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Mito Sakura Festival

"Sakura" means "cherry blossom".Sakura is the national flower of Japan. People can appreciate a variety of beautiful sakura in many places of Mito City, ex., Kairakuen Garden, Sakurayama, banks of the Lake Senba, Sakuragawa, etc. Every spring, the Mito Sakura Festival will be held in all famous cherry blossom spots in Mito City. During that period, tourists can view the snow cave lights (paper-mache small drop lights or portable candles) of Sakurayama•Sakuragawa. The sakura at the banks of the Lake Senba and the Moat will also be brightened, enabling local people to experience the ever-changing charm of sakura day and night.

Venue Kairakuen, Senba Park, Sakurayama (surrounding areas of the Sinto Shrine), Sakuragawa (South Bridge-Mitori Bridge, South Exit, Mito Station), Rokujizo-ji Temple, Ibaraki Prefecture and Sannomaru Prefectural Office
Date Early April
Access Kairakuen Garden
By bus:Kairakuen Garden: Take a bus for “Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History・Kairakuen Garden” at Mito Station (North Exit, No.4 Bus Stop), get off at “Omotemon of Kobuntei”, “East Gate to Kairakuen Garden•Kita-sando of Joban Sinto Shrine”, “Kairakuen Garden•Front of Joban Sinto Shrine”, or walk for about 8 minutes after getting off at the stop “Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History•Entrance to Kairakuen Garden”Take a bus for “Kairakuen Garden” from Mito Station (North Exit, No.6 Bus Stop), and get off at the terminal station “Kairakuen Garden”. (about 20 minutes, JPY240)

Senba Park
By bus:Take a bus from Mito Station (North Exit, No.6 Bus Stop), and get off at the bus stop “Lake Senba ” (about 15 minutes, JPY240)
By walk:15-minute walk along Sakuragawa Cycleway (flowering cherry street) from Mito Station (South Exit)

Sakurayama (surrounding the Sinto Shrine)
By bus:Take a bus for“Sakurayama Bypass” from Mito Station (North Exit, No.4 Bus Stop), get off at the stop “Sakurayama”, take a bus for “ Lake Senba Bypass” from Mito Station (North Exit, No.6 Bus Stop), and get off at the stop “Lake Senba ” (about 15 minutes, JPY240)

Sakuragawa
By walk:Five minutes' walk from Mito Station (South Exit)

Rokujizo-ji Temple
By bus:Take a bus for“Shiozaki Bypass” from Mito Station (North Exit, No.3 Bus Stop), “Mito Central Hospital・Moto Ishikawa Danchi” or “Ookusi Danchi”, and get off at the bus stop “Entrance to Rokujizo-ji Temple” (About 10 minutes, JPY300)

Sannomaru Prefectural Office at Ibaraki Prefecture
By walk:10 minutes' walk from Mito Station (North Exit)
Information Desk +81-29-224-0441
(Mito Tourism and Convention Association)
URL http://www.mitokoumon.com/
festival/sakura.html

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Mito City Travel Guide

Mito Festival

Mito Sakura Festival

"Sakura" means "cherry blossom".Sakura is the national flower of Japan. People can appreciate a variety of beautiful sakura in many places of Mito City, ex., Kairakuen Garden, Sakurayama, banks of the Lake Senba, Sakuragawa, etc. Every spring, the Mito Sakura Festival will be held in all famous cherry blossom spots in Mito City. During that period, tourists can view the snow cave lights (paper-mache small drop lights or portable candles) of Sakurayama•Sakuragawa. The sakura at the banks of the Lake Senba and the Moat will also be brightened, enabling local people to experience the ever-changing charm of sakura day and night.

Venue Kairakuen, Senba Park, Sakurayama (surrounding areas of the Sinto Shrine), Sakuragawa (South Bridge-Mitori Bridge, South Exit, Mito Station), Rokujizo-ji Temple, Ibaraki Prefecture and Sannomaru Prefectural Office
Date Early April
Access Kairakuen Garden
By bus:Kairakuen Garden: Take a bus for "Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History・Kairakuen Garden" at Mito Station (North Exit, No.4 Bus Stop), get off at "Omotemon of Kobuntei", "East Gate to Kairakuen Garden•Kita-sando of Joban Sinto Shrine", "Kairakuen Garden•Front of Joban Sinto Shrine", or walk for about 8 minutes after getting off at the stop "Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History•Entrance to Kairakuen Garden"Take a bus for "Kairakuen Garden" from Mito Station (North Exit, No.6 Bus Stop), and get off at the terminal station "Kairakuen Garden". (about 20 minutes, JPY240)

Senba Park
By bus:Take a bus from Mito Station (North Exit, No.6 Bus Stop), and get off at the bus stop "Lake Senba " (about 15 minutes, JPY240)
By walk:15-minute walk along Sakuragawa Cycleway (flowering cherry street) from Mito Station (South Exit)

Sakurayama (surrounding the Sinto Shrine)
By bus:Take a bus for"Sakurayama Bypass" from Mito Station (North Exit, No.4 Bus Stop), get off at the stop "Sakurayama", take a bus for " Lake Senba Bypass" from Mito Station (North Exit, No.6 Bus Stop), and get off at the stop "Lake Senba " (about 15 minutes, JPY240)

Sakuragawa
By walk:Five minutes' walk from Mito Station (South Exit)

Rokujizo-ji Temple
By bus:Take a bus for"Shiozaki Bypass" from Mito Station (North Exit, No.3 Bus Stop), "Mito Central Hospital・Moto Ishikawa Danchi" or "Ookusi Danchi", and get off at the bus stop "Entrance to Rokujizo-ji Temple" (About 10 minutes, JPY300)

Sannomaru Prefectural Office at Ibaraki Prefecture
By walk:10 minutes' walk from Mito Station (North Exit)
Information Desk +81-29-224-0441
(Mito Tourism and Convention Association)
URL http://www.mitokoumon.com/
festival/sakura.html

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