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Mito

Home of natto and a famous garden

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Mito's Plum Blossom Festival

Mito's Plum Blossom Festival

Elysse Hurtado

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

Ibaraki, Kairakuen Feb 16th - Mar 31st 3 Free

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Where to eat in Mito

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Natto Dishes

Michael Papp

Tenmasa is located on the second floor a corner building that is only a three minute walk away from Mito station. They specialize..

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Natto Factory 10

Natto Factory

Michael Papp

If you like natto or traditional Japanese dishes, I highly recommend checking out the factory and museum to learn more about the..

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About Mito

Mito, the capital of Ibaraki prefecture, is home to one of Japan’s three great gardens, Kairaku-en Garden. The centerpiece of Mito, Kairaku-en Garden is famous for its plum blossoms in shades of red, white, and pink. With a 32-acre space and 100 varieties of plum trees and other plants, Kairaku-en Garden is a must-see in Mito.

Farther up Kairaku-en is Art Tower Mito, a cultural center that includes a concert hall, theater, and a contemporary art gallery. Furnished with a 100-metre tall tower, you will not miss it as you travel around the city.

Mito, with around 271,000 citizens, is also famous for natto, a fermented soybean dish that is popular in Japan but an acquired taste for most foreigners.

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