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Hiking in Mt.Tsukuba -Autumn Season On-

Hosted by a member of the Tokyo Outdoor & Nature Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 03 Sep 07:00 - 18:00

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Hiking in Mt.Tsukuba

Mount Tsukuba (筑波山 Tsukuba-san) is an Protected content (2,877 ft) mountain located near Tsukuba, Japan. It is one of the most famous mountains in Japan, particularly well known for its double peaks, Nyotai-san Protected content (2,877 ft) and Nantai-san Protected content (2,858 ft). Many people climb the so-called "purple mountain" every year for the panoramic view of the Kantō plain from the summit. On clear days the Tōkyō skyline, Lake Kasumigaura and even Mount Fuji are visible from the mountain top. Most mountains in Japan are volcanic, but Mount Tsukuba is composed of non-volcanic rocks such as granite and gabbro. The area surrounding the mountain is known to produce beautiful granite, and many rock quarries still mine it today.

Asending of Mount Tsukuba is Miyukigahara Course

On the side of Mt. Nantai
Length : about 2.5 km
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Required time : 90 minutes

It’s from Tsukuba Shrine to the top of Mt. Nantai, climbing along the cable cars, and you can watch two cable cars go by each other. And you can have a precious experience of assuring the point of upper stream of Minanogawa River.
This course is with a high altitude and difficult.

Descending of Mount Tsukuba is Otatsu-ishi Course

On the side of Mt. Nyotai
Length : about 10 km
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Required time : down / 80 minutes

It’s a rather short course from Tsutsujigaoka to Benkei-chaya-ato, and from there you can climb to the top to Mt. Nyotai by Shirakumobashi Course.
Many big rocks, you need jump about 50cm.

Hiking shoes is indispensable. Do not pull on sneaker, please. Many big rocks in Otatsu-ishi course.
If you have no hiking shoes, you should get on cable car or ropeway.
I can advice to you. Your sneaker will be junk for muddy puddle, slippy root, rocky mountain path. Sneaker will tread a nail into the sole of your foot easily. Sneaker shoes cause all of us slow pace, danger of exhaustion, I'm afraid we've got to cut hot spring time. If you have sneaker, maybe I limit your hiking activity area only cable car station rest house and ropeway rest house for your safety. Therefore, it's difficult to control member, I limit the number of participants approximately 10 people.

I recommend to have backpack, hiking shoes, lunch box. You can eat lunch in rest house.
Please also bring at least 1.5 liter to drink.
You carry national life insurance card, ID card for emergency.

ALWAYS STOP on branch point, branch road, or warning sign, we need check all member.

I'd like to express my deepest appreciation for your help and support.

1. Meet at Tsukuba Express Akihabara Sta. (6:45)

*Tsukuba Express Akihabara Sta. is difficult to find entrance.
Pls remember Tsukuba Express station is on B6F, basement sixth floor.
So if you are in JR Akihabara station, you should go out from JR Akihabara station.
Tsukuba Express Corporate color is RED.
Even though you lost, you should ask to someone.

Buy TSUKUBASAN ARU KIPPU ticket(from Akihabara Sta. 3,300yen) on ticket office.
Including train ticket to Tsukuba station(RT), bus ticket to Tsukuba sanguchi(RT).
Not including cable car ticket, ropeway ticket.

Start at Asakusa Sta(7:00).
Arrive at Tsukuba Sta.(7:45)

2. Start bus at Tsukuba Sta.(8:00)
to Tsukubasan Jinjya Iriguchi(8:36)
Drop to Tsukubasan Information Center, Tsukubasan Jinjya Shrine.

3.Arrive at Nantaisan summit(11:00)

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4.Arrive at Nyotaisan summit(12:30)

5.Start at Nyotaisan summit(12:50)
Arrive at Tsutsujigaoka Bus Terminal(14:30)

6.Hot Spring to Tsukuba san Keisei Hotel
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7.Start bus at Tsutsujigaoka Bus Terminal(16:00)
to Tsukuba Center Sta.(16:50)

8.Start at Tsukuba Sta.(17:00)
Arrive at Akihabara Sta.(17:54)


Ticket:TSUKUBASAN ARU KIPPU ticket(from Akihabara Sta. 3,300yen)
Hot Spring: 1,000yen

Other Remarks
- If you are late train, pls get on next train and bus.
Hurry up to climb or get on cable car, you can short 30mins. We don't wait for you.
- You can eat lunch in summit rest house.

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