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Ibaraki

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

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Moomin Comic Strips Exhibition: Ibaraki

Moomin Comic Strips Exhibition: Ibaraki

Jan 16th - Mar 14th

The Moomins are characters in a cartoon series developed by Finnish illustrator Tove Jansson, and they've become quite popular..

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Mito's Plum Blossom Festival

Mito's Plum Blossom Festival

Feb 13th - Mar 21st

Every year during the second last week of February, Mito’s Kairakuen plays host to the Mito Plum Festival. Thanks to its long ..

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Kosei Matsui and Kiyoshi Hara Exhibition

Kosei Matsui and Kiyoshi Hara Exhibition

Oct 31st - Mar 21st

The Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum is home to a number of works from Kosei Matsui and Kiyoshi Hara, who were designated as Living National..

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Places to stay in Ibaraki

Hotel Season Mito

Hotel Season Mito

Elena Lisina

The Hotel Season Mito is located close to JR Mito Station. Featuring all of the modern comforts, the hotel is close to many places..

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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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Itabashi Fudoson Temple

Itabashi Fudoson Temple

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Itabashi Fudoson, a temple complex in Tsukubamirai City, Ibaraki Prefecture, is dedicated to the fearsome esoteric Buddhist figure..

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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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