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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  • Second time in a year. Lack of exercise and 50 of your peers slowly climb. Rest if you are tired pace distribution point is repeat 2 times just in the top. Walk either cable car or ropeway was also good. I want to enjoy in every season.
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  • Route from the north side, there are many routes to climb Mt. Tsukuba is compared to the route from the South side, very few climbers. Along the cable car connecting tsukubasan and locates also climbed from the mountaintop vistas are together, but Miyuki months basic course is recommended. Standard time is up is 70 minutes down in 90 minutes. Up walks just down with the cable car (580 yen), and guests can enjoy 2 times. Go down this route, and in the middle man onagawa (minanogawa) is the origin. For men and women, why were done and focused on men and women mizunashi mizunashi River with water between peak and Mt. nantai read the reason is not clear, so I think. Through the nagamine tunnel of the cable car on and come down a little from there. Beneath the drama of the cable car. Descend further and get to double-track section of the funicular. Passing cable cars if you're lucky, you can see the difference.
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  • Ropeway, you even families with young children easily and go up to the top of the peak. The ropeway and runs every 20 minutes. Without standing in line was the December holidays, but we can catch up soon.
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  • We enjoyed the hike up this mountain. It was a 3 hour hike uphill and 1 hour downhill. Make sure you carry water and other basic stuff while treking. If you don't want to hike, there is a train which takes you to the top and back down. The view at the top is splendid! At the top there are a few restaurants and shops to take care of peoples needs. Overall a good place to go!
  • Was there yesterday, climbed it with family and we used the natural side of trail. My 8 year old loved it. Had perfect weather. Came down with cable car so we're not so tired. We drove from Tokyo so can't comment on the bus ride from station to the Jinja/shrine. Will come back.
  • Climb it and get in the onsen in the way back
  • Onsens are bad (tried several), restaurants are slow (and you only have time until 17:00, so you really need to be hurry up), navigation is horrible, no information office on the way, road to the mountain from TX station by bus took about 2 hours, instead of 30 min because of huge traffic jam, and there's no way to jump off from the bus in the middle of the road, and there're no other transportation to the mountain. In the mountain everything was in renovation process. Maybe I wasn't lucky enough but Hakone, for example, much better for roughly the same price for me.
  • Nice view.

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Where to stay in Tsukuba

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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