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Mount Tsukuba Ropeway 筑波山ケーブルカー&ロープウェイ

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An accessible way to reach the peak

Ibaraki's iconic mountain, Mt. Tsukuba, is the lowest peak among Japan's 100 famous mountains. It makes a great day trip from Tokyo if you are looking for some views and exposure to nature.

How to Get There

The mountain is accessible by bus (30 minutes) from Tsukuba Station.

Take the Tsukuba Express from Akihabara Station (45 minutes) to Tsukuba Station. There is a shuttle bus to the Tsukuba-jinja Shrine entrance (30 minutes).

Mt. Fuji in the west, Mt. Tsukuba in the east

Whereas Mt. Fuji is a strenuous hike that visitors rarely make twice, Mt. Tsukuba's low altitude makes it very accessible. Enjoy panoramic views after only a few hours of walking.

An alternative to hiking

The Mt. Tsukuba Cable Car is a funicular that goes up to the top of the mountain if you are not up for the hike. The trip is 1.6 kilometers (about one mile). You can take the cable car to forego hiking, or hike up the mountain and then relax as you take the cable car down and enjoy the scenery.

Two routes to the top

Two cable car lines go up to the top. Miyawaki Station is located near Tsukubasan-jinja Shine, while Tsutsuji-Gaoka Station is near the parking lot. During certain times of the year, such as when leaves are changing in the fall, there are nighttime rides to the top and back.

Near Mount Tsukuba Ropeway

mount tsukuba cable car Attraction
Mount Tsukuba Ropeway Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken
Tsukuba-san Shrine History
Tsukubasan-Jinja Shrine Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken
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Tsukuba Expo Center Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken
Tsukuba Space Center Attraction
Tsukuba Space Center Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken
Toyoda Castle History
Toyoda Castle Joso-shi, Ibaraki-ken
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