Tsukubasan Shrine
Tsukubasan Shrine
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Peter Choy
Hong Kong, China5,526 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Leaving Tsukuba Onsen Hotel, we drive to the nearby Tsukubasan Shrine 筑波山神社. It is an old shrine dedicated to the worships of the sacred mountain Mt. Tsukuba.

The deities of the shrine are 筑波男大神 伊弉諾尊 and 筑波女大神 伊弉冊尊. The two are the ancestral deities of the Japanese people, who gave birth to other deities and the country. Because of the two peaks 男体山 and 女体山 of Mt. Tsukuba, lining up side by side, the people believed the two deities were enshrined here.

Before visiting the shrine, as a ritual, it is required to first wash your hands and mouth to cleanse the mind and body.

Because of the two deities, it is a popular place for people to arrange wedding ceremony. After finishing the prayers and visiting the shrines, I also get the Goshuin stamp of the shrine.
Written October 31, 2023
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Michael S
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
Visited in June 2017 after trying to visit Ōmidō Kannonji, temple #25 on the Bandō 33 Kannon pilgrimage (more on that in another review). Beautiful shrine. I've lived in Japan for 10 years and visited shrines all over the country. This is one of the most picturesque and beautiful. Many sub-shrines, too. Excellent English-language information pamphlet available upon request at the reception desk. Gateway to the summit of Mt Tsukuba (Tsukubasan). I wasn't even looking for this shrine, but when I came across it and decided to explore, I was quite satisfied that I did. Highly recommend!
Written June 14, 2017
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Rajesh T
Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
It is 25 km (North) away from Tsukuba TX Station. It is very nice for who love short hiking near Tokyo. We visited there in new year holidays. It is very nice place with crowd of people. We found many Japanese people praying there, which is a part of Japanese culture. A story teller was also there. Several restaurants and some hotels were offering a varieties food and services. We enjoyed the time.
Written January 3, 2016
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Graham J
Tsuchiura, Japan3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
The shrine itself is beautiful and well maintained. Near the shrine you can take a train to the top of the mountain; a great way to cool off in the middle of summer.
Written June 4, 2019
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Sandy B
223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Quite a drive to get here but some breathtaking views.
Locals trying to get you to use their car parking was very confusing.
We used the public car park 500 yen. Just a short walk to the shrine. Pavements and steps are very uneven so take care.
We arrived the same time as a exercise class in tai chi was just about to start .
It's was fantastic to watch the drums and the music we've awesome. After they had finished they invited us to join them for drink and group photos. . Made to feel very special and one interesting in holistic / exercise would thoroughly enjoy this experience. They said it's every week but we could not find any reference to ongoing classes. We went Thursday lunch time .
The shrine is very much a tourist attraction you can drink and wash your hands from the fresh water spring . We wrote a prayer plaque and prayer note.
Nice to visit
Written October 23, 2017
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Chamal E
Melbourne, Australia38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
We visited the shrine when it was dusk . It was really nice place even at Night with the lights . there were no one expect for us . So I guess it's not popular with tourist or may it's the time . Local say it is a really old temple . This can be a side trip if you are going to mt Tsukuba . Go to the information centre in Tsukuba train station for more info to get there .
Written April 9, 2016
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Pineconefish_Yan
Taipei, Taiwan71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
This shrine dated back more than 500+ years ago and it had been burned down at least two times. The architecture itself is quite amazing. The cable car service is behind the shrine and a 10-min ride can take one up to the top of the Tsukuba Mountain with spectacular view.
Written September 2, 2014
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ShiningSchnee
Hong Kong, China1,967 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
An ancient shrine at the foot of Mount Tsukuba. Legend has it that the site of the shrine has over 3000 years of history. There’s a beautiful main hall and trails that go around the shrine.
Written March 6, 2020
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russellw170
Pattaya, Thailand85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
It is quite a climb to get there. There is a main shrine and some smaller ones as well as a visitor's center. There also appear to be guides available although I am not sure if they offer a tour in English. The detailed artwork on the main shrine is beautiful and well worth seeing.
Written July 12, 2017
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Chris F
Hong Kong, China56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
We visited on a Tue afternoon after we went up to Mount Tsukuba. The shrine was about to close and we were the only visitors. I felt peaceful there. The architecture is nice and the place is beautiful.
Written July 11, 2017
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