Other Sightseeing Spots in Mito / Oarai / Hitachinaka Area

  • Kairakuen
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    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Tokiwachou 1-3-3
    This Japanese-style garden in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture was created by Tokugawa Nariaki—ninth lord of the Mito clan—in 1842. Along with Kanazawa’s Kenroku-en and Okayama’s Korakuen, it is one of Japan’s Top Three Gardens, and is nationally designated as both Historical Sites and Places of Scenic Beauty. It’s also famous for plum-viewing in spring, with roughly 3,000 plum trees in 100 varieties. The flowers and trees are beautiful year-round, with azaleas, cherry blossoms and fall leaves teaming up with Lake Senba to make memorable scenes. Every year, the “Mito Plum Festival” is held from late February to March.
  • Oarai Marine Tower
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    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Minatochuou 10
    This 60-meter-tall symbolic tower in Oarai Town, Higashiibaraki County, Ibaraki Prefecture was opened in 1988. At 55 meters above ground, the observatory deck offers you a grand panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, Nikko Nasu Mountains, Mt. Tsukuba, and Mt. Fuji. The tower interior includes souvenir shops, a marine theater, and a cafe themed on “Girls und Panzer” —an anime set in Oarai.
  • Howaen
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    Ibaraki Mito-shi Matsumotocho 13-19
  • Iida Dam
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    Ibaraki Kasama-shi Iida
  • Fujiikawa Dam
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    Ibaraki Higashiibaraki-gun Shirosatomachi Shimofuruchi
  • Suifu Bridge
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    Ibaraki Mito-shi Suifucho
  • Mito Ohashi
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    Ibaraki Mito-shi Wakamiyacho
  • Art Tower Mito
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    Ibaraki Mito-shi Gokencho 1-6-8
  • Kozo Kawa Dam
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    Ibaraki Mito-shi Tanocho Kajihara 1662-12
  • Hinuma Ohashi
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    Ibaraki Higashiibaraki-gun Ibarakimachi
  • Onuki Hashi
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    Ibaraki Higashiibaraki-gun Oaraimachi Onukicho
  • Hinuma Hashi
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    Ibaraki Higashiibaraki-gun Oaraimachi Isohamacho
  • Kaimon Hashi
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    Ibaraki Higashiibaraki-gun Oaraimachi
  • Chitose Hashi
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    Ibaraki Mito-shi
  • Senba Ohashi
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    Ibaraki Mito-shi Sakuragawa 1-chome
  • Mandai Hashi
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    Ibaraki Mito-shi Aoyagicho
  • Katsuta Kyo
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    Ibaraki Hitachinaka-shi Katsukura
  • Minato Ohashi
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    Ibaraki Mito-shi Koizumicho
  • Chiyo Bridge
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    Ibaraki Naka-shi
  • O Katsura Ohashi
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    Ibaraki Higashiibaraki-gun Shirosatomachi

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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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