Kairakuen Park

Be One With Nature and Visit the 3 Great Gardens of Japan!

A simple walk in the park or garden can sometimes bring some of the most unforgettable experiences you’ll have while on vacation. And when in Japan, one shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the country’s rich natural havens open all year round for locals and foreigners alike. Among the most recommended attractions are the “Three…

Top 5 Things to Do in Japan’s Ibaraki Prefecture Perfect for a Day Trip

Despite being located close to Tokyo, many Japanese people consider Ibaraki Prefecture to be nothing but farmland. While residents of Ibaraki take pride in producing most of the country’s lotus root, there are also several places of interest to visit and things to do throughout the year. Here are five of them! 1. View the…

Uncover the Charm of the People’s Garden – Kairakuen in Ibaraki

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 area space, just behind New York’s…

The 5 Best Spots Across Japan to View Plum Blossoms

One thing most people who are interested in Japan and Japanese culture notice rather quickly is the fact that cherry blossoms (sakura) are a big deal here. Every year at the beginning of spring, the nation eagerly awaits their favorite season to finally hit the parks with picnic baskets and barbecue sets. So much so,…

2 Beautiful Places to See in the Ibaraki City of Mito

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 the Three Great Gardens in Japan,…