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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Tsuchiura Fireworks Competition

Just when you think you've seen it all!

Mendou Inaba

Delectable B'z-inspired chicken ramen in Koga

Field Of Millions Of Flowers

Unmatched sight, aroma at Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki

Robotics at Cyberdyne Studio

Interactive exhibit at Iias Shopping Centre in Tsukuba

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Hitachi Seaside Park from Mito Town

Journey to the beautiful flower park from a small town

Yes, but you have to catch the right time - the end of April is best of all. In autumn it looks very different, but also beautiful! :)

Field Of Millions Of Flowers

Unmatched sight, aroma at Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki

It was amazing!

Makabe Hina Doll Festival Displays

Tradition meets creative genius in Ibaraki

Wow! The amount of creativity here!

Oarai Beach

Fun in the sun for all seasons

Great view!