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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. Plan a trip to Mito easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • I went on foot from JR Mito station. I think one of the 外enai in Mito. Plum flowering season, temporary station stops train. ○ Plum has not bloomed yet, but I hope to walk
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  • It is counted in one of three Japan garden. During a visit on weekdays in early December, the weather is good because is was fresh off the flower season was pretty empty. You could enjoy, such as plum and bamboo garden. I want to visit: the plum season.
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  • Seems to be made of the Lord of the ninth Mito Tokugawa Nariakira. It is equipped with very large, well-maintained park. Because it was winter is was so bleak. Take a look at now want to come to the plum time. ❗
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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.
  • One of the greatest garden. Though off-season ume seems a bit dull.

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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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