Ibaraki Airport is located in the city of Omitama in south central Ibaraki Prefecture. This airport opened in 2010. This airport is shared with the Hyakuri Air Base which is run by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), and the private sector. This is the third airport opened for the Tokyo metropolitan area.
Since opening, this airport has promoted low-cost airfare including LCC (low-cost carrier) flights to make travelling more enjoyable. Departure and Arrival lobbies are in the same area. This is convenient and efficient especially for those who are not familiar with how to use the airport. Everyone can use this airport efficiently. The location of this airport is attractive. It has easy access to the neighboring prefectures including Tochigi and Gunma by using the Kita-Kantō Expressway. Therefore, you can visit sightseeing areas easily such as Mt. Tsukuba, Kairaku-en and Fukuroda Falls.
Currently, Tabirai Car rental is not available at any rental car company service office surrounding the Airport. It is recommended to hire a rental car from the neighboring area. Please see the "Check the large map" shown under the map to find the service offices available within Ibaraki Prefecture.