IBARAKI

IBARAKI

At the mention of art exhibitions, most people would imagine doing it in the confines of a nicely designed museum with high ceilings, big spaces, and in air-conditioned comfort. However, have you ever wanted to do the same while being surrounded by nature? If so, Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県) has...

Kairakuen in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture ranks as one of the top three gardens in Japan along with Kenrokuen in Kanazawa and Korakuen in Okayama. Being the nearest to the Tokyo Metropolitan area as compared to its peers, Kairakuen is also the second largest city park in terms of...

Tsukuba is a city in Japan which is famous for pilgrimages and in line with this, is also surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges. One of the most popular mountains in the area, as well as the whole of Japan, is Mount Tsukuba which is situated almost at the center...

Are you looking for a romantic getaway in Ibaraki prefecture? Sometimes it can be difficult to decide which hotel to stay at, as there are so many options. How about the Mito Plaza Hotel? Let’s discover everything this hotel has to offer. jguide.net/ A Glowing History ikyu.com/ The Mito Plaza Hotel and the...

Located in Mito, Ibaraki prefecture, the Tokiwa Shrine is dedicated to Tokugawa Mitsukuni and Tokugawa Nariaki, important Daimyo (Lords) in Japan from the Edo period. Once you get to this beautiful shrine, you will see a concrete Torii gate with sake containers nearby as often seen at important Shinto...

Did you know that Fukuroda Falls, located in Daigo, Ibaraki Prefecture, is known to be one of the most beautiful destinations in the autumn season in Japan? It involves a combination of water coming from Taki River, just above the falls and joins the Kuji River below. Due to...

The third tallest statue in the world can be found in Ibaraki Prefecture of Japan in the form of a "daibutsu" or a giant Buddha. This statue is called Ushiko Daibutsu which stands a total of 120 meters tall or 394 feet (inclusive of base and lotus platform) and...

Boasting a population of around 260.000, Mito is the capital city of the Ibaraki Prefecture. It has developed as the commercial, economical and cultural center of its area. Besides this, it also serves as the site of a beautiful Japanese garden called "Kairakuen", which is considered as one of...

Dogs and humans in Japan have been companions for centuries. Dogs are very popular household pets in the country too and you can see people walking their pets in Japan every day. all-nationz.com/ Dogs are quite the adorable pets and many Japanese people would pamper their pet dogs like children and...

If you want to try a different and exciting cultural experience in Japan then why not spend a day learning to shoot a bow from horseback just like a samurai? You can do this by taking a Yabusame lesson! ikke.hatenablog.jp// Author's photo Yabusame is a traditional form of mounted archery where...

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