Lake Senba (Mito City)
Located in the heart of Mito City, Lake Senba is a great place to relax for locals and visitors alike.
The lake is encircled by a 3km long walking and jogging route which also passes close to Kairakuen Garden and the Ibaraki Museum of Modern Art, making it the ideal route for a relaxed day’s sightseeing. Bikes and swan-shaped pedalo boats are also available to rent, and there are several cafes on the lake shore, perfect for a coffee or ice cream after your walk.
There’s also plenty of wildlife to be found around Lake Senba with koi carp and terrapins in the lake itself and swans and other birds on the banks. Around 30 Whooper swans make their nests at the lake between mid-October and March each year. Be careful not to get too close – these swans are not to be messed with!