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Mount Tsukuba

Lake KasumigauraMount tsukuba is a beautiful mountain located about 20 km north of Tsukuba city and about 18 km northwest of Tsuchiura city.

It has two peaks, and the eastern peak is Nyorai-san (877 meters high) and the western peak is Nantai-san (871 meters high).
Since ancient times, it has been the object of mountain worship. So there are the shrines of Tskubasan Shrine on both tops of the peaks.

There is the main shrine of Tsukubasan Shrine on the southern mountainside, and there are the town with some hotels and ryokans around the shrine.
From here, the cable car to Nantai-san peak leaves. (The station is "Miyawaki".)
From the mountainside located about 2 km northeast of the town, the ropeway to Nyotai-san peak leaves. (The station is "Tsutsujigaoka".)

How to get to here

By railroad

  1. From Akihabara to Tsukuba terminal, about 45-52 minutes by Tsukuba Express Line.
  2. From Tsukuba terminal, by route bus, about 40 minutes to Tsukuba-jinja-iriguchi (Miyawaki), about 50 minutes to Tsutsujigaoka.

By car

Run the Joban Expressway, and exit at Tsuchiura-kita Exit. About 65 km from Tokyo.
About 20 km from there to Miyawaki, about 30 minutes.

Mount Tsukuba
The cable car to Nantai-san
The ropeway
From Nyotai-san to Nantai-san
Tsukubasan Shrine
A scenery from Nyotai-san

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