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.
One of the most famous flower scenes in all of Japan is the 'sea' of blue flowers at Hitachi Seaside Park every spring...
Shizumine Furusato Park is located in Ibaraki Prefecture, and it's one of the area's top spots to enjoy the beauty of sakura..
A special exhibition taking place at Ibaraki's Art Tower Mito looks at the 3.11 natural disaster through the eyes of artists,..