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.
Bringing together the local people and crafts to celebrate Yūki's history and culture.
Tsukuba has its own ramen festival every October at Kenkuygakuen Ekimae Park.
Yabusame is a ceremonial form of archery and this is one of the three major performances in the Kanto region.