About Ibaraki
Region:Kanto
Island:Honshu
Capital:Mito
Population:2,969,770
Area:6,096.93 sq. km

Easily accessible from Tokyo by the Tsukuba Express, Ibaraki is known historically for being the home of the Mito branch of the Tokugawa clan during the Edo Period, including the famous daimyo Tokugawa Mitsukuni, or “Mito Komon,” the subject of a popular long-running TV series in Japan.

The two most popular tourist destinations in Ibaraki are the majestic Fukuroda Falls (which can spectacularly freeze over in the winter), as well as Kairaku-en, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan.

Other places of note include the beaches on the coast, Hitachi Seaside Park and its pretty flower fields, and the Kashima Jingu shrine.

Things to Do in Ibaraki

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The Makabe Stone Lanterns

Five hundred years of tradition

Menya Aoi in Tsukuba

White miso brilliance in Ibaraki

Tsuchiura Fireworks Competition

Just when you think you've seen it all!

Mendou Inaba

Delectable B'z-inspired chicken ramen in Koga

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Seedless Watermelon Farm in Joso

A day of rural agriculture in Ibaraki

WOW! It's a wonder - seedless watermelon!

Warp Station Edo

Step back in time in this Edo-period setting

I can recognise the place from some doramas I've watched, like Nezumi Kozo. The place looks ghostly without people!

Fukuroda Falls

One of Japan's most beautiful waterfalls

Great photos and wonderful place! Thanks for sharing!

Autumn in Fukuroda Falls, Ibaraki

Fall beauty at one of Japan's most renowned waterfalls

The waterfall is such a grand view! I like nature and small places in Japan more than big cities. :)