Kairakuen Garden

Central Ibaraki

Parks/Nature

Castles/Historical Sites

Kairakuen Garden is ranked among Japan’s top three most beautiful gardens, alongside Kenrokuen in Kanazawa and Korakuen in Okayama. The garden was established in 1842 by Nariaki Tokugawa, the ninth feudal lord of the Mito Domain. It has since served as a place of relaxation and recreation for the public.
Kairakuen is famous for its Plum Blossom Festival (Ume Matsuri) held from late February to early March. It is home to around 3,000 plum trees from 100 different varieties. Cherry blossoms and azalea in the spring and Japanese bush clovers in autumn keep Kairakuen looking beautiful year-round.
Website: https://ibaraki-kairakuen.jp/en/language/

Information

Address
1-1251 Migawa, Mito
Access
By public transport: 20 to 25-minute walk or 15-minute bus ride from Mito Station. During the Plum Blossom Festival (mid-February to early March), a limited number of express trains from Tokyo stop at a temporary station. For more information, please check the train timetables.
Business Hours
Hours
February 20 to September 30
6:00-19:00
October 1 to February 19
7:00-18:00
Closed
Open year-round
Website
https://ibaraki-kairakuen.jp/en/language/
Prices
Kairakuen Garden
Adults: 300 yen
Children: 150 yen
Group Discount Price (20 people or more)
Adults: 230 yen
Children: 120 yen
Kobuntei Villa
Adults: 200 yen
Children: 100 yen
Group Discount Price (20 people or more)
Adults: 150 yen
Children: 80 yen

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