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Ibaraki

Natural beauty from Tsukuba Geopark to Mito's Kairaku-en

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View from Mount Tsukuba summit (Photo: Tom Roseveare / JT)

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Kasama's Nebuta Festival

Kasama's Nebuta Festival

Mid Aug

Kasama is home to one of Japan's three most important Inari fox shrines at Kasama Inari Shrine. The small city in northern Ibaraki..

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Matsuri Tsukuba

Matsuri Tsukuba

Aug 27th - Aug 28th

Matsuri Tsukuba is the science city's end of summer festival, August 25th and 26th. See massive nebuta floats, try local and..

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Ibaraki Flower Park

Ibaraki Flower Park

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Ibaraki Flower Park was opened in 1985, and spans an area of around 30 hectares. The park is home to a wide array of different blooms..

Koga Kubo Park

Koga Kubo Park

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Koga Kubo Park in Koga City, Ibaraki Prefecture celebrates peach blossoms each spring and puts on a breathtaking display of autumn..

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Yasumidokoro Sakacho

Yasumidokoro Sakacho

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Yasumidokoro Sakacho in Koga City, Ibaraki Prefecture provides a warm welcome to the city and introduces its history and produce...

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About Ibaraki

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kanto
Island Honshu
Capital Mito
Population 2,969,770
Area 6,096.93 km²

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.

Other places of note include the beaches on the coast, Hitachi Seaside Park and its pretty flower fields, and the Kashima Jingu shrine.

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