Kairakuen is a large park in Mito and it's famous for its over 3,000 plum trees of different kinds and colours. When we were there in the middle of March, I felt that the blossoms were still behind the ones in Tokyo, although it's just an hour away from Ueno Station by express train. During the festival time from late February until the end of March you'll find lots of activities going on (usually on Sundays only), like open-air tea ceremonies or traditional music performances.
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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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