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Address: 1-1215-1 Migawa, Mito 310-0912 , Ibaraki Prefecture
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Disappointing

Though I read other disappointing reviews, I thought that there may be a possibility that my friends and I may enjoy the museum anyway. We walked quite a distance from Kairakuen... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 21, 2016
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Though I read other disappointing reviews, I thought that there may be a possibility that my friends and I may enjoy the museum anyway. We walked quite a distance from Kairakuen Park in the rain, paid our 1,100¥, and couldn't understand any of the exhibits. It would have been helpful to have general information brochures in various languages. If you... More 

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Mito, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Right across the JR Joban Line from the Kairaku-en, one of the three most famous landscape gardens in Japan, the museum is located on a hill surrounded by greenery. The large and beautiful lawn garden of the museum looks like the one of a celebrity summer residence and has a charming atmosphere. In the past (1665), Tokugawa Mitsukuni, the second... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

I agree with the Japanese review entitled "disappointing". We spent less than 15 minutes in this museum, and even that was stretched out because we didn't want to disappoint the two very sweet staff who had NO OTHER VISITORS while we were there. No English signage or brochures. Some nice pieces on display, but not particularly interesting. The most complicated... More 

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