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水戸-MITO- VISIT IBARAKI,JAPAN GUIDE
水戸-MITO- VISIT IBARAKI,JAPAN GUIDE
Published: 2014/04/07
Channel: いばキラTV - IBAKIRA TV -
Exploring Ibaraki with Kim Dao and Internationallyme
Exploring Ibaraki with Kim Dao and Internationallyme
Published: 2016/04/02
Channel: Odigo Japan
TRIP to JAPAN “DaigoMachi Ibaraki Prefecture”
TRIP to JAPAN “DaigoMachi Ibaraki Prefecture”
Published: 2014/12/22
Channel: STUDIOタイムカプセル
日立-HITACHI- VISIT IBARAKI,JAPAN
日立-HITACHI- VISIT IBARAKI,JAPAN
Published: 2015/03/09
Channel: いばキラTV - IBAKIRA TV -
WEEKEND TRIP FROM TOKYO! (Chiba & Ibaraki)
WEEKEND TRIP FROM TOKYO! (Chiba & Ibaraki)
Published: 2016/11/10
Channel: TheUwagaPies
Tsunami in Kitaibaraki, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Tsunami in Kitaibaraki, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2015/05/16
Channel: A Reinoehl
Tsunami in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Tsunami in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2015/05/17
Channel: A Reinoehl
Exploring Ibaraki: JAPAN’S LONGEST SUSPENSION BRIDGE ? | 茨城県の竜神大吊橋に行ってきた!
Exploring Ibaraki: JAPAN’S LONGEST SUSPENSION BRIDGE ? | 茨城県の竜神大吊橋に行ってきた!
Published: 2017/05/21
Channel: MaaikeInJapan
ひたちなか-HITACHINAKA- VISIT IBARAKI,JAPAN GUIDE
ひたちなか-HITACHINAKA- VISIT IBARAKI,JAPAN GUIDE
Published: 2014/05/05
Channel: いばキラTV - IBAKIRA TV -
Seaside Park In Ibaraki Japan | Hitachi Koen
Seaside Park In Ibaraki Japan | Hitachi Koen
Published: 2016/11/12
Channel: DaveTrippin
Ibaraki: Ever-Changing Beauty
Ibaraki: Ever-Changing Beauty
Published: 2017/06/08
Channel: Odigo Japan
Ibaraki-prefecture
Ibaraki-prefecture
Published: 2014/11/02
Channel: 47Todofuken
Tokai-shi , Ibaraki prefecture
Tokai-shi , Ibaraki prefecture
Published: 2013/11/15
Channel: santasanta111111
東海-TOKAI- VISIT IBARAKI,JAPAN GUIDE
東海-TOKAI- VISIT IBARAKI,JAPAN GUIDE
Published: 2014/04/14
Channel: いばキラTV - IBAKIRA TV -
TV show about Iwama and Aikido, Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県, Ibaraki-ken) Japan
TV show about Iwama and Aikido, Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県, Ibaraki-ken) Japan
Published: 2012/02/20
Channel: Wessel Hansen
THE LONGEST BRIDGE ON THE MAIN ISLAND| Ibaraki Japan
THE LONGEST BRIDGE ON THE MAIN ISLAND| Ibaraki Japan
Published: 2017/05/13
Channel: OkanoTV
大洗-OARAI- VISIT IBARAKI,JAPAN GUIDE
大洗-OARAI- VISIT IBARAKI,JAPAN GUIDE
Published: 2014/10/06
Channel: いばキラTV - IBAKIRA TV -
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL JAPANESE BRIDGE |Ibaraki, Japan
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL JAPANESE BRIDGE |Ibaraki, Japan
Published: 2017/05/21
Channel: OkanoTV
VISITING THE TALLEST BUDDHIST STATUE IN JAPAN! |Ibaraki Japan
VISITING THE TALLEST BUDDHIST STATUE IN JAPAN! |Ibaraki Japan
Published: 2017/05/17
Channel: OkanoTV
Road trip to Ibaraki ken japan
Road trip to Ibaraki ken japan
Published: 2017/04/22
Channel: Karl Concep
Ibaraki prefecture
Ibaraki prefecture
Published: 2016/09/26
Channel: Patti Pumpkin
Outlook Ibaraki - Ibaraki Prefecture PR Video 【改訂版】茨城県PR映像「Outlook IBARAKI」 英語版
Outlook Ibaraki - Ibaraki Prefecture PR Video 【改訂版】茨城県PR映像「Outlook IBARAKI」 英語版
Published: 2016/07/04
Channel: いばキラTV - IBAKIRA TV -
Ibaraki
Ibaraki
Published: 2014/02/24
Channel: Discover the spirit of Japan - Japan videos
[4K]Japanese Cherry Blossoms Scenery Hitachi Fuudoki no oka in Ibaraki Prefecture
[4K]Japanese Cherry Blossoms Scenery Hitachi Fuudoki no oka in Ibaraki Prefecture
Published: 2017/04/14
Channel: Japan Videography
5.6 Magnitude earthquake hits Japan
5.6 Magnitude earthquake hits Japan's Ibaraki Prefecture
Published: 2016/05/16
Channel: ARIRANG NEWS
Let
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Published: 2017/02/16
Channel: mo ri
Evacuate, If do not want to die. Hitachi City Ibaraki Prefecture (MIRROR)
Evacuate, If do not want to die. Hitachi City Ibaraki Prefecture (MIRROR)
Published: 2012/10/19
Channel: Wahrheitssuche2017
Learn About Ibaraki’s Famous Mito Natto (Fermented Soybeans).
Learn About Ibaraki’s Famous Mito Natto (Fermented Soybeans).
Published: 2016/07/05
Channel: JAPANiCAN.com
JR Mito Station (JR 水戸駅), Train Stations of Japan, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
JR Mito Station (JR 水戸駅), Train Stations of Japan, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2012/01/24
Channel: EnchantingJapan
つくば-TSUKUBA- VISIT IBARAKI,JAPAN
つくば-TSUKUBA- VISIT IBARAKI,JAPAN
Published: 2015/02/23
Channel: いばキラTV - IBAKIRA TV -
BEAUTIFUL JAPANESE SHRINE IN THE OCEAN |Ibaraki Japan
BEAUTIFUL JAPANESE SHRINE IN THE OCEAN |Ibaraki Japan
Published: 2017/05/14
Channel: OkanoTV
Tsukuba Center, city near to Tokyo in Ibaraki prefecture
Tsukuba Center, city near to Tokyo in Ibaraki prefecture
Published: 2016/03/05
Channel: Julio César García
Trip to ushiku,ibaraki prefecture
Trip to ushiku,ibaraki prefecture
Published: 2014/12/08
Channel: Travel Bug
Tsunami In Oarai Ibaraki Japan.
Tsunami In Oarai Ibaraki Japan.
Published: 2011/03/13
Channel: MultiJpn
Ibaraki Hitachi Seaside Park : Nemophila Harmony - ひたち海浜公園 - 4K Ultra HD
Ibaraki Hitachi Seaside Park : Nemophila Harmony - ひたち海浜公園 - 4K Ultra HD
Published: 2015/09/09
Channel: TokyoStreetView - Japan The Beautiful
MyJapanTravels(Kamisu,Ibaraki Prefecture)
MyJapanTravels(Kamisu,Ibaraki Prefecture)
Published: 2017/07/29
Channel: z aliguyon
通訳案内士試験・日本地理(茨城県)Ibaraki Prefecture
通訳案内士試験・日本地理(茨城県)Ibaraki Prefecture
Published: 2014/07/10
Channel: yutaka yokoyama
H.I.S.JAPAN LOCAL TOUR ++ Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture ++
H.I.S.JAPAN LOCAL TOUR ++ Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture ++
Published: 2016/10/27
Channel: H.I.S. JAPAN LOCAL TOUR Movie
A beautiful spring landscape of Japan Sakuragawa cherry blossom view in Ibaraki Prefecture
A beautiful spring landscape of Japan Sakuragawa cherry blossom view in Ibaraki Prefecture
Published: 2012/04/17
Channel: Japan Videography
Sakuragawa city in Ibaraki prefecture Japan. Runni
Sakuragawa city in Ibaraki prefecture Japan. Runni
Published: 2016/01/21
Channel: HIDEKI DOI
Radiation Levels Rapidly Rising In Ibaraki Prefecture Near Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Radiation Levels Rapidly Rising In Ibaraki Prefecture Near Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Published: 2011/03/21
Channel: Federaljacktube4
Praia de Ajigaura(Provincia de Ibaraki,Japão) / Ajigaura Beach(Ibaraki prefecture,Japan)
Praia de Ajigaura(Provincia de Ibaraki,Japão) / Ajigaura Beach(Ibaraki prefecture,Japan)
Published: 2014/07/23
Channel: GaijinBR
Cars racing at Tsukuba Circuit, Ibaraki Prefecture, August 2011
Cars racing at Tsukuba Circuit, Ibaraki Prefecture, August 2011
Published: 2011/09/05
Channel: mash92587
Kangook flights in Ibaraki Prefecture - 茨城県
Kangook flights in Ibaraki Prefecture - 茨城県
Published: 2013/11/27
Channel: ebichanparamotor
Kamisu & Kashima in Ibaraki Japan
Kamisu & Kashima in Ibaraki Japan
Published: 2015/10/04
Channel: JoJo Yang
Helicopter/Hurricane Judo Choke Sowa High School Judo Club Ibaraki Prefecture
Helicopter/Hurricane Judo Choke Sowa High School Judo Club Ibaraki Prefecture
Published: 2015/03/27
Channel: Michael Foki
RIDING A SEGWAY THROUGH JAPAN | Ibaraki Japan
RIDING A SEGWAY THROUGH JAPAN | Ibaraki Japan
Published: 2017/05/20
Channel: OkanoTV
Hana peach trees Koga city Ibaraki prefecture in Japan
Hana peach trees Koga city Ibaraki prefecture in Japan
Published: 2016/03/21
Channel: lopik ugyu
Annular solar eclipse was taken in Ibaraki Prefecture of Japan  May,21,2012
Annular solar eclipse was taken in Ibaraki Prefecture of Japan May,21,2012
Published: 2012/05/21
Channel: T N
Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki prefecture PART 2 - 日立海浜公園、茨城県
Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki prefecture PART 2 - 日立海浜公園、茨城県
Published: 2014/07/23
Channel: Rhy5Lightning
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Ibaraki Prefecture
茨城県
Prefecture
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese 茨城県
 • Rōmaji Ibaraki-ken
Flag of Ibaraki Prefecture
Flag
Official logo of Ibaraki Prefecture
Symbol
Location of Ibaraki Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Island Honshu
Capital Mito
Government
 • Governor Masaru Hashimoto
Area
 • Total 6,095.58 km2 (2,353.52 sq mi)
Area rank 23rd
Population (February 1, 2017)
 • Total 2,903,925
 • Rank 11th
 • Density 476.40/km2 (1,233.9/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code JP-08
Districts 7
Municipalities 44
Flower Rose (Rosa)
Tree Ume tree (Prunus mume)
Bird Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis)
Website www.pref.ibaraki.jp

Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県, Ibaraki-ken) is a prefecture of Japan, located in the Kantō region on the main island of Honshu.[1] The capital is Mito.[2]

History[edit]

Ibaraki Prefecture was previously known as Hitachi Province. In 1871, the name of the province became Ibaraki.

Geography[edit]

Map of Ibaraki Prefecture
Mito
Tsukuba
Tsuchiura
Kashima

Ibaraki Prefecture is the northeastern part of the Kantō region, stretching between Tochigi Prefecture and the Pacific Ocean and bounded on the north and south by Fukushima Prefecture and Chiba Prefecture. It also has a border on the southwest with Saitama Prefecture. The northernmost part of the prefecture is mountainous, but most of the prefecture is a flat plain with many lakes.

As of 1 April 2012, 15% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely Suigo-Tsukuba Quasi-National Park and nine Prefectural Natural Parks.[3]

Cities[edit]

Thirty-two (32) cities are located in Ibaraki Prefecture:

  • Mito (the capital city of the prefecture)

Towns and villages[edit]

These are the towns and villages in each district:

Mergers[edit]

Economy[edit]

Ibaraki's industries include energy, particularly nuclear energy, production, as well as chemical and precision machining industries. The Hitachi company was founded in the Ibaraki city of the same name.

As of March 2011, the prefecture produced 25% of Japan's bell peppers and Chinese cabbage.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Ibaraki's population is increasing modestly as the Greater Tokyo region spreads out.[citation needed]

Culture[edit]

Ibaraki is known for nattō, or fermented soybeans, in Mito, watermelons in Kyōwa (recently merged into Chikusei), and chestnuts in the Nishiibaraki region.

Ibaraki is famous for the martial art of Aikido founded by Ueshiba Morihei, also known as Osensei. Ueshiba spent the latter part of his life in the town of Iwama, now part of Kasama, and the Aiki Shrine and dojo he created still remain.[citation needed]

There are castle ruins in many cities, including Mito, Kasama, and Yūki.

Kasama is famous for Shinto, art culture and pottery.[citation needed]

The capital Mito is home to Kairakuen, one of Japan's three most celebrated gardens, and famous for its over 3,000 Japanese plum trees of over 100 varieties.

Education[edit]

University[edit]

Sports[edit]

The sports teams listed below are based in Ibaraki.

Football (soccer)[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Rugby[edit]

Baseball[edit]

  • Ibaraki Golden Golds (Regional club)

Puroresu[edit]

  • Hitachi Pro Wrestling (Regional group)

Tourism[edit]

Transportation and access[edit]

Railways[edit]

Cable cars[edit]

Roads[edit]

Expressways[edit]

National highways[edit]

Ports[edit]

  • Kashima Port

Airports[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

The prefecture is often mispronounced "Ibaragi". However, the correct pronunciation is "Ibaraki". According to the author of "Not Ibaragi, Ibaraki",[6] this is most likely due to a mishearing of the softening of the "k" sound in Ibaraki dialect.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ibaraki-ken" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 367, at Google Books; "Kantō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 479, at Google Books.
  2. ^ Nussbaum, "Mito" at Japan Encyclopedia, p. 642, at Google Books.
  3. ^ "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture" (PDF). Ministry of the Environment. 1 April 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Nussbaum, "Ibaraki" at Japan Encyclopedia, p. 367, at Google Books.
  5. ^ Schreiber, Mark, "Japan's food crisis goes beyond recent panic buying", The Japan Times, 17 April 2011, p. 9.
  6. ^ いばらぎじゃなくていばらき [Ibaragi ja Nakute Ibaraki]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°14′N 140°17′E / 36.233°N 140.283°E / 36.233; 140.283

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