Science Expo Memorial Park
This park was developed on land previously used during the 1985 World Exhibition. The grounds are worth a visit during autumn and spring.
In autumn, rows of ginkgo trees shower the ground with bright yellow leaves. Over 300 cherry trees fill the park with pale pink petals in spring.
- 6 Miyukigaoka, Tsukuba City
- Tsukuba City Tourism Association
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Osugi Shrine is dedicated to Anba-sama, a deity traditionally associated with fishing villages. In fact, shrines devoted to Anba-sama are rare. In particular, Osugi Shrine is known for its brightly-colored green and vermillion buildings. Visitors to the shrine can pray for protection from bad luck and misfortunes. Participants drive out lousy luck with music during one of the shrine's annual festivals. Local governments even designate the dancing as an intangible folk culture asset.
Inaba Shuzo Brewery
Founded in 1867, Inaba Shuzo uses spring water from Mount Tsukuba to brew sake. In addition to the rice and pure water that forms the basis of all good sake, Inaba Shuzo carries out each step of the brewing process by hand using skilled local staff. This results in a refined and elegant beverage unique to the slopes of Mount Tsukuba.
Traditional Crafts/Sake Breweries
Mount Tsukuba Stardust Cruise
Mount Tsukuba ranks among Japan’s 100 Famous Mountains and offers unparalleled views of the vast Kanto Plain.
From October to March each year, Mount Tsukuba Ropeway operates special nighttime services during the colder months. Visitors can marvel at the stunning Tokyo skyline at night, including lights glistening from the city center alongside Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree.
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