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We were looking at a nearby clock tower when a lovely Mito resident indicated the importance of this statue. We had actually read up about the statue and were about to look at it.
It was charming to have a local highlight its importance to...More
This statue commemorates the journey of Mitsukuni Tokugawa who disguised himself as a common traveller and toured the domain to see for himself how the people lived. It is located right outside the Mito railway station and is very easy to find.