Mito Plum Blossom Festival
(Mito no Ume Matsuri)


View plum blossoms at prestigious garden near Tokyo

The organizers have confirmed that this event is GOING ahead.
We're sure this is happening, but 2023 dates and times are not confirmed.


2024 :  10th of Feb – 17th March


*Date were taken from official website on 1st Feb 2022


Kairakuen Garden


After 9am:  300 yen (adult) , 15o yen (child) *Free entrance between 6am-9am



400 yen 

Night Ume Festival (Light-up Event)

Saturday, February 24, 5 pm-8 pm at Mito Castle Ruins.

Fireworks: Saturday, March 2, 5 pm-8 pm at Kairakuen

*On Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays during the festival period, there are events such as tea ceremonies and Nagashi Hina Dolls.

*Times were taken from the official website on 11th Dec 2023. 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)


Kairakuen Garden: Adults 300 yen,  children 150 yen

Kodokan: Adults 400 yen,  children 200 yen

How to enjoy the Mito Plum Blossom Festival

Picturesque scenery
(Insta worthy!)

Fun for a group of friends

Good for solo travelers

Romantic Evening

Enjoy 2-4 hours

💕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!💕

What to do nearby Mito Plum Blossom Festival?

Local recommendations

Access (How to get to Mito Plum Blossom Festival)

From Tokyo


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

By Train

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
 *A temporary station ‘Kairakuen’ in front of the garden is sometimes in use for trains coming from Tokyo on weekends during the Plum season!

[Kodokan Mito Han School] Walk 10 minutes from the North exit of Mito station.

By Car

[Kairakuen Garden]
  1. Approximately 20 minutes from the Mito IC on the Joban Expressway
  2. Approximately 20 minutes from either the Ibaraki Machi Higashi IC OR the Mito Minami IC on Kita-Kanto Expressway
[Kodokan Mito Han School] Approx 30 minutes from the Mito IC on the Joban Expressway OR approximately 20 minutes from 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)

For information about this event please contact the Mito Tourism and Convention Association directly.

Tel: +81-29-224-0441
Japanese Event Website  (External Link – Japanese)
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