Ibaraki

Japanese houses that cost just US$28,000 thrill the Internet, also break its heart

“If I can get a house for the same price as a car, I’m buying the house.”

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To prevent heatstroke and COVID-19, Ibaraki vending machines dispense free cold water to students

The vending machines have been set up at 14 different elementary and middle schools in Tsukubamirai city.

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Ibaraki Airport mulls name change to “Tokyo Ibaraki Airport” despite not being in Tokyo

What could possibly go wrong?

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Japanese netizens puzzle over weird coronavirus crime — a theft of over 3,000 gallons of water

The water was swiped from a karaoke enterprise that closed up shop during the self-isolation period.

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Japanese students skip school to protest their re-opening amid growing number of COVID-19 cases

To protect themselves and their families, these students didn’t hesitate at all to take action

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Ibaraki Police warn against fake warnings by the police

Hmmm…

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Face to face with Ibaraki’s giant Daidarabotchi, not so bad after all and a bit of a looker

The 15-meter-tall miniature of the legendary yokai puts it in a whole new light.

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Meet Ibaraki Prefecture’s Virtual YouTuber representative Hiyori Ibara, winning hearts everywhere

Japanese fans love her lively personality!

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Restaurant in Ibaraki Prefecture serves up tripe stew in an unconventional dish

Why waste your time spooning tripe stew into dishes when you can just pour it out?

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Ibaraki Prefecture marketing chief regarding their capital city: “Mito sucks! Die!”

Who knew Ibaraki was so punk?

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Internet tackles the mystery of why there are no monkeys in Ibaraki Prefecture

Can the collective Internet come up with a possible solution, or just crack a bunch of monkey jokes?

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9 million yen awarded to convenience store from man for over 11,000 hours of unauthorized parking

But will a man who ignored years of warnings bother heeding a court order?

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The brilliant blue flowers of Hitachi Seaside Park: Your next flower viewing stop in Japan【Pics】

With sakura season done in the Tokyo area, it’s time to switch from pink to blue and the 4.5 million Nemophila flowers of this amazing park.

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Diamond Route Japan series shows off all the beautiful reasons to travel outside of Tokyo【Videos】

This promotional video series will leave you with chills, planning your next trip to Japan

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Right now, this amazing Japanese park is bathed in beautiful blue from 4.5 million flowers【Video】

And it’s just 90 minutes away from Tokyo.

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Ibaraki Prefecture promotes onsen hot springs with muscly man bathing in 4K【Videos】

Muscles, hot springs and stunning scenery combine to create some memorable slow motion bathing experiences.

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Beautiful frozen waterfall in Japan is an awe-inspiring reason to brave winter’s cold【Pics/Vids】

Visitors are drawn to the serene stillness of the icy Fukuroda Falls.

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Japanese town’s mascot character may be a man dressed in women’s clothing, possibly on purpose

Everyone notices the girlish clothes, but those with a trained eye have also spotted the boyish wings.

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Watch Kanto’s Strongest Italian Chef transform McDonald’s into fine cuisine!【Recipe】

Chef Yuji Ota shows us how to turn McDonald’s food into Ribollita, Carrozza, and Gattò di Patate with three easy recipes.

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Single “Hebel Haus” is the only structure to defy the flooding of Japan’s Angry Demon River

Last week, we discussed the possible etymology of Kinugawa (“Angry Demon River”), which has been the scene of intense flooding in eastern Japan this month. While the overflowing river has devastated the surrounding towns and landscapes in its wake, a single building in Joso City, Ibaraki Prefecture has been gaining particular attention for being the only structure within sight to stand firmly in place in the face of a deluge of muddy water.

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