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Address: Mito 310-0000, Ibaraki Prefecture

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Great area to walk around

I walked from my hotel to Semba lake. The lake has a running lane and boardwalk that surrounds the lake. The day I chose was overcast, but still an enjoyable walk around the... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
Bob M
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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked the length of the lake back from karakuien park to mito jr station. Pleasant walk and even though it was the end of Sakura season. The trees were still beautiful. We even saw swans nesting and saw their eggs ! Great spring leisure walk

Thank Shirin S
Hong Kong, China
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

There was not much to do in Mito; but spending an afternoon around Lake Senba was lovely nonetheless. Watching the sun go down was just as exhilarating as always.

Thank Iris C
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

I walked from my hotel to Semba lake. The lake has a running lane and boardwalk that surrounds the lake. The day I chose was overcast, but still an enjoyable walk around the lake.

Thank Bob M
Mountain View, California
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61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

The park is about 15 km from the station. It seems far but it is not that far in actuality. While walking we came upon a cafe. This cafe was similar to a Coco’s restaurant, so we decided to eat lunch here and have a Japanese meal for dinner. The Semben lake was in the middle of the Park, so... More 

Thank Kuroi K
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Run around the lake at night. It was good jog course as it is well arranged for walker/runner/cyclist. beautiful light up around the lake.

Thank rena_fr
Sonoma, California
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369 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

I walk from my hotel in town around the lake and to the gardens. It was a beautiful walk and very enjoyable. I am sure it is incredible in the springtime in the trees are blooming. There's also a nice restaurant that I had lunch at the end of the lake.

Thank SonomaRichard
Tsukuba, Japan
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245 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Lake Senba is a beautiful small lake in Mito with many birds, goose, and swans ! There is a jugging path that circles the lake, which is nice to walk around. It's possible to take a swan boat on the lake. Before going to Kairakuen Park, please stroll around this lake !! Especially, I love this place in the Cherry... More 

Thank mabei0123
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Beautiful part of Mito, has a jugging path that circles the lake, nice cafe and the birds, including black swans, are beautiful! At the top of the cafe there is a bell for couples to ring to wish for a happy love and a nice view of the lake. In the summer months it is possible to take a swan... More 

Thank Bemani247
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Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

We were treated to a fireworks display at night. Thousands of Japanese. Safe, clean, non threatening.amazingly..orderly and civilized. The lake swans, a treat. A must visit place.A Zen experience.

1 Thank umtatadoc
Prague, Czech Republic
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76 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Stroll around the lake before entering Kairakuen was very cool, lots of ''wild'' animals (goose, swan, etc) and they will follow you (it is forbidden to feed them, but lots of people does feed them). On the Kairakuen side of the lake there is running line on the walkway, which is soft and pleasant for walking.

1 Thank Jan H

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