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Ibaraki

Natural beauty from Tsukuba Geopark to Mito's Kairaku-en

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Kasama Chrysanthemum Festival

Kasama Chrysanthemum Festival

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Every autumn, Ibaraki hosts the Kasama Kiku Matsuri, an amazing chrysanthemum festival in the grounds of the historic Kasama I..

Kasama Inari Shrine Oct 19th - Nov 24th 3 ¥800

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Ishioka Farm Ostrich Kingdom

Ishioka Farm Ostrich Kingdom

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The Ishioka Farm Ostrich Kingdom has a range of animals to admire, including over 1000 ostriches - and the largest number of ostrich..

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About Ibaraki

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
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 Prefecture (茨城県, Ibaraki-ken) 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.

Two of the most popular tourist destinations in Ibaraki include 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.

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