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Ibaraki Prefecture is located along the eastern coastline of the main island of Honshu in the Kanto region. The capital city of Ibaraki Prefecture is Mito, which is famous for Kairakuen, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan.

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    Kairakuen

    Kairakuen is most famous for its 3000 plum trees (the most any where in Japan) which flower in early spring. There are over 100 different varieties of plum trees in Kairakuen, which is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. Kairakuen is in Mito.

  • Kamine Park

    Kamine Park and Heiwa Street in Hitachi Ibaraki Prefecture is famous for its cherry blossom and is considered one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots.

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    Kobuntei

    Kobuntei is a historic three-story wooden building in Kairakuen Mito. Tokugawa Nariaki ordered the construction of Kobuntei as a location to host parties for writers, artists and residents of his domain.

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    Kodokan

    Kodokan, in Mito Ibaraki Prefecture, was the largest and one of the most famous schools in Japan at the time. Tokugawa Nariaki established Kodokan in 1841 as a school for Mito clan, where students learned both military arts and academics including medicine and astronomy. The main gate, the main hall ‘Seicho’ and Nobility Hall are read more

  • Mito Castle

    Mito Castle was a hilltop style Japanese Castle in Mito Ibaraki Prefecture. Today it is very difficult to see that Mito Castle ever existed. Mito Castle never featured large stone walls or a donjon (tower), but it did have a moat and significant earthworks including a significant cutting into the rock on the south eastern read more

  • Shizumine Park

    Shizumine Park, in Nakashi in Ibaraki Prefecture, is most famous for its cherry blossom being considered one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots.

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