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Ibaraki

Natural beauty from Tsukuba Geopark to Mito's Kairaku-en

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View from Mount Tsukuba summit (Photo: Tom Roseveare / JT)

Top Attractions in Ibaraki

Around Ibaraki

Tsukuba

Tsukuba

Tsukuba is widely recognised as Japan’s science center. Just a short 45 minutes away from Tokyo, Tsukuba houses many research...

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Mito

Mito

Mito, the capital of Ibaraki prefecture, is home to one of Japan’s three great gardens, Kairaku-en Garden. The centerpiece of...

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Hitachi

Hitachi

Hitachi is a city in Ibaraki prefecture by the Pacific Ocean that is great for viewing flowers all year round. Currently, the...

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Koga

Koga

The city of Koga is tucked in Ibaraki prefecture’s south-western corner, surrounded by cities of other prefectures. Its curre...

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Upcoming Ibaraki Events

Mount Tsukuba Plum Festival

Mount Tsukuba Plum Festival

Kim

Held annually from mid-February through until late March, the Mount Tsukuba Plum Festival showcases the beauty of around 1000...

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Sakura Season at Kamine Park

Sakura Season at Kamine Park

Kim

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 r...

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Tone River Fireworks Festival

Tone River Fireworks Festival

Kim

Running for over three decades, the Tone River Fireworks Festival is a 90 minute extravaganza of light and sound in Ibaraki P...

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Places to stay in Ibaraki

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 p...

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APA Hotel Mito Ekimae

APA Hotel Mito Ekimae

Peter Sidell

Just a minute from Mito station in Japan's Ibaraki prefecture, APA Hotel Mito Ekimae is a typical business hotel, with rooms ...

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Mito and Oarai

Mito and Oarai

Rey Waters

Mito and Oarai offer a wide variety of attractions and excellent local cuisine.

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Senba Park in Mito City 9

Senba Park in Mito City

Lily

Senba Park in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture is around 67 hectares. With its lake and open space, the park is great for famili...

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Itabashi Fudoson Temple

Itabashi Fudoson Temple

Elizabeth S

Itabashi Fudoson, a temple complex in Tsukubamirai City, Ibaraki Prefecture, is dedicated to the fearsome esoteric Buddhist f...

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About Ibaraki

Ibaraki
Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kanto
Island Honshu
Capital Mito
Population 2,969,770
Area 6,096.93 sq. km

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.

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