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.
The Ryujinkyo Autumn Foliage Festival has been running for over 30 years as a way to appreciate the season's changing leaves..
Overview of the New Year celebratory events held annually at the Ushiku Daibutsu (big buddha) in Ibaraki prefecture, close to Tokyo...
The Ibaraki Flower Park illumination