Click to jump to the text.

Get Adobe Flash player

Get Adobe Flash player

Mt. Tsukuba筑波山

Exciting location of matchmaking, talismans, and a shrine imparting business success make this location exciting.

日本語 English
繁體中文 簡体中文
한국어  

JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER

Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
  • Display a map of the arrival train station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots.

Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

Usage Guide

Copyright

日本語 English 繁體中文 簡体中文 한국어

  1. Home
  2. Find a Location
  3. Ibaraki
  4. Mt. Tsukuba

Text starts here.

Find a Location

Exciting location of matchmaking, talismans, and a shrine imparting business success make this location exciting.

Mt. Tsukuba, situated almost in the center of Ibaraki, consists of two peaks, Mt. Nyotai and Mt. Nantai, 877 meters and 871 meters above the sea level each. Between the two peaks, there is a view spot called Miyukigahara, from which you can get a fine view of the Kanto Plain.
 
Tsukuba-san Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in this country, and its name appears in the poems written in the 8th and 10th centuries. The shrine makes Mt. Tsukuba the object of worship, and its hall of worship on the mountainside is visited by lots of tourists. The shrine is also known as the god of matchmaking and harmony between husband and wife. A ritual called Ozagawarisai is held there as an annual event in spring and autumn every year.


The most popular path to the mountaintop is a hiking trail starting from Tsutsujigaoka at the east foot of the mountain. It goes through Benkei-Nanamodori (Benkei returning seven times), where Benkei the warrior priest, most notorious for his boldness, is said to have been so afraid that he hesitated and tried seven times to get to the mountaintop. There is a series of strange rocks and bizarre stones including Defune-Irifune (leaving and arriving of ships) Stones, named after their appearance of the two wide, plate-like stones standing just like ships are leaving and arriving at a port, which represents peculiar features of Mt. Tsukuba. On the other hand, the Tsukuba-san Cable Car, connecting Tsukuba-san Shrine and the top of Mt. Nantai, commanding flowering plants of the season and huge rocks is worth seeing. While the Tsukuba-san Ropeway from Tsutsujigaoka to the top of Mt. Nyotai also commands a splendid view, and provides a wonderful ride on the weekend evening for tourists to enjoy a night scene below.
 

Route search

 

Directions

By Tsukuba Express Line from Akihabara, 45 minutes to Tsukuba Sta., and change bus to Tsukuba-san Shirine, which takes 40 minutes.

From Osaka
Tokyo Station is 2 hours 30 minutes from Shin-Osaka Station by the JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line. Akihabara is 3 minutes from Tokyo Station by the JR Yamanote Line.

 

Related Information

Official Sites by Location