region image
11°

Mito

Home of natto and a famous garden

About Mito

Things to do in Mito

Ibaraki Top 10

Where to eat in Mito

Latest

Natto Dishes 9

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..

Ibaraki 5
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..

Ibaraki 5
Close

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.

Close