Top things to do in Mito

Gardens in Mito


One of the three most celebrated landscape gardens in Japan, Kairaku-en was created in 1842 by the daimyō (domain lord) of the Mito han (domain), a member of the clan of the Tokugawa shōgun. 'Kairaku-en' means 'the …
Notable Building in Mito


The three-storey pavilion Kobun-tei, within Kairaku-en, is a 1950s reproduction of the daimyō's villa (the original was destroyed in WWII).