Ibaraki Prefecture | Travel Guide
While Ibaraki prefecture north of Tokyo might not be a typical destination for international tourists, it has plenty to offer in terms of nature and history. Ibaraki’s most famous attraction for which people travel from far to see is the Hitachi Seaside Park that boasts fields full of flowers that change every season. The best times to go here are spring and fall as you can read in our travel guide.
Another great natural attraction in Ibaraki is Mito Kairakuen, the number 1 spot in Japan to see the plum blossoms early in the spring. Historical sights include the ancient Kashima shrine that is surrounded by old cedar trees and the beautiful Kobuntei residence nearby the Kairakuen. Furthermore, Ibaraki is rich in agriculture with products like vegetables, fruits, beef, pork, chicken, and marine products being produced here.
Kairakuen Garden | Ibaraki Travel Guide
Kairakuen Garden in Mito (north of Tokyo) is one of the three great gardens of Japan that was constructed during the feudal time. It is especially famous for its beautiful plum blossoms in early spring.
Hitachi Seaside Park｜Ibaraki Travel Guide
One of Japan's most beautiful sights is surely Hitachi Seaside Park with its colorful 'seas' of flowers and otherworldly Kochia fields that turn red in autumn. What is there to see in different seasons?