Ibaraki-ken (茨城 県) located in the Kanto region between the province of Tochigi and the Pacific Ocean, to the north we find a large mountainous area, however most of the province consists of a vast plain with many lakes. Formerly the province was called Hitachi, and the name Ibaraki was designated only in 1871. The capital of the province is the city of Mito. It occupies an area of 6.097.19km², with a population of 2.882.943 hab., Including about Brazilian 6.000.
The province is blessed by many beaches and also by many natural beauties, since 15% of its total area has been designated as Natural Parks. There are ruins of castles in many cities, including Mito, Kasama and Yuki. One of the three most famous gardens of Japan, widely known as plum tree garden. Built on 1842 by the 9 Mito feudal lord, Nariaki Tokugawa. The Fukuroda waterfall is known as one of the three largest waterfalls in Japan, with approximately 120m at height and 73m at width. Its beautiful and dynamic view can be enjoyed in any of the four seasons of the year.
The main industries of Ibaraki-ken are energy (mainly nuclear), chemical and precision machinery.