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Ibaraki Travel Guide

Ibaraki Travel Guide

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Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県 Ibaraki-ken) is located in central Honshū and bounded by Fukushima Prefecture to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the east, and Tochigi and Saitama prefectures to the west. The northern part is occupied by mountains of the Abukuma (阿武隈山地) and Yamizo (八溝山地) mountain ranges...
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Mito is the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture in central Honshū. Situated on the Nakagawa river, the city developed with the construction of a castle by the Daijō family in the Kamakura Period (1185-1333). Later, under the rule of the Edo and the Satake families, after the Battle of Sekigahara...
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The Kairakuen (偕楽園) is a Japanese landscape garden located in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, and considered to be one of the “Three Great Gardens of Japan” along with Kenroku-en (兼六園) in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, and Kōraku-en (後楽園) in Okayama, Okayama Prefecture. History The garden was founded...
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The Kōdōkan (弘道館) was established in August 1841 by Tokugawa Nariaki, the ninth damiyō of the Mito Domain and served as the han (domain) school for feudal warriors and their children. While students usually enrolled at the age of fifteen, there was no formal completion of studies or graduation...
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Oarai (大洗 Ōarai) is a town in eastern Ibaraki Prefecture, located in the Higashiibaraki District not far from Mito, the prefectural capital. A fishing port and tourist centre on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, it is known for its swimming resorts and coastal scenery. The local population...
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The Oarai Aqua World (アクアワールド・大洗), also known as the Oarai Aquarium and located in the coastal town of Ōarai in northern Ibaraki Prefecture, is one of the largest aquariums in Japan. Consisting of nine exhibition zones based on specific themes, it spreads over seven floors, displaying 580...
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The Seizansō (西山荘) is located in Hitachiōta in Ibaraki Prefecture, about twenty kilometres north of the prefectural capital Mito. When the legendary second daimyō of Mito, Tokugawa Mitsukuni retired from his active duties as vice-shōgun in the winter of 1690, handing over the administration of...
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