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.
Held annually from mid-February through until late March, the Mount Tsukuba Plum Festival showcases the beauty of around 1000 plum..
Ibaraki's Kamine Park is a fun place for a family-friendly day out year-round -- the venue is home to a zoo, amusement park..
Each year in April, the Inashiki Tulip Festival is held at Ibaraki's Wada Park. Located on the shores of Lake Kasumigaura (Japan's..
B'z-inspired chicken toripaitan ramen in Ibaraki's Koga area.
Aoi (麺や蒼) ramen is one of the top ranked shops in the ramen battleground of Ibaraki's Tsukuba.
East Coast Fine Glamping Hitachinaka Ibaraki is set to open this April 29th.
Self-catering seaside cottage in Kashima, Ibaraki about a 45-minutes drive away from Narita Airport. The suite comes with priv..
Just a minute from Mito station in Japan's Ibaraki prefecture, APA Hotel Mito Ekimae is a typical business hotel, with rooms..
Ibaraki Flower Park was opened in 1985, and spans an area of around 30 hectares. The park is home to a wide array of different blooms..
Koga Kubo Park in Koga City, Ibaraki Prefecture celebrates peach blossoms each spring and puts on a breathtaking display of autumn..
Yasumidokoro Sakacho in Koga City, Ibaraki Prefecture provides a warm welcome to the city and introduces its history and produce...
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