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Ibaraki

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

About Ibaraki
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Top Attractions in Ibaraki

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Upcoming Ibaraki Events

Yuiichi Festival

Yuiichi Festival

Oct 10th - Oct 11th

Bringing together the local people and crafts to celebrate Yūki's history and culture.

Yuki Free
Tsukuba Ramen Festival

Tsukuba Ramen Festival

Mid Oct

Tsukuba has its own ramen festival every October at Kenkuygakuen Ekimae Park.

Kenkyugakuen Eki-mae Park 1 ¥750
Yabusame in Kasama, Ibaraki

Yabusame in Kasama, Ibaraki

Tuesday - Nov 3rd

Yabusame is a ceremonial form of archery and this is one of the three major performances in the Kanto region.

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Where to eat in Ibaraki

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 places..

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Senba Park in Mito City 9

Senba Park in Mito City

Lily Taki

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

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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 figure..

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About 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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