With over 1,000 plum trees planted, come see the beautiful Plum gardens at the Mt. Tsukuba Ume (Plum) Festival
Mt. Tsukuba (877 meters above sea level) is one of the 100 most famous mountains in Japan and has been admired from olden times as ""the Mount Fuji of the west and Mount Tsukuba of the east."" Mt. Tsukuba Ume (Plum) Garden is located on the hillside of the mountain with an area of 4.5 hectares (250m above sea level) with over 1,000 plum trees planted. Mt. Tsukuba Ume Festival is held every year from mid-February to late March. From Azumaya (Gazebo) located at the top, you will be able to admire the entire plum garden as well as the rural landscape at the foot of the mountain and the cityscape of the city. On a clear day, you might be able to see the skyscrapers of Tokyo and Mt. Fuji!
Access: About 1 hour and 30 minutes from Tokyo (Akihabara)