This year’s Mito Plum Blossom Festival began on February 15. It is running until March 31 at Kairaku-en Garden.
The festival has a history spanning over 120 years. Its location of Kairakuen is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan alongside Kenroku-en in Kanagawa and Koraku-en in Okayama.
In 2015, the garden was designated as a Japan Heritage site for protecting Japanese culture and tradition.
During the festival attendees can look forward to sipping tea while enjoying the magical illuminations, fireworks and more.
Below is a summary of the main events:
・Open-Air Tea Ceremony, Public Entertainment and more (Every Sunday from February 24 to March 24)
・7th National Sake Festival in Mito (March 1 to March 3)
・Nighttime Plum Blossom Festival 2019 (March 2 at Kōdōkan and March 10 at Kairaku-en)
・Hanamaru Yuinroku (February 16 – March 24)
→Collaborative event with anime series Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru
If you’re visiting Mito from Tokyo you can make it a day-trip as you will be able to get back, so be sure to get involved.
123rd Mito Plum Blossom Festival
Location: Kairaku-en, 1 Chome Tokiwacho, Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture
Running: February 16, 2019 – March 31, 2019
TEL: 029-224-0441 (Mito Tourism Convention Association)
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