Mount Tsukuba, Tsukuba

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Hike up Mount Tsukuba and marvel at the views. The mountain features two peaks, Nyotai and Nantai, both reaching a height of 870 m (2,854 ft). Uniquely, the mountain's landscape consists of granite and gabbro, thus its nickname, the "Purple Mountain." One of the oldest shrines in the country sits on the mountainside, housing a deity of harmony and matchmaking for married couples. Expect a moderately challenging climb; alternatively, hop on the cable car that connects the shrine to the peak of Nantai. Take a break at the rotating restaurant, featuring far-reaching views of open fields and the city. For Mount Tsukuba and beyond, use our Tsukuba trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Tsukuba vacation.
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  • August 17, 2017
    I think it's just nice little drive. Unfortunately the weather was bad visibility almost was zero. You want to go to sunny now.
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  • August 11, 2017
    We recommend going on a nice weather day. Walking around was hard for wet stone, was climbing after the rain and muddy roads. This day should ascent by cable-car.
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  • August 10, 2017
    It is a peak in history was also used. Mt. Tsukuba suggest there are several trails and ropeway from the azalea-Hill on the funicular from the vicinity of Tsukuba YAMAGAMI co, you can day trip from Tokyo. View from the mountaintop about adopt is best.
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