Hemophilia blue flowers in Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki, Japan

Ibaraki Travel Guide

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.