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Mito City Overview

Mito City Overview

Mito - a city which is rich in history, nature and culture.
It is about an hour away from Tokyo, and Kairakuen Garden, one of the three famous gardens in Japan, is located here.

  Kairakuen Garden, one of the three famous gardens in Japan, is located in Mito City, which is an ancient city witnessed the history of Tokugawa with the result of many historical sites, including the biggest clan school Kodokan Mito Han School (the University in the Edo period), Mito Castle relics, Bizenbori Canal as well as a large number of (Shinto) shrines and (Buddhist) temples. Kairakuen Garden is famous for its 3,000 plum trees with a total of 100 varieties grown in the garden. It is also a place to appreciate azaleas, bush clovers and many others, tasting the charms of four seasons. In addition, Lake Senba, close to Kairakuen Garden, is rich in natural resources and has a reputation of "Oasis of Mito ", attracting lots of citizens and tourists to visit. Mito's specialties include Japanese well-known "Mito Natto" and "Mito no Ume", as well as wagashi in famous shops like "Yoshiwara Denchu". At the same time, you can also buy Japan's NO.1 plum wine "Hyakunen Umeshu" and Sake, as well as exquisite "Suifu paper lanterns" in Mito, avidly enjoying shopping. It is recommended to rent bicycles traveling inside the city, comfortable and convenient. Starting from the Mito Ume Festival, a diversity of events are organized every year, including various flower festivals like cherry blossom, hydrangea and others. It is only one hour away from Tokyo to reach Mito City which is rich in natural beauty and culture heritage. Mito looks forward to your arrival!

Traffic Guide

Mito City Mascot Character

Name MITO chan
Gender Girl
Birthday March 10
Character With strong curiosity, she likes to appear everywhere in Mito City. She would like to give kind hospitality to people come to Mito City.
Favorite food Natto, cheese cake in the Chevre store in the forest, Ramen and dried preserved plum in Mito City.
Favorite things Take a nap after lunch in the Kairakuen Garden, and go anywhere in Mito City.(Look forward to meeting Mito Kōmon, and traveling around Japan with Mito Kōmon someday)

Copyright © City of Mito. All rights reserved.  Mito Tourism Association  1-5-48 Sannomaru, Mito City  Tel:+81-29-232-9189

Mito City Overview

Mito City Overview

It is about an hour away from Tokyo, and Kairakuen Garden, one of the three famous gardens in Japan, is located here.
Mito - a city which is rich in history, nature and culture.

Kairakuen Garden, one of the three famous gardens in Japan, is located in Mito City, which is an ancient city witnessed the history of Tokugawa with the result of many historical sites, including the biggest clan school Kodokan Mito Han School (the University in the Edo period), Mito Castle relics, Bizenbori Canal as well as a large number of (Shinto) shrines and (Buddhist) temples. Kairakuen Garden is famous for its 3,000 plum trees with a total of 100 varieties grown in the garden. It is also a place to appreciate azaleas, bush clovers and many others, tasting the charms of four seasons. In addition, Lake Senba, close to Kairakuen Garden, is rich in natural resources and has a reputation of "Oasis of Mito ", attracting lots of citizens and tourists to visit. Mito's specialties include Japanese well-known "Mito Natto" and "Mito no Ume", as well as wagashi in famous shops like "Yoshiwara Denchu". At the same time, you can also buy Japan's NO.1 plum wine "Hyakunen Umeshu" and Sake, as well as exquisite "Suifu paper lanterns" in Mito, avidly enjoying shopping. It is recommended to rent bicycles traveling inside the city, comfortable and convenient. Starting from the Mito Ume Festival, a diversity of events are organized every year, including various flower festivals like cherry blossom, hydrangea and others. It is only one hour away from Tokyo to reach Mito City which is rich in natural beauty and culture heritage. Mito looks forward to your arrival!

Traffic Guide

Mito City Mascot Character

Name MITO chan
Gender Girl
Birthday March 10
Character With strong curiosity, she likes to appear everywhere in Mito City.
She would like to give kind hospitality to people come to Mito City.
Favorite food Natto, cheese cake in the Chevre store in the forest, Ramen and dried preserved plum in Mito City.
Favorite things Take a nap after lunch in the Kairakuen Garden, and go anywhere in Mito City.
(Look forward to meeting Mito Kōmon, and traveling around Japan with Mito Kōmon someday)

 Mito City Travel Guide 

Copyright © City of Mito. All rights reserved.
Mito Tourism Association  1-5-48 Sannomaru, Mito City
Tel:+81-29-232-9189