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Ibaraki

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

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Shizumine Furusato Park Sakura Festival

Shizumine Furusato Park Sakura Festival

Apr 15th - May 7th

Shizumine Furusato Park is located in Ibaraki Prefecture, and it's one of the area's top spots to enjoy the beauty of sakura..

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Artists and 3.11

Artists and 3.11

Feb 20th - May 9th

A special exhibition taking place at Ibaraki's Art Tower Mito looks at the 3.11 natural disaster through the eyes of artists,..

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APA Hotel Mito Ekimae

APA Hotel Mito Ekimae

Peter Sidell

Just a minute from Mito station in Japan's Ibaraki prefecture, APA Hotel Mito Ekimae is a typical business hotel, with rooms..

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Senba Park in Mito City 9

Senba Park in Mito City

Lily Taki

Senba Park in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture is around 67 hectares. With its lake and open space, the park is great for families..

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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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