The twin peaks of Mount Tsukuba are symbolic of Ibaraki. In Japanese, the peaks are Nyotai and Nantai, meaning the female peak and male peak, respectively. At 877 meters tall, Nyotai, the female peak, is the higher of the two. Mount Tsukuba is accessible in under two hours from Tokyo, making it ideal for escaping city life and getting in touch with nature. There are over 1000 species of flora and fauna on the mountain alone!
Both peaks are easily accessible by cable car or ropeway. If you're looking to exercise, there are plenty of hiking trails that suit all levels. Many trails have unique rock formations and historical Shinto sites.
While Mount Fuji is the symbol of western Japan, Mount Tsukuba is undeniably the symbol of eastern Japan. No trip to the Kanto region is complete without exploring this mountain!
- Tsukuba, Tsukuba City
- By public transport: From Tsukuba Station, take the Mount Tsukuba Shuttle Bus. The bus takes around 45 minutes.
By car: On the Joban Expressway, exit the expressway at Tsuchiura-Kita IC and drive for around 40 minutes following signs for Mount Tsukuba.
- Tsukuba Tourism and Convention Association
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