Wild camping weekend from Tokyo, Hananuki Gorge, Ibaraki

Hananuki Gorge, Ibaraki

Hananuki Gorge is one of the most beautiful gorges in Ibaraki Prefecture, with crystal clear waters and mossy boulders surrounded by a beautiful forest. As it takes a little over 2 hours by car from central Tokyo (nearly 3 hours by train + bus), we would recommend this place for an overnight camping trip. Hananuki Gorge has a free camping ground run by the local government as well as various great spots for wild camping (as it’s part of a prefectural nature park, it is not allowed to have a campfire directly on the ground). For those who want to do stream-trekking or canyoning, you can park your car and enter the stream from scenic spots such as Fudo Falls (Fudotaki), Otome Falls (Otometaki), Kotakizawa camping ground and Shiomitakitsuri Bridge.