Unravel the mysteries of Ibaraki Prefecture at the equally historic Kairakuen Garden and Kodokan Mito Han School.
While Ibaraki Prefecture played a vital role in the cultural development of the country, outside Japanese circles it remains relatively unknown. Which is what makes it such an exciting place to explore! And two key spots to consider are Kairakuen and Kodokan. Kairakuen, one of Japan's most famous gardens, was built for feudal families and commoners. On the other end, Kodokan was once revered as an institute of education for the feudal elite and their families. If you're interested in diving a little deeper into the legacy of Ibaraki, Kairakuen and Kodokan are two complementary destinations that'll set you on a path of historical wonder.