"Kairakuen and Ume Taishi" Mito by chapy331

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Kairakuen where the scent of a plum drifts.

Kairakuen is considered to be one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, along with Kenrokuen in Ishikawa Prefecture and Korakuen in Okayama Prefecture.
These Ume ambassadors show the inside of the garden.

Kairakuen in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, is a huge garden covering 127,000-square meter (31.4-acre) that was created by a feudal lord who reigned over this area in the Edo period (1603-1868). The garden is characterized by its exquisite design that makes great use of surrounding natural features; for example, neighboring Lake Senba is used as a pond, which is a key feature of traditional gardens.

Big Japanese history

Big Japanese history is famous as a history book compiled by Mito Komon.

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  • Pros:The town whose history and art and a health food (for example, natto, umeboshi) are abundant.
  • In a nutshell:Can't you see this crest?
  • Last visit to Mito: Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated Feb 21, 2004
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