9 Sights in Mito, Japan (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Mito, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in Mito, Japan.

Sightseeing Tours in Mito

1. Gokoku Shrine

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A Gokoku Shrine is a shrine dedicated to the spirit of those who died for the nation. They were renamed from Shōkonsha (招魂社) in 1939. Before World War II, they were under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Interior, but after World War II they are administered by an independent religious corporation. Designated Gokoku Shrines were built in prefectures except Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture. The main deities are war dead from the prefecture or those who are related to them, as well as self-defense officers, police officers, firefighters, and others killed in the line of duty.

Wikipedia: Gokoku Shrines (EN)

2. 常磐神社

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Tokiwa Jinja (常磐神社) is a Shinto shrine adjacent to the gardens of Kairakuen in Mito, Ibaraki, Japan. Founded in 1874, enshrined are Tokugawa Mitsukuni, second daimyō of the Mito Domain and compiler of Dai Nihonshi, and Tokugawa Nariaki, ninth lord and founder of the nearby Kōdōkan han school. In 1882 the shrine joined the ranks of the bekkaku kanpeisha (別格官幣社) or Imperial Shrines. The Tokiwa Jinja Reisai or annual festival is held on 12 May. A cannon and a drum have been designated as Cultural Properties by the city.

Wikipedia: Tokiwa shrine (EN)

3. 回天神社

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Kaiten-jinja Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture. During the upheaval of the end of Edo period, the Shinshi-shi (patriots) mainly served as the Mito clan who died in state affairs such as Ansei no Taigoku (suppression of extremists by the Shogunate), Sakuradamongai Incident, the Tozen-ji Incident, the Sakashita Mongai Incident, the Tenguto War, and the Aizu War. The shrine name derives from "Kaiten Shishi" (The History of Poetry of Kaiten) written by Toko FUJITA.

Wikipedia: 回天神社 (JA)

4. 水戸八幡宮

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Mito Hachimangu is a shrine located in Yawata -cho, Mito, Mito, Ibaraki. The official name is "Hachimangu Shrine". In the old days, it was called Hachimangu Shrine or Shirahatayama Hachimangu Shrine. The old business is prefectural shrine. It has been a religious shrine that has been around Mito Castle since its enshrine, and has been destroyed by Hitachi Country.

Wikipedia: 水戸八幡宮 (JA)

5. 六地蔵寺(水戸大師)

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Rokujizoji Temple is a temple of the Shingon sect in Rokutanda -cho, Mito -shi, Ibaraki Prefecture. Motoyama with Sueji 25 Temple. The mountain name is Clin Permian, and the hospital name is Seigoin. It is called the Clog Mountain Saint -Shoin Rokujizo -ji Temple. It has been known as a sacred place for a child -raising child for a long time.

Wikipedia: 六地蔵寺 (JA)

6. JNR Class D51 (D51 515)

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JNR Class D51 (D51 515) Alt_winmaerik / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Class D51 (D51形) is a type of 2-8-2 steam locomotive built by the Japanese Government Railways (JGR), the Japanese National Railways (JNR), and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company, Kisha Seizo, Hitachi, Nippon Sharyo, Mitsubishi, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries from 1936 to 1945 and 1950 to 1951.

Wikipedia: JNR Class D51 (EN)

7. 吉田古墳

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The Yoshida Kofun (吉田古墳) is kofun burial mound located in the Motoyoshida neighborhood of the city of Mito, Ibaraki in the northern Kantō region of Japan. The kofun was designated a National Historic Site in 1922, with the area under protection extended in 2010 and 2012

Wikipedia: Yoshida Kofun (EN)

8. 大串貝塚

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The Ōgushi Shell Midden is an archaeological site in the Shiozaki area of the city of Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan containing a Jōmon period shell midden. The site was designated a National Historic Site of Japan in 1970.

Wikipedia: Ōgushi Shell Mound (EN)

9. 柳崎貝塚

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Yanagizaki Kaizuka is a shell mound located in Sennami -cho, Mito -shi, Mito, Ibaraki. It is located in a private residential land and vineyard on the northwest of the Senba Lake south coast and the Ibaraki Museum of Modern Art.

Wikipedia: 柳崎貝塚 (JA)


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