Mito Plum Blossom Festival
(Mito no Ume Matsuri)
View plum blossoms at prestigious garden near Tokyo
2022 : end of Feb – 21st March (Mon)
*Date were taken from official website on 1st Feb 2022
Kairakuen Garden 6:00~17:00, Kodokan 9:00~17:00
*Times were taken from official website on 16th Jan 2021
*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances. (Please find the link to the official website on the bottom of this page)
Kodokan: Adults 400 yen, 70 and above and children 200 yen
How to enjoy the Mito Plum Blossom Festival
💕Mmhm… The Sweet Aroma of Spring!
Come to 💐Mito Plum Blossom Festival
for an early spring celebration!
Although many think of cherry blossoms🌸 as the symbol of Japanese spring, plum blossoms (“ume”) have historically been cherished during springtime as well. The charming pink and white plum blossoms actually bloom even earlier than cherry blossom! In a few words, they symbolize the arrival of spring, vitality, and hope😍.
Mito is certainly the place to be during this lovely season.💕 Stop by at Kairakuen Garden and Kodokan to enjoy the wonderful view and some exciting spring festivities!
Considered one of the ✨3 greatest gardens in Japan✨, Kairakuen Garden treasures 3000 plum trees💐 that are absolutely mesmerizing. Did we mention some wine tasting😍 at the 🍶Umeshu (plum wine) Festival ? Or the evening illuminations✨ and fireworks🎆 ? In fact, the whole Mito Plum Blossom Festival is packed with fun events, so make sure you check them all out!💕
Access (How to get to Mito Plum Blossom Festival)
Kairakuen Garden (偕楽園), 1-3-3 Tokiwacho, Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, 310-0033
偕楽園 〒310-0033 茨城県水戸市常磐町１丁目
From Mito Station (JR Joban Line, exit from the North gate)[Kairakuen Garden ] *There are two entrances: 1. Omotemon of Kobuntei and 2. East Gate to Kairakuen Garden
- To enter from Omotemon of Kobuntei: From the No.4 bus stop at the Mito Station, take the Ibaraki Kotsu bus bound for Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History/Kairakuen Garden. Get off at “Kobuntei Omotemon Iriguchi” and walk 5 minutes.
- To enter from East Gate to Kairakuen Garden:
From the No.4 bus stop at Mito station, take the Ibaraki Kotsu bus bound for Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History/Kairakuen Garden. Get off at “Kairakuen Higashimon Joban Jinja Kita-sando” OR “Kairakuen Joban Jinja-mae” and walk 3 minutes.
From the No. 6 bus stop, take the Kanto Tetsudo Bus bound for Kairakuen and get off at “Kairakuen” and walk 5 minutes.
- Approximately 20 minutes from the Mito IC on the Joban Expressway
- Approximately 20 minutes from either the Ibaraki Machi Higashi IC OR the Mito Minami IC on Kita-Kanto Expressway
(We highly recommend using public transport due to heavy traffic and limited parking space during the festival)
Contact Details (Event Organizer)
Other Events & Festivals near Tokyo in February & March
Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), many events have been suspended or canceled. Please check with the event organisers before making any plans.