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.
Japanese Garden Ibaraki Prefecture
Guide to Japanese gardens throughout Ibaraki Prefecture Japan. Japanese gardens (Kanji 日本庭園, nihon teien) are seen in Japanese Temples, Japanese Castles, Imperial Properties, residences of former political leaders and wealthy business people.