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. To visit Mount Tsukuba and other attractions in Tsukuba, use our Tsukuba attractions planning tool .
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  • In the family went to the fall foliage hike. From Tsuchiura idiot lights going by public transport station, TX and Joban Line bus is 40-50 minutes. However, on a day trip from Tokyo, you can find authentic mountain nature. Since the trail is quite steep, difficult for small children may not be. I enjoyed using the funicular and aerial tramway, so physically without confidence. However, crowded is a convenient, near the Summit. We recommend walking nature trail is nice, take a look at that.
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  • We took cable car up and ropeway down. We did a short hike to the peak. It was lovely along the way. We can never get tired of the autumn leaves. But the autumn leaves in the middle of the mountain ap...  more »
  • Because children are smaller, went easy on the cable car. It is useless if you still go to the Summit with a little work.
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With modern complexes serving the city's science conferences and visitors, Tsukuba has a fair share of places to stay. Hospitable, well-equipped, Western-style hotels surround the train station and major museums; choose from budget to business hotel and make the most of the convenient access to the city's science attractions. If looking for something a bit different during your Tsukuba holiday, head to one of the hot spring onsen lodgings farther north of the city, toward Mount Tsukuba.
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