Mito
20°

Mito

Home of natto and a famous garden

About Mito
CyberOyaji (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Things to do in Mito

Upcoming Mito Events

Artists and 3.11

Artists and 3.11

Kim

A special exhibition taking place at Ibaraki's Art Tower Mito looks at the 3.11 natural disaster through the eyes of artists,...

Ibaraki

Top Articles

Where to eat in Mito

Soup Stop

Soup Stop

Elysse Hurtado

Soup Café Fika is a new restaurant located south-east of the Ibaraki Prefectural Government in Mito, offering tasty and affor...

Ibaraki

Latest Mito Reports

Close

About Mito

Mito, the capital of Ibaraki prefecture, is home to one of Japan’s three great gardens, Kairaku-en Garden. The centerpiece of Mito, Kairaku-en Garden is famous for its plum blossoms in shades of red, white, and pink. With a 32-acre space and 100 varieties of plum trees and other plants, Kairaku-en Garden is a must-see in Mito.

Farther up Kairaku-en is Art Tower Mito, a cultural center that includes a concert hall, theater, and a contemporary art gallery. Furnished with a 100-metre tall tower, you will not miss it as you travel around the city.

Mito, with around 271,000 citizens, is also famous for natto, a fermented soybean dish that is popular in Japan but an acquired taste for most foreigners.

Close