Ibaraki prefecture of Japan / 茨城県

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Ibaraki Prefecture / 茨城県 is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region on Honshū island. The capital is Mito.Ibaraki is known for natto, or fermented soybeans, in Mito, watermelons in Kyōwa (recently merged into Chikusei), and chestnuts in the Nishiibaraki region.

Ibaraki is famous for the martial art of Aikido founded by Ueshiba Morihei, also known as Osensei. Ueshiba spent the latter part of his life in the town of Iwama, now part of Kasama, and the Aiki Shrine and dojo he created still remain.

There are castle ruins in many cities, including Mito, Kasama, and Yūki.

Kasama is famous for Shinto and art culture and pottery.

The capital Mito is home to Kairakuen, one of Japan's three most celebrated gardens, and famous for its over 3,000 Japanese plum trees of over 100 varieties.
Tourism:Kairakuen Park,Mount Tsukuba,Kashima Shrine.

Cities:Thirty-two cities are located in Ibaraki Prefecture:Bandō
Chikusei,Hitachi,Hitachinaka,Hitachiōmiya,Hitachiōta,Hokota,Inashiki,Ishioka,Itako,Jōsō,Kamisu,Kasama,Kashima,Kasumigaura,Kitaibaraki,Koga,Mito (capital),
Moriya,Naka,Namegata,Omitama,Ryūgasaki,Sakuragawa,Shimotsuma,Takahagi,Toride,Tsuchiura,Tsukuba,Tsukubamirai,Ushiku,Yūki.

Ibaraki districts:Higashiibaraki District,Ibaraki,Ōarai,Shirosato,Inashiki District,Ami,Kawachi,Miho,Kitasōma District,Tone,Kuji District,Daigo,Naka District,Tōkai,Sashima District,Goka,Sakai,Yūki District,Yachiyo.

Ibaraki is known for natto, or fermented soybeans, in Mito, watermelons in Kyōwa (recently merged into Chikusei), and chestnuts in the Nishiibaraki region.
Ibaraki is famous for the martial art of Aikido founded by Ueshiba Morihei, also known as Osensei. Ueshiba spent the latter part of his life in the town of Iwama, now part of Kasama, and the Aiki Shrine and dojo he created still remain.
There are castle ruins in many cities, including Mito, Kasama, and Yūki.
Kasama is famous for Shinto and art culture and pottery.
The capital Mito is home to Kairakuen, one of Japan's three most celebrated gardens, and famous for its over 3,000 Japanese plum trees of over 100 varieties.

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