Mito Hachiman Shrine

Mito Hachiman Shrine is one of the best places to travel in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.  It's famous for the hydrangea that becomes the beat to see from the late May. Here're guides for attractions, hours, access, map, spots nearby, and photos of Mito Hachiman Shrine posted by Japanese travelers in the know. [last modified: ]


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Beautiful Hydrangeas Blooming In The Precinct

Mito Hachiman Shrine is selected as '100 Most Beautiful Scenery In Ibaraki', '100 Must Visit Tourist Spots In Mito', and also '100 Best Scenery In Mito Chosen By Mito Local People'. There're 50 kinds and 5000 trees of hydrangea blooming beautifully in the precinct.
For people using trains or bus: take bus at No.7 bus stop at north gate of Mito Station (via Suehiro-cho), to Sakaemachi 2-chome. 15 min. 170 yen. For cars: 20 min from Mito IC of Joban Speedway. Free parking area is available.

Heart Shaped Hydrangea Can Bring Happiness To You

I was very excited when I found this heart-shaped hydrangea! I thanked it so much because I felt ties with something.

A Shrine Built In 1688, The First Year Of Genroku, And A Main Shrine Designated As A National Important Cultural Asset

Mito Hachiman Shrine is believed as a god for farming, industry, business, and talisman, children growing, and a genius for people born in the years of the Dog in Chinese astrology. On a day for Oharae in June, there was Chino-wa (a circle made of dry grass) used for an occasion. Surrounded with many greens, you can feel peace in your mind.



8-54 Hachiman-cho, mito-shi, ibaraki


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10 min by bus from Mitohachiman-guchi. By taxi or car, 10 min from Mito Station. Free parking area is available.



Nearby Things To Do

Kairakuen Garden

A Fantastic Night Of Early Spring! Full-blown Plum Trees And Illuminated Kairaku Garden

I introduce 'night・plum blossoms・fastival'. On March 12, you can enjoy the candle night and skyrockets set off from Senba Lake as well as the illuminated plum trees. Why don't you come to plum festival's finale in Mito to feel the fantastic night of early spring?

Art Tower Mito

Overwhelming Presence! Shining Futuristic Tower Designed By Arata Isozaki

An art tower of 100m height was built as a commemoration of 100 years of Mito city government. Taking an elevator to the observatory at 86m above the ground, you can have a wide view of Mito town and faraway Mt.Fuji through the round window.

Mito Kōmon Festival Firework

Semba Lake Firework Festival Falling To The Art Tower

The light shower falling to the city. Large-flowered fireworks against the background of Mito's symbol art tower. You can see the fireworks leisurely because it's far from the heavy crowd.

Howaen Garden

Howaen, A Garden Of 6000 Hydrangeas

Howaen Garden has 100 kinds and 6000 hydrangeas. Many colors were in beautifully full-bloom.

Nanatsudo Park

Roses Blooming At A 19th Century's English Garden

The English garden located in Nanatsudo Park has various flowers in each season, and popular as a shooting location for wedding photos.

Mito Station

Plastic Umbrellas Displayed Only During Mito Kōmon Festival

Displayed only during Mito Kōmon Festival, 'Oasis Umbrella Shadow & Wind Deck' in front of the clock tower at North Gate of Mito Station. Massages from the local elementary school students are on the umbrellas. Mito Kōmon Festival is held till 8/5.

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