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Kairakuen Park, Mito

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Take a pleasant stroll through Kairakuen Park, a large Japanese garden offering some natural relief from the urbane surroundings. Considered one of the three great gardens of Japan, the park's name translates as "a park to be enjoyed together," indicative of the fact that it was, unlike the other two, always designed to be enjoyed by the local populace. Opened in 1841, the gardens display white, pink, and red plum blossom trees, a bamboo grove, cedar wood, and a traditional Japanese building in the center. See Kairakuen Park and all Mito has to offer by arranging your trip with our Mito vacation builder.
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Where to stay in Mito

Within a ten-minute walking radius of Mito's major train station, visitors will find almost all of the capital's accommodation options. From low-cost rooms to four-star, Western-style luxury, pick what suits your budget and step out into the center of the capital. For less urban scenery, jump a few blocks to the nearby Senba Lake and select one of the handful of hotels offering views of the water. Flower festival season in August sees a rise in Mito's tourism, so book early to get your first choice.
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  • Well, our visit was just average as we had to run away as thunderstorm was coming. But we noticed parks potential. Beautiful and peaceful. But then, really on Top3? Made us wonder a little. Late April...  more »
  • No doubt Kairakuen is spectacular when the plum trees are blooming but to consider it on par with Okayama’s Korakuen Garden or Kanasawa's Kenrokuen Garden when the plum trees aren't flowering isn't ev...  more »
  • If you are visiting Mito, I would highly recommend to stop by this magnificent garden. You can spend the whole day here. They have a nice restaurant near the East exit which has nice noodles among oth...  more »
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  • A beautiful park. Although I missed the plum blossoms it was still relaxing and beautiful.
  • Really lovely park. You can walk there for hours. Stroll along the bamboo forest or the cherry trees. It's just wonderful. Perfect in spring and certainly also very nice in autumn. You should bring some time. You shouldn't just run through...
  • Beatiful place when spring..for tourist, u can get free wifi here.
  • It's a big and clean Park with thousands of plums.
  • Pretty plum blossom and historical housings.