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Mt. Tsukuba

Mt. Tsukuba Mt. Tsukuba
Mt. Tsukuba Mt. Tsukuba

Mt. Tsukuba is actually a twin-peaked mountain in central Ibaraki comprising Mt. Nantai and Mt. Nyotai, rising to a height of 877 meters. In addition to Tsukuba Shrine at the foot of the mountain, there are shrines on either peak, making the entire mountain a sacred area. There is a circular route from Tsukuba Shrine around the mountain, which is a good way to explore the area. Mt. Tsukuba is climbable year-round, and is easily accessible to beginners thanks to the Mt. Tsukuba Cable Car and Mt. Tsukuba Ropeway. It is especially popular to visit in autumn to appreciate the mountain’s stunning foliage, and makes a great day trip from Tokyo. 





Duration 1day / 4.5hours
Highest Point 877m
Elevation Gain
Horizontal Distance 6.9km

* Duration is an estimate and may vary depending on route and pace.


Reference: Circulating Route on Mt. Tsukuba from Tukubasan-jinja Shrine




From Tokyo Station, take an express bus for about 90 minutes to Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal at Tsukuba Station. From there, it is a 40-minute bus ride to Tsukubasan Jinja Iriguchi bus stop. 




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