During November, the avenue of 60 gingko trees in the grounds of the Ibaraki Prefectural Archives and Museum turn bright yellow, creating a stunning yellow carpet of leaves. The avenue of trees is also lit up at night to create a mysterious spectacle. A range of events are held to coincide with the Autumn foliage, making this truly an event not to be missed.
Get in touch with the history of Ibaraki Prefecture while enjoying beautiful seasonal gardens
The Ibaraki Prefectural Archives & Museum were established in 1974. The museum’s permanent exhibits showcase the history of Ibaraki from ancient times to the present day. The museum itself is houses in 72,000m2 of grounds which are also home to an Edo Period (1603 – 1868) residence and a Western-style school building from Meiji Period (1868 – 1912).
During the Autumn, the museum grounds are a great place to see bright yellow gingko trees, one of the highlights of Autumn in Japan.