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Kairaku-en Garden

Travel Guide - Kairaku-en Garden


Kairaku-en is one of the three great Japanese gardens in Japan, along with Koraku-en in Okayama and Kenroku-en in Ishikawa. The park was made by Shogun Tokugawa Nariaki in 1842 and named "Kairaku-en", which means a place where everyone can enjoy.
Kairaku-en is famous for 3,000 plum trees which are full in bloom in February. You can catch a glimpse of the elegant lifestyle of the Daimyo (feudal lords) of the time at the Tokugawa Shogunate Nariaki's second home “Kobuntei”.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Kairaku-en Garden: 6:00 - 19:00 (February 20 - September 30)
  • Kairaku-en Garden: 7:00 - 18:00 (October 1 - February 19)
  • Kobun-tei villa: 9:00 - 17:00 (February 20 - September 30)
  • Kobun-tei villa: 9:00 - 16:30 (October 1 - February 19)

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Kairaku-en Garden: Admission Free
  • Kobun-tei villa: 190 yen (General, Adult)
  • Kobun-tei villa: 100 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 20 minutes from JR Mito Station by the bus bound for Kairakuen-mae. Get off at Kairakuen-mae Bus stop.
  • Short walk from JR Kairakuen Station (Only available during Ume Festival)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1-1251, Migawa, Mito-shi, Ibaraki, 310-0912


Birgitte Johnsen @IamBirgitte - 2019-10-17
Inktober day 16 is for Kairaku-En Garden in Mito, Ibaraki. The garden is of Japan’s top 3 gardens, and is also famo… https://t.co/ElzTsm1rR3
Roslynn Ang @roslynnang - 2019-09-25
@YRinHeritage @nyushanghai #YRH2019 The first stop was Kairaku-en, a small garden near Hokudai. This was an Ainu Ko… https://t.co/8NPI2IolEd
George S. Chua @GeorgeSChua - 2019-04-22
Looks like we did it better this time... @ Kairaku-En Garden https://t.co/l0KIaiepRB
George S. Chua @GeorgeSChua - 2019-04-22
Second tour stop, a Japanese heritage site. @ Kairaku-En Garden https://t.co/VAyqFxRo4a
Rutter Lab @RutterLab - 2019-04-02
Attractions include: the Japanese garden Kairaku-en, which is counted as one of the three Great Gardens of Japan, A… https://t.co/FI47l82MoE
yasuyofujita @yasuyofujita - 2019-03-27
Fantastic!! Entrance passage and Forest of the bamboo to Kairaku-en Garden. https://t.co/qU90PyIdMr
Real JapaneseGardens @RealJapanGarden - 2018-12-16
Kairaku-en (偕楽園)is a large strolling garden in Mito-Shi, Ibaraki-Ken. It was built by Tokugawa Nariaki in the year… https://t.co/CrpGeSYBiG
No.1 Japan Travel @No1JapanTravel - 2018-09-19
Ritsurin Garden in Takamatsu, Shikoku is often considered one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan and that it sh… https://t.co/2HWkFBci8L
Real JapaneseGardens @RealJapanGarden - 2018-07-07
Kairaku-en is a large strolling garden in Mito-Shi, Ibaraki-Ken. It was built by Tokugawa Nariaki in the year 1841… https://t.co/vCVE6SA7KQ
Japanese Beauty @JapaneseBeauty2 - 2018-06-25
#Kenroku-en (兼六園, Six Attributes Garden), located in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan, is an old private garden. Along wit… https://t.co/c2yhH0rLuP
るぐらんドゥミ with ネコ&ひよこ @Aime_tan0000000 - 2018-06-12
【#Japan Through #HAIKU⑦】with visitors when plum trees bloom from around February to March. Any of these plum groves… https://t.co/G3pgh6IENU
るぐらんドゥミ with ネコ&ひよこ @Aime_tan0000000 - 2018-06-12
【#Japan Through #HAIKU⑧】was built in the 19th century during the Edo (#江戸) period, by the lord of the Mito (#水戸) do… https://t.co/JAjHjRBqO4
David Prosser @davidmfprosser - 2018-05-21
A Painting at the Kobuntei House of Kairaku-en Garden 5 https://t.co/BU2y2ZafPz via @wordpressdotcom
David Prosser @davidmfprosser - 2018-05-13
The Trees and Shrubs at Kairaku-en Garden, Japan https://t.co/h8vz31wkBL via @wordpressdotcom
blue practicing Eng @bluecatweetsEng - 2018-03-10
It's sweet that INORAN enjoys firework of Mito Kairaku-en (Famous Japanese style garden near the venue today) in same time with SLAVEs😆😆😆
Tokyonobo @Tokyonobo - 2017-09-11
@graynoize I agree with you. But you should also know that the garden ' Kairaku-en' means 'to enjoy it with ordiary… https://t.co/EIVFpvay4C
Tokyonobo @Tokyonobo - 2017-09-09
At the historic wooden building called Kobuntei in Mito Kairaku-en Garden, Japanese tea is served in traditional wa… https://t.co/w7m1WqHyWh
Tokyonobo @Tokyonobo - 2017-09-09
Kobuntei is a historic three-story wooden building in Kairaku-en Garden. Local load Tokugawa Nariaki played a key r… https://t.co/6eGPAMCTs5
Tokyonobo @Tokyonobo - 2017-09-07
Last Saturday I visited a famous Japanese garden called Kairaku-en. It’s located in Mito, Ibaraki. The garden was b… https://t.co/Zudvnc2Se1
Tourank Travel APP @TourankApp - 2017-04-10
Kenroku-en, along with Kairaku-en and Koraku-en, is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. #Garden #Kenrokuen… https://t.co/nrCpCzYFLG
cherbloo @cherbloos - 2016-05-28
Is the plum Festival of Kairaku-en Garden lighted up? Is plum wine great? Are the fireworks… https://t.co/QYdOaFNtwg https://t.co/fHCagYTT1R
cherbloo @cherbloos - 2016-05-25
The full bloom of the plum Festival of Kairaku-en Garden? Is it crowded? Where is the best… https://t.co/HHgjWCWi4u https://t.co/SXItjZQ0y2
Shirena @_shirena - 2016-05-14
I went to Kairaku-en Garden in the subject training of the junior college(^∇^)
cherbloo @cherbloos - 2016-04-16
The held information of the plum Festival of Kairaku-en Garden? When is in full bloom? A… https://t.co/n2xFUa08bf https://t.co/DlVuSP1F0z
B @randombbubbles - 2016-04-06
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/ENzZJ3gkc8 Ibaraki Vlog: Kairaku-en Garden & Hitachi Seaside Park [Ft. Kim Dao &
B @randombbubbles - 2016-04-03
I liked a @YouTube video from @odigotravel https://t.co/ENzZJ3gkc8 Ibaraki Vlog: Kairaku-en Garden & Hitachi Seaside Park [Ft. Kim Dao
Japanese Masshole @Bostonasian - 2016-01-24
Walking through #Japanese #garden #travel #japan @ Kairaku-en https://t.co/cYM6qJE7Ms
Tokyo Experience @TokyoExperience - 2015-10-31
One of the top sights in Ibaraki, Kairaku-en is simply beautiful. A huge garden, and recognized as one of the top... https://t.co/Ml8nAod67Q
Basil Chong @BasilLeaff - 2015-10-18
Kairaku-en is 'the garden to be shared by the people', one of the earliest shogun-era gardens to be… https://t.co/fDAf1Zhkoo
Candle light beautifully colored Kairaku-en Japanese garden in Mito, Ibaraki, Japan http://t.co/1q1pvqMQaD


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