Take Tsukuba Express to Enjoy Winter!

One of the 100 Famous Mountains of Japan, Mount Tsukuba, comprising the double peaks of Mount Nyotai (877 meters) and Mount Nantai (871 meters), is a perfect place for your day-trip hiking, since it is located only about one and a half hours away from Akihabara by train and bus and it is the lowest mountain among the 100 Famous Mountains. After coming down the mountain, you can still have lots of fun, especially in the cold winter.

Matsuya Seimenjo

Warm Food◇Ramen

There are lots of delicious ramen shops which serve warm ramen noodles to warm up your body.

Recommended ramen shop: Matsuya Seimenjo

This is a noodle factory and shop. The noodles are made with Tsukuba’s local flour “Yumeshiho,” and are characterized by their chewy and smooth texture. Depending on the day, you can observe the noodle making and taste them (payment is required). If the tasting is not being offered, you can buy noodles as souvenirs and enjoy the same taste as the store’s at home.

Access TX Tsukuba Sta.  60 min. by Tsuku-Bus (Hokubu Shuttle bus route)  get off at Tsukuba-san-guchi (Mount Tsukuba entrance)


Warm Food◇Tsukuba Udon 

“Tsukuba” in the name of this noodle dish consisting of “Tsu” for “tsukune (chicken meatball),” “Ku” for “kuro-yasai (black vegetables, such as shiitake mushrooms and burdock root), and “Ba” for “bara-niku (ribs).” This noodle dish is made entirely with local ingredients.

Recommended udon shop: Sugimoto-ya

Access TX Tsukuba Sta.  40 min by direct Tsukuba-san Shuttle Bus  Tsukubasan-jinja Iriguchi (Tsukuba Shrine entrance)

Tsukuba-san Hotel Aokiya


Onsen are the best way to heal your tired body. As onsen water around Mount Tsukuba is mild alkaline containing lots of minerals, it is popularly called “water for beautiful skin.”

Recommended onsen: Tsukuba-san Hotel Aokiya

From the open-air bath and the large bath, you can see the extensive Kanto Plain and enjoy great views, such as that of Mount Fuji standing out against the sunset.

Fee: 1,100 yen (onsen only, no accommodation included)

Access TX Tsukuba Sta. 40 min. by Tsukuba-san Shuttle Bus  Tsukubasan-jinja Iriguchi (Tsukuba Shrine entrance)
Business hours 12:00-15:00 (last admission)

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The information herein is as of December 2019
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