設で、連合国軍に押され追い詰められた日本が何とか起死回生の努力をしていた様がひしひしと伝わってきます。史料も豊富だし、時間を取って行くのがいいと思います。

9. Kasama Chrysanthemum Festival

1 Kasama | Kasama Inari Shrine, Kasama 309-1611, Ibaraki Prefecture
Excellent
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4 based on 10 reviews

Kasama Chrysanthemum Festival

Starting in 1908, the "Kasama Chrysanthemum Festival" is Japan's longest standing chrysanthemum celebration. Approximately 10,000 chrysanthemums in various shapes and forms-such as standing chrysanthemums, cascading chrysanthemums, chrysanthemums sculpted with many blossoms forming a sphere, and chrysanthemum bonsai trees-are displayed throughout the event grounds, starting with the main event area of the Kasama Inari shrine, filling the space with a mix of colors in shades of yellow, white, pink and more. Additionally, during this time, events such as competitive chrysanthemum Exhibitions and horseback archery contests are be held.

Reviewed By のんびり巡り - Minato, Japan

10月中旬から11月下旬に笠間稲荷神社をメイン会場に開かれる「笠間の菊まつり」では、黄・白・ピンクなど色とりどりの約1万鉢もの菊が笠間稲荷神社を中心に市内に咲き誇ります。
祭りの歴史は古く、始まりは明治41年と100年以上の歴史があります。
中でも注目はやはり「菊人形展」です。
今回は大河ドラマ「真田丸」が今年のテーマで、「真田丸」に関わる大坂城等の
菊は圧巻でした。

10. Shunpubanrisou

1371 Shimoichige, Kasama 309-1626, Ibaraki Prefecture +81 296-72-0958
Excellent
18%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 11 reviews

Shunpubanrisou

Reviewed By たびたび - 東京

北大路魯山人が住居として使用していた北鎌倉の茅葺き民家を移築したもの。
邸宅は、魯山人が気に入って購入しただけに、頑丈そうな構造だけでなく、品格もある。それに、部屋をさりげなく飾る美術品群も大きな見どころです。この日は紅葉が素晴らしく、お茶席も用意されていました。

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