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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. Start your trip to Mito by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • We took a train to Mito station and walked along Senba lakeside to Kairakuen Park. You could also take a bus there if you choose not to walk. It was a pleasant walk in spring. Although cherry...  more »
  • Mito is a lovely day trip from Tokyo. The culture museum is interesting and reasonably priced. The museum staff speaks very good English and can direct you to other points of interest. The park is...  more »
  • Though it was barren in January the layout, grounds and buildings were wonderful. Very friendly and helpful staff! Thank you
  • Beautiful place with a lot of nature and flowers. Much more massive that you would expect. Probably makes it worth a trip to Mito if its during the plum blossom or cherry blossom season. This photo doesn't do it justice, but you can kind of see how big it is at least.

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