Ibaraki Prefectural Archives & Museum (Mito City)
The Ibaraki Prefectural Archives & Museum were established in 1974. The museum’s permanent exhibits showcase the history of Ibaraki from ancient times to the present day. The museum itself is housed in 72,000m2 of grounds which are also home to an Edo Period (1603 – 1868) residence and a Western-style school building from Meiji Period (1868 – 1912).
During the Autumn, the museum grounds are a great place to see bright yellow gingko trees, one of the highlights of Autumn in Japan.
2-1-15 Midoricho, Mito City
By public transport: from JR Mito Station North Exit Bus Stop No. 4, take a bus bound for 'Sakuragawa Nishi-danchi' and get off at Rekishikan/Kairakuen.
By car: around 15 minutes' drive from Mito IC on the Joban Expressway
PARKING124 car spaces
13 bus spaces
3 disabled parking spaces
HOURS09:30 - 17:00 (last entry 30 minutes before closing time)
CLOSEDClosed Mondays (open Monday and closed Tuesday in the event that Monday is a National Holiday)
Closed over the New Year Holiday period.