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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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  • August 7, 2017
    We are located near Senba Lake perch. Kanbai is famous, but not really much known. Mito Komon Festival will be held every year the fireworks. Held in Senba Lake is very crowded. In a kind of kairakuen. Near Senba Lake and Hill. Fireworks go in front of me. Went there early and secure your place.
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  • August 4, 2017
    (March2017) During Plum Blossom season (late Feb until March), some trains will stop at the Kairakuen station, but only in the direction towards Mito. There is no station in the other direction. The g...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Kairakuen Park is well laid out and well kept up. Wonderful for a relaxed hour or two. Like most Japanese parks the landscaping was meticulous.  more »
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  • March 15, 2017
    A beautiful park. Although I missed the plum blossoms it was still relaxing and beautiful.
  • July 9, 2016
    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...
  • August 29, 2016
    Beatiful place when spring..for tourist, u can get free wifi here.
  • April 1, 2017
    It's a big and clean Park with thousands of plums.
  • March 4, 2017
    Pretty plum blossom and historical housings.

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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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