The Ibaraki Prefecture region consists of the furthest Northeastern portion of Kanto, consisting of the space between Tochigi Prefecture and the Pacific Ocean. To the North is Fukushima Prefecture and to the South is Chiba Prefecture. It also shares borders on the southwest with Gunma Prefecture and slightly east of that, Saitama Prefecture. In the north parts of the prefecture, the geography is mostly mountainous, while the rest of the prefecture is known for its flat plains and lakes.
Ibaraki Prefecture consists of 32 separate cities, including:
In addition to its large number of cities, Ibaraki Prefecture is made of the following districts and their towns:
In Ibaraki Prefecture, most of the populous’s income comes from energy industries. This includes nuclear energy production, chemical and precision machinery industries, and the Hitachi Company, located in Hitachi.
Additionally, tourist attractions in Ibaraki Prefecture include the castles of Mito, Kasama, and Yuki, as well as the Shinto shrine in Kashima, Kairakuen Parka, and Mount Tsukuba.