Sightseeing Spot Spots in Mito / Oarai / Hitachinaka Area

  • Odo no Sakura
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Higashiibaraki-gun Ibarakimachi Odo 1539
    A cherry tree in Odo, Ibaraki Town, Higashiibaraki County. With a circumference of seven meters and a height of 15 meters, the tree has been designated as a National Natural Monument. It's over 500 years old. It is said that Tokugawa Mitsukuni – the second lord of the Mito Domain – was fond of it. It usually blooms around mid-April when many sightseers visit.
  • Aoyama Iris Garden
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Ha Ni Maru Tower
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Mito-shi Ushibushicho
  • Ariga Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Mito-shi Arigacho
  • Asian fawnlily no Sato
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Mito-shi Arigacho
  • Shimoichige No Fern tears
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Kasamashi Shimoichige 712

Ibaraki Areas

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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 - one of Japan's Three Great Gardens - in spring to experience the cellestial blooming of fantastic cherry blossoms at the annual sakura festival.

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