Enjoy a fully customized half-day Mt. Tsukuba hiking tour with a local expert. Your guide has climbed the mountain more that 400 times, and can arrange a perfect tour for beginners or experts alike, introducing hidden paths and amazing sights that even most locals don’t know.
- Participants must be aged 8 or older - For participants aged 8–15 years old and not accompanied by a parent or guardian, a parental consent form is required in advance - As this is a customized tour, please decide with the guide in advance on the tour details; they will contact you after you book - The duration depends on the plan you make with your guide, but will be up to 3 hours - Insurance is not included in the experience and we recommend that you purchase your own in advance - If you have any dietary restrictions other than allergies, please bring your own lunch. - In case of cancellation due to inclement weather, we will notify you by 17:00 the day before - If you plan to stay overnight before or after the tour, please refer to an accommodation run by the host of this tour: [Hitotoki, the former Kobayashi Residence](https://rakuten-travelexp.net/3X2ecd6) (Japanese site) is about 8 minutes' walk from the meeting point
Join an experienced and highly specialized guide on a one-of-a-kind tour hiking up Mt. Tsukuba, where you'll discover hidden gems and breathtaking vistas that few others can find. This experience is fully customized, so consult your guide after booking to arrange a half day of nature and cultural exploration that few tours can match! In Japan’s Edo Period, people would say “Fuji of the West, Tsukuba of the East,” and the two mountains are considered by some to be rivals. While the upper slopes of Mt. Fuji are rather barren, Mt. Tsukuba boasts lush vegetation that gives it a different appearance in each season. It is also known as one of Japan’s “100 Famous Mountains,” and is the lowest at 877 meters (2,877 feet), making it an ideal destination for those who want to enjoy the great outdoors without too much difficulty. Mt. Tsukuba is also a cultural icon, mentioned in many poems in the ancient text “Manyoshu,” and has long been the object of mountain worship. Enjoy its lush greenery in summer or red leaves in autumn, decorating its twin peaks Nantai-san and Nyotai-san. If you wish, you can ride the Mt. Tsukuba Cable Car or the ropeway (additional fees apply) offering yet more amazing views.