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Long hard climb for someone retired, but what a view!

We visited Japan to visit our son. He suggested we climb the local mountain in Tsukuba. We agree... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
West Kelowna, Canada
Rocky path

We took the path next to the cable car station. It took us about 1 hour to hike up to the top. The... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

In the early morning, or, in the beginning of evening, you would be able to see a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji from the top of Mt. Tsukuba. The Mt. Fuji is really shinning by a rising sun or the sunset. The color changes black,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

I took the bus from Tsukuba train station using my Suica card at about 9am. It was very convenient, took about 45mins. Going to Mt Tsukuba was a last-minute decision, so I had with me a small suitcase and no hat (it was a warm...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

I have gone to Tsukuba-San twice in last year time period, and both the times I thought it was an amazing experience. One of the trails is a bit difficult to climb and can take up to 3 hours where as the one with all...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Shubhansh A
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

We took the bus from Tsukuba station. Look for the marker sign and make sure you either have a pasmo card with enough money or yen on hand. Each way was about 720 yen. I recommend going to the shrine at the base of the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank amysN5715CR
Reviewed April 23, 2018

We visited Japan to visit our son. He suggested we climb the local mountain in Tsukuba. We agree, because it is supposed to be gradual with pathways. The Japanese, even old people, walk a lot and climb mountains. However we did not get going until...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

Mar2017. Here is my experience trekking up Mount Tsukuba. Bus from just outside Shimodate train station to Tsukubasanguchi bus station at the Numata village. Then ask the staff at the bus station to point the way to walk about 100m to the roadside busstop to...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank FrancisTLim
Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

We took the path next to the cable car station. It took us about 1 hour to hike up to the top. The paths had a lot of rocks. We took the cable car going down because the rocky paths look slippery. There are cable...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank ry0k0b
Reviewed December 10, 2017

My 80 year old mom hiked up the mountain! She took 3 hours but she did it! We took the ropeway down. It was a great hike with stairs and large boulders and little shinto shrines along the way. The restaurant at the top was...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank PTAMom2010
Reviewed November 6, 2017

We took cable car up and ropeway down. We did a short hike to the peak. It was lovely along the way. We can never get tired of the autumn leaves. But the autumn leaves in the middle of the mountain appeared to be the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank cheukyuchoi
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Tsukuba Mountain is a nice green place about 20 km away from Tsukuba Centre. There is a bus connection, but the bus does not take you all the way, just to the nearest village, from where it's another couple km. There are several trails for...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Coy N
July 11, 2018|
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Response from FrancisTLim | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any campsites nor tents in my several treks up Mt. Tsukuba. I also looked at the trekking map of the mountain area and there was not indication of campsite anywhere in the map.
Chris F
January 12, 2017|
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Response from 917jodi | Reviewed this property |
We walked in only one direction as there are different modes of transport that connect with the bus back to Tsukuba. Take your time to enjoy the views and the shops/restaurant and allow for a few hours up there.