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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
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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