Ibaraki Prefectural Archives and Museum

Central Ibaraki

Castles/Historical Sites


The Ibaraki Prefectural Archives and Museum (Mito City) was established in 1974. Permanent exhibits showcase the history of Ibaraki from ancient times to the present day. The museum itself is housed on a plot spanning 72,000m2. This formerly was a residence during the Edo Period (1603–1868) and later a Western-style school building from the Meiji Period (1868–1912).
During autumn, the museum grounds are fantastic to see bright yellow ginkgo trees, a seasonal highlight in Japan.


2-1-15 Midoricho, Mito City
By public transport: From JR Mito Station North Exit Bus Stop No. 4, take a bus bound for Sakuragawa Nishi-danchi and get off at Rekishikan/Kairakuen bus stop.
By car: 15-minute drive from Mito IC on the Joban Expressway
Business Hours
Business Hours 9:30 - 17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Closed Mondays (If a national holiday falls on a Monday, the museum will be open that day and closed on Tuesday)
Closed during the New Year's Holiday
TEL: 029-225-4425
124 car parking spots
13 bus parking spots
3 parking spots for people with disabilities


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