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Mito Scenic Spot Overview

Kairakuen Garden

Kairakuen Garden is known as one of the three famous gardens in Japan. Kairakuen Garden is famous for its 3,000 plum trees which can be classified into nearly 100 varieties, attracting many tourists every spring.

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Lake Senba

The Lake Senba , the freshwater lake well-known as the "Oasis of Mito ", is located in Kairakuen Garden, one of three famous gardens in Japan. The Lake Senba and surrounding areas are popular among local people and tourists for abundant natural resources and comfortable environment. Many swans inhabit in the Lake.

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Momijidani Park

Momijidani Park is a quiet square with rivers and forests. In autumn, the falling red leaves make the lake surface more beautiful.

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Kodokan Mito Han School

Japan's largest clan school Kodokan Mito Han School (the university in the Edo period) opened in1841 by Tokugawa Nariaki, the feudal lord of the 9th generation of Mitohan. Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the last general of shogunate, studied in Kodokan Mito Han School when he was young, and was confined here after Taisei hokan.

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Art Tower Mito

The "Landmark Tower" of Mito, a 100m-high spiral tower, is located in the Art Tower Mito. It is a famous scenic spot for photographs. The sightseeing stand on the tower can give a general view to street scenes of Mito City.

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Howaen Garden

Howaen Garden is an authentic Japanese garden with a total of 6,000 strains of hydrangea of 100 varieties. It was named by Tokugawa Mitsukuni well-known as "Mito Koumon" in 1600AD. In June and July, hydrangea blooms around; in November, the whole garden is covered with red leaves. It is very beautiful.

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Bizenbori Canal

Willow trees grown on both banks of the moat, and surrounding traditional buildings, ex., dyehouse and lantern house, show the rich history. The moat was built about 1,600 years ago for irrigation and flood prevention.

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Tosho-gu-Shrine

Tosho-gu-Shrine is a (Shinto) shrine built by Tokugawa Yorifusa to consecrate Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1621. Japan's oldest chariot is preserved till present.

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Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History

Acting as a museum and an archive, Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History is a facility engaged in collecting, sorting out and keeping the prefectural history data, conducting investigation and demonstrating research findings to local people.

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The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki

The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki collects a total of 3,900 art works of Japan and western countries in modern times, most of works are created by Yokoyama Taikan, Ogawa Usen and Nakamura Tsune, and other artists with connections to Ibaraki Prefecture.

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Museum of Plum Wine and Sake "Besshunkan"

The Museum exhibits both ancient brewing props and wine cellars of umeshu to visitors. Meanwhile, it also exhibits and sells various types of umeshu, (Japanese) Sake and shochu. Tourists may have a taste test. Parking lots are available also for mortorcoaches.

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Keisei Department Store

Adhering to the ideas of selling good commodities for excellent life, Keisei Department Store not only gathers the desirable brands but also serves as the source of information about new cultures. Its mission is to promote the further development and prosperity of Mito City and Ibaraki Prefecture.

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Mito City Travel Guide

Mito Scenic Spot Overview

Kairakuen Garden

Kairakuen Garden is known as one of the three famous gardens in Japan.

Click for details

Lake Senba

The Lake Senba , the freshwater lake well-known as the "Oasis of Mito ", is located in Kairakuen Garden, one of three famous gardens in Japan.

Click for details

Momijidani Park

Momijidani Park is a quiet square with rivers and forests.

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Kodokan Mito Han School

Japan's largest clan school Kodokan Mito Han School (the university in the Edo period) opened in1841 by Tokugawa Nariaki, the feudal lord of the 9th generation of Mitohan. Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the last general of shogunate, studied in Kodokan Mito Han School when he was young, and was confined here after Taisei hokan.

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Art Tower Mito

The "Landmark Tower" of Mito, a 100m-high spiral tower, is located in the Art Tower Mito.

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Howaen Garden

Howaen Garden is an authentic Japanese garden with a total of 6,000 strains of hydrangea of 100 varieties.

Click for details

Bizenbori Canal

Willow trees grown on both banks of the moat, and surrounding traditional buildings, ex., dyehouse and lantern house, show the rich history.

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Tosho-gu-Shrine

Tosho-gu-Shrine is a (Shinto) shrine built by Tokugawa Yorifusa to consecrate Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1621. Japan's oldest chariot is preserved till present.

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Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History

Acting as a museum and an archive, Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History is a facility engaged in collecting, sorting out and keeping the prefectural history data, conducting investigation and demonstrating research findings to local people.

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The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki

The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki collects a total of 3,900 art works of Japan and western countries in modern times, most of works are created by Yokoyama Taikan, Ogawa Usen and Nakamura Tsune, and other artists with connections to Ibaraki Prefecture.

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Museum of Plum Wine and Sake
"Besshunkan"

The Museum exhibits both ancient brewing props and wine cellars of umeshu to visitors.

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Keisei Department Store Mito

Adhering to the ideas of selling good commodities for excellent life, Keisei Department Store not only gathers the desirable brands but also serves as the source of information about new cultures. Its mission is to promote the further development and prosperity of Mito City and Ibaraki Prefecture.

Click for details

 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