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Ibaraki

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

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Yabusame in Kasama

Yabusame in Kasama

Wednesday - Nov 3rd

Yabusame is a ceremonial form of archery and this is one of the three major performances in the Kanto region.

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 Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition

Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition

Saturday - Nov 6th

The Tsuchiura Fireworks Competition is one of the top three fireworks displays in Japan. Come and witness the freshest new display..

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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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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 km²

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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