Easily accessible from Tokyo by the Tsukuba Express, Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県, Ibaraki-ken) is known historically for being the home of the Mito branch of the Tokugawa clan during the Edo Period, including the famous daimyo Tokugawa Mitsukuni, or “Mito Komon,” the subject of a popular long-running TV series in Japan.
Two of the most popular tourist destinations in Ibaraki include the majestic Fukuroda Falls (which can spectacularly freeze over in the winter), as well as Kairaku-en, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan.
Kasama is home to one of Japan's three most important Inari fox shrines at Kasama Inari Shrine. The small city in northern Ibaraki..
Matsuri Tsukuba is the science city's end of summer festival, August 25th and 26th. See massive nebuta floats, try local and..