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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Field Of Millions Of Flowers

Unmatched sight, aroma at Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki

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Itako's Famous Iris Festival

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An easy and rewarding day hike from Tokyo

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Ushiku Daibutsu (Great Buddha)

The third-tallest statue in the world

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Tsuchiura Fireworks Competition

Just when you think you've seen it all!

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