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Ibaraki

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

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Matsuri Tsukuba

Matsuri Tsukuba

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

Tsukuba Station Aug 24th - Aug 25th 5 Free

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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 sq. km

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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