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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…

Learn More About This Ibaraki Shrine Dedicated to Tokugawa Clan Members

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 shrines. Don’t you want to be…

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,…