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  • Ushiku City Iris Garden
    11 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Ushikushi Jouchuchou 2831-2
    A municipal park located in Jochu-cho, Ushiku City where visitors can enjoy seasonal flowers. 8,000 square meters in size, some 20 thousand iris plants consisting of around 200 different varieties, such as Japanese and rabbitear irises, grow on the park’s grounds. From early to late June each year, the park fills with beautiful purple, white, and yellow blossoms. The park is equipped with easily walkable paths and viewing platforms. A lovely row of cherry trees standing along the banks of the Inari River bloom in spring, while red spider lilies blossom in September.

    若干あやめは早かったかもしれません。もう少し後の方が咲き乱れているかも?黄色いあやめもあるんですね! Iris maybe a bit early to go now. (Visited June 7th) First time to see yellow iris there though. The place isn’t too big but it has statue of kappa...

  • Suigo Itako Iris Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Itakoshi Ayame 1-5
    Suigo Itako Iris Park is an area of approximately 1.3 hectares planted with a variety of iris flowers, opened in 1976. The best viewing time is usually around the 10th of June. It is also the venue of the Suigo Itako Iris Festival held from late-May to June. Visitors can also see the statues of the Itakogasa and Itako Bride.
  • National Museum of Nature and Science (Tsukuba Botanical Garden)
    48 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Amakubo 4-1-1
    Located in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, this botanical garden is a part of the National Museum of Nature and Science, fully utilizing its position amid the rich nature at the southern base of Mt. Tsukuba, 7,000 species of plants—tropical and temperate—from Japan and around the world are cultivated here. General visitors can see roughly 3,000 of them. The garden is divided into nine sections, like evergreens, shrubs, aquatic plants, etc., and features three greenhouses recreating environments like the savannah and the tropical rainforest. You can see many rare foreign plants here.

    Tsukuba Botanical Garden locate next to University of Tsukuba. There are 4 greenhouses for Savannah, Tropical Rain forest, Tropical Resource plant and aquatic plants and vegetation area. This place...

  • Aoyama Iris Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunshirosatomachi Shimoaoyama 1346
    This iris garden was planted over fallow fields in Shirosato Town, Higashi Ibaraki County, Ibaraki Prefecture. The spacious grounds are filled with irises that were planted one by one starting in 1998. Now every June about 16,000 flowers of 70 species burst into beautiful bloom. An Iris Festival is held at peak season when visitors view the waterside scenery dyed blue and purple.
  • Suisei Botanical Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Inashikigunamimachi Yoshiwara 1190

Ibaraki Main Areas


Just a stone's throw from Tokyo, Ibaraki is a coastal prefecture that has mastered juxtapositions, where old shrines meet new scientific discoveries and traditional gardens are frequented by the inventors of some of the newest technology. Head to Mito City's Kairakuenーone of Japan's Three Great Gardensーin spring to experience the cellestial blooming of fantastic cherry blossoms at the annual sakura festival.

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