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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

Feb 15 - Mar 29th

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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Where to eat in Mito

Spicy Tandoor Indian Restaurant

Spicy Tandoor Indian Restaurant

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Spicy Tandoor’s curry is delicious, and there is no other place in Mito to eat on a budget, especially considering the massive..

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The Drunken Duck in Mito City

The Drunken Duck in Mito City

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The Drunken Duck, one of the best places to eat or drink in Ibaraki, is located in Mito City (as well as a second location in Katsuta)..

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An Urban Oasis in Mito

An Urban Oasis in Mito

Elysse Hurtado

Hidden in the back of a building, with only a very simply sign advertising it, is one of Mito’s best-kept secrets. Rin is an e..

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Places to stay in Mito

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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Natto Dishes

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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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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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