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Mount Tsukuba, Tsukuba
(3.9/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Earlier without knowing the tight course and climbing Mt. nantai from Tsukuba YAMAGAMI, a lot of big rocks, I was. This year exactly autumn foliage at the festival being held! With is now climbed azalea months Hill course peak. In fine weather during the season was really crowded on Saturday! Summit 200 meters from the front in lining up, not at all. Resting in the long line for azalea Hill course enjoy various courses and the thing is... pretty sure I was stuck, I was relieved. Great views from the top of Mt. Tsukuba, low mountain is rock bad rolling scaffold, is very tough. foliage was great!
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  • 11/2 on weekdays to climb and then junior high school and high school students overflowing to the trails. Come down in two columns yamaji ○ ripening in the climbing Mountain Road, a climb. ○ both block during break on the right and left. ○ What 10 people to 100 people come down at once. ○ No teacher or guidance on high school students. It is. Be careful when you climb the mountain paths on a weekday!
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  • Well worth the visit The view from cable car is good on clear days Restaurant at top and you can hike a small way to take nicular down to Temple below