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Mito

水戸市
City skyline over ume of Kairaku-en
City skyline over ume of Kairaku-en
Flag of Mito
Flag
Official seal of Mito
Seal
Location of Mito in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Mito in Ibaraki Prefecture
Mito is located in Japan
Mito
Mito
Location in Japan
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total 217.32 km2 (83.91 sq mi)
Population
 (September 2015)
 • Total 270,953
 • Density 1,250/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Prunus mume
- Flower Bush clover (hagi)
- Bird White wagtail
Phone number 029-224-1111
Address 1-4-1 Chūō, Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken 310−8610

Mito (水戸市 , Mito-shi) is the capital city of Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan.

It has been recognized as a special city since 2001.

History

Mito was a major center of historical and philosophical studies during the Edo period.

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