When: November 13
Prefectural Residents’ Day is a day on which residents should strive to learn more about the history of the prefecture they live in and become more familiar with local government.
On July 14, 1871, due to an Imperial edict abolishing feudal domains and establishing prefectures, Japan was divided into 305 prefectures. On November 13 of the same year, these were consolidated into 75 prefectures. At that time, what is now Ibaraki Prefecture was divided into Niihari Prefecture, Inba Prefecture, and Ibaraki Prefecture.
In 1968, 100 years since the first year of the Meiji era, November 13 was named Prefectural Residents’ Day to mark the first usage of the name Ibaraki to refer to our prefecture.
To mark this wonderful day and to help residents become more familiar with their prefecture, admission into a number of facilities will be free or discounted. You can also purchase a Tokiwaji Pass at JR Midori no Madoguchi ticket offices and ride all JR lines and most private lines* as many times as you like for one day, giving you the chance to visit a variety of places in Ibaraki!
*Certain routes maybe be excluded from this offer
Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History
Mito City Museum
Ibaraki Museum of Modern Art
Tsukuba Museum of Art
Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art
Oku Hitachi Kirara no Sato (free for middle school students and below)
Hitachi Kamine Park Leisure Land (only admission to the park is free)
Ryuujin Suspension Bridge
Ibaraki Botanical Garden
Fukuroda Falls (free admission into the waterfall viewing area)
Ibaraki Children’s Centre Kodomo no Shiro
Oarai Marine Tower
Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum
Tsuchiura Archaeology Museum
Tsuchiura City Museum
Kokaigawa Fureai Park (Park Golf Course, Ibaraki Residents Only)
Ibaraki Nature Museum
Minato Park Observation Tower
Tokugawa Museum (Ibaraki elementary and middle school students only)
Aqua World Oarai Aquarium
Kasama Craft Hills Fureai Studio
Ibaraki Flower Park
Shimodate Museum of Art
*Tsukuba Wan Wan Land
*Nasu Highland Park
*Kasama Nichido Museum of Art
*Ibaraki Residents Only