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Mt. Tsukuba Plum Festival


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See more than a thousand plum trees in the beautiful plum gardens at the Mt. Tsukuba Plum Festival

Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture


©︎Tsukuba City


Mt. Tsukuba (located 877 meters above sea level) is one of the 100 most famous mountains in Japan and has been admired from olden times. As a common saying has it, “Mt. Fuji in the west, Mt. Tsukuba in the east.” Mt. Tsukuba Plum Garden is located on the hillside of the mountain, 250 meters above sea level, with an area of 4.5 hectares containing over 1,000 plum trees. 

The Mt. Tsukuba Plum Festival is held every year from mid-February to late March. From the azumaya (gazebo) located at the peak, 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.


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How to get there


By train, ride from JR Tokyo Station to JR Akihabara Station on the JR Yamanote Line (about 5 minutes). Change to the Tsukuba Express Line for Tsukuba Station (about 45 minutes). Next, take the non-stop shuttle bus to Mt. Tsukuba and get off at the Tsukubasan-jinja Iriguchi (about 40 minutes).


1688 Numata, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken


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