Suggestions on where to go, how to go.
- Ushiku Daibutsu (牛久大仏) - this is the standing giant buddha located in Ushiku in Ibaraki prefecture.
How to get there : From UENO take the JOBAN line to Ushiku. At Ushiku station, east exit take bus #1 and get off at
Ushiku Daibutsu stop.
This will take around 30 minutes. Entrance varies from 500 - 800円 depending on the season and day (weekday,weekends).
Events : New year (12/1-1/3), April (spring) , May-October (different flowers), August 15 (lanterns and fireworks).
- Akebono Yama (あけぼの山公園) - a flower park with windmill ^_^. This is located in Chiba prefecture.
How to get there : From UENO take the JOBAN line to Abiko. North exit ,take the Bando bus, last stop is the park entrance.
Travel time is around 30 min and fare is 160円 for adults, half for children.
There is also buses in Kashiwa (Tobu bus).
During the tulip festival, direct, non-stop Tobu buses run from Kashiwa.
Major Events : Mid Feb-Mid March : plum (梅)
Early April : cherry blossoms (桜)
Mid April : tulips
July : Sunflower