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Shrine dedicated to two important lords of the Mito clan

I came to Mito traveling on the Tokiwa express. I was therefore interested in visiting the shrine... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
travelmartin
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Munich, Germany
It is a relatively new shrine founded in 1873.

This Shinto shrine is located just outside the Eastern gate of Kairakuen. It is a relatively new... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
tomizuta1953
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Funabashi, Japan
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17 Nov 2018
“Shrine dedicated to two important lords of the Mito clan”
2 Apr 2018
“It is a relatively new shrine founded in 1873.”
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1-3-1 Tokiwacho, Mito 310-0033, Ibaraki Prefecture
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Reviewed 26 November 2018

Took a walk around while on my way to Kairakuen. Not a lot to see and all a bit run down. If going to Kairakuen by bus or taxi from the station you walk through the grounds and that would be the only reason I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

I came to Mito traveling on the Tokiwa express. I was therefore interested in visiting the shrine that gave its name to the train. For Mito it is probably the main shrine in town reflecting its connection to the Mito clan. A wedding couple added...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This Shinto shrine is located just outside the Eastern gate of Kairakuen. It is a relatively new shrine founded in 1873 that worships the second Mito Tokugawa lord Mitsukuni and the ninth Nariaki. It was quite popular after the dissolution of the feudal domains to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

A small museum explaining the history of Mito and its owner. A nice introduction before visiting Kairakuen.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

The gate overlooked the lake. Smaller shrines were picturesque. Centered in a nature park. Day visit spot.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

As with Kobuntei, we found we enjoyed visiting Tokiwa Shrine and taking photographs there, more interesting and rewarding than we did visiting the garden. The shrine was peaceful and empty, we were the only people there at the time. It was the final day of...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Tokiwa Shrine was founded in 1874 to venerate Tokugawa Mitsukuni, 2nd Lord of Mito-han, and Tokugawa Nariaki, 9th Lord of Mito. I came in the late afternoon during a plum wine festival. As well as umeshu vendors, there were the usual carnival stalls, a kebab...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank ART196
Reviewed 15 April 2016

The Shrine is about 15 km from the station. It seems far but it is not that far in actuality. The shrine was next to a famous garden.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Oyomi
Reviewed 23 September 2015

We fell across this place before our visit to the Kairakuen Gardens. There was a wedding taking place there and it was so colourful and pleasant. It was a peaceful place with a lovely tori and a stand full of sake containers. Nice!

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

The Shrine is next to one of the main garden gates. I really find these kinds of places peaceful and interesting so it was a nice visit for me. There is one big shrine Avenue or some other smaller ones around it.

Date of experience: September 2015
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