10 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 10 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 Shrine is a shrine located in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. It enshrines the warriors of the Mito clan who were martyred in national affairs during the turbulent period at the end of the Edo period, the Great Prison of Ansei, the Transformation outside the Sakurada Gate, the Tozenji Incident, the Transformation outside the Sakashita Gate, the Tengu Party Rebellion, and the Aizu War. The name of the company is derived from Fujita Higashiko's book "History of Poetry".

Wikipedia: 回天神社 (JA)

4. 水戸八幡宮

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Mito Hachimangu is a shrine located in Hachiman-cho, Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. The official name is "Hachimangu". In ancient times, it was called Shirahatayama Hachimangu or Shirahatayama Hachimangu. The former company name was a prefectural company. It has been a revered shrine for generations of owners of Mito Castle since its founding, and has been regarded as the general guardian of Hitachi Province Suifu.

Wikipedia: 水戸八幡宮 (JA)

5. 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. 174 were preserved in Japan but 5 out of the 174 are operational leaving only 169 on display.

Wikipedia: JNR Class D51 (EN)

6. 六地蔵寺(水戸大師)

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Rokujizoji Temple is a temple of the Shingon sect of the Toyoyama sect located in Roktanda-cho, Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. The main temple has 25 temples. The name of the mountain is Mt. Kumo, and the name of the temple is Seibo-in. It is called Mt. Kumomi Seihoin Rokujizoji Temple. Since ancient times, it has been known as a sacred place for easy childbirth and child-rearing.

Wikipedia: 六地蔵寺 (JA)

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 Senba Town, Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. It is located on the southeast shore of Lake Senba, northwest of the Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, in a private residential area and vineyard.

Wikipedia: 柳崎貝塚 (JA)

10. 吉田神社

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Yoshida Shrine is a shrine located in Miyauchi, Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Shikinai Shrine (Meishin Taisha), Hitachi Province Sannomiya, the former status of the shrine is a prefectural shrine.

Wikipedia: 吉田神社 (水戸市) (JA)


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