Plum Blossom Festival in Ibaraki

Mito Plum Blossom Festival 2021

2021 水戸梅花节

2021水戶梅花節

2021년 미토의 매화 축제

เทศกาลชมดอกบ๊วยเมืองมิโตะ ปี 2021

Lễ hội hoa mơ Mito 2021

水戸の梅まつり

The 125th Mito Plum Blossom Festival will be held at Kairakuen Garden and Kodokan Mito Domain School between February 13th – March 21st 2021. Spring is the best time to experience Kairakuen Garden so make sure not to miss out!
Kairakuen Garden is home to 3000 plum trees of 100 different varieties. As different varieties of plum bloom at different times, the blossoms can be enjoyed over several weeks, just one of the great things about the festival.

At 300 hectares, Kairakuen Garden is 64 times the size of Tokyo Dome! It is also the world’s second largest park located in an urban area after New York’s Central Park.
Upon entering the park, a bamboo forest spreads out from the main gate, leading down to a natural spring. Located inside the park, Kobuntei Villa was designed by Nariaki Tokugawa, the 8th lord of the Mito Clan. Furthermore, the park’s Lake Senba is a popular place for local people to take a break and observe wildlife like water fowl.

Coronavirus Infection Prevention Measures for Mito Plum Blossom Festival 2021
・We ask you to cooperate with checking your temperature at the entrance and the ticket gate. Those who have a temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher will not be allowed to enter the park. Please refrain from visiting the park if you have any symptoms of a cold.
・Please wear a mask and disinfect your hands.
・Please register for ‘Amabie-chan’ which is operated by Ibaraki Prefecture Goverment.
*Please note that scheduled events may be changed or cancelled depending on the status of the new coronavirus infection.
Park Hours
Kairakuen Garden: 6:00~17:00
Kodokan: 9:00~17:00
*Except during events
Price
Kairakuen Garden: Adult 300 yen, Child 150 yen, More than 70 years old 150 yen
Kodokan: Adult 400 yen, Child 200 yen, More than 70 years old 200 yen

Mito Plum Blossom Festival Events

teamLab: Digitized Kairakuen Garden
teamLab★”, an international art group consisting of specialists in various fields, will be staging the Mito Plum Blossom Festival this year. Based on the concept of “seeking a new relationship between humans and nature, and between ourselves and the world, how will they express Kairakuen Garden? You will be able to experience a beautiful imaginative world that you have never seen before.
Dates
March 1st (Monday) to March 31st (Wednesday)
18:00~20:30 (Last entry at 20:00)
Tickets will be available for purchase from February 15th (Monday).
Entrance Fee
Adult: 1,500 yen, Students(13-18 years old): 800 yen. Children(12 years old and younger): Free
Entrance and Exit
Kairakuen Garden
There are two entrances to this exhibition: The East Gate and the Togyokusen Ticket counter. The Front Gate and South Gate are closed during the exhibition period.

野点茶会 偕楽園ライトアップ「偕楽園 光の散歩道」

Kodokan Night Plum Blossom Festival
This year’s event will be held for two days at the Kodokan in commemoration of its 180th anniversary.
The solemn and quiet atmosphere of the Kodokan, a university for the Bushido, is different from that of Kairakuen Garden, and changes the expression of the plum blossoms.
It is a very rare opportunity to view the plum blossoms at night.
Dates
March 6th (Saturday): 18:00~21:00
March 13th (Saturday): 18:00~21:00
Kairakuen Garden Fireworks
During the Plum Blossom Festival, fireworks will be launched every Saturday from 19:00 for a few minutes.

Plum Wine Sales and Tasting
100 different types of plum wine will be on sale, as well as taste testing of 10 carefully selected plum wines for 100 yen per glass!
*In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, we regret to inform you that the event has been cancelled.
Location: Tokiwa Shrine grounds, adjacent to Kairakuen Garden
Website: https : //www.umeshu-sg.jp/
(Japanese is only available)

Events:
February 20th (Saturday): Martial Arts Performance at Kodokan (10:00~11:30)
February 21st (Sunday): Taya-no Stick Art at Kodokan (10:00~11:30) and Mito Hinanagashi at Kairakuen Garden (11:00~12:00)
February 27th (Saturday): Kimono Day at Kairakuen Garden (10:00~16:00)
February 28th (Sunday): 74th annual photo contest at Kairakuen Garden (10:00~15:00) and Kimono Day at Kairakuen Garden (10:00~16:00)
March 6th (Saturday): Ginei Kenshibu at Kodokan (10:30~11:30)
Access
By car
Kairakuen Garden: 20 minutes away from Mito IC on the Joban Expressway or Ibarakimachi-Higashi IC or Mitominami IC on the Kitakanto Expressway
Kodokan: 30 minutes away from Mito IC on the Joban Expressway
By train
Kairakuein Garden:
Get off the train at Mito Station on JR Joban Line
20 minutes away by bus from the North Exit Bus Terminal at Mito Station
On Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays during the Mito Plum Blossum Festival, Kairakuen Station on the JR Joban Line will be open. During the operating hours, trains are only available towards MITO. No train service toward UENO or TOKYO Station will be operating from Kairakuen Station.
Kodokan:
Get off the train at Mito Station on JR Joban Line
8 minutes away on foot from the North Exit of Mito Station
Rental Bicycle
Price for a day: Adult 500 yen, Child 300 yen
<Rental Bicycle Lake Senba and Sakuragawa River>
Place: West Parking Lot of Lake Senba
Period: Everyday except December 29th to December 31st
Hours: 9:00~16:00
<Rental Bicycle North Exit of Mito Station>
Place: Mito Station North Exit Underground Bicycle Parking Lot
Period: Everyday except December 29th to December 31st
Hours: 9:00~18:00
<Rental Bicycle South Exit of Mito Station>
Place: Mito Station South Exit Underground Bicycle Parking Lot
Period: Everyday except December 29th to December 31st
Hours: 9:00~18:00″
Website: https://www.ibarakiguide.jp/kairakuen/guide.html
(Japanese is only available)

筑波山梅まつり

48th Mount Tsukuba Plum Blossom Festival

Mount Tsukuba Plum Blossom Festival is located at an altitude of 250m offering panoramic views of nearby Tsukuba City, Tokyo Skytree and Mount Fuji in the distance. The combination of stunning views and more than 1000 plum trees blooming simultaneously is what makes the Mount Tsukuba Plum Blossom Festival really special. This year’s festival will be held between February 13th – March 21st 2021.

Mount Tsukuba Shrine is located on the slopes of the mountain, close to Miyawaki Cable Car Station. The shrine enshrines the God and Goddess of the mountain, a married couple known as Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto. The shrine is known throughout Japan for bringing good fortune to married couples and those looking for love.
Mount Nantai peak (871m) is most easily accessed by cable car from Miwayaki Cable Car Station while Mount Nyotai peak (877m) is best accessed by ropeway from Tsutsujigaoka Station.
Access
By car
Exit the Joban Expressway at the Tsuchiura-kita IC and follow signs for ‘Shimotsuma/Tsukuba’, travelling around 20km on National Road 125.
By train
40 minutes by shuttle bus from Tsukuba Station on the Tsukuba Express Line.
Website: http://umematsuri.jp/
(Japanese is only available)