Go on a “Solo” Trip by TSUKUBA EXPRESS!
“Solo” Climbing on Mount Tsukuba
Located only about 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Akihabara, Mount Tsukuba, one of One Hundred Famous Japanese Mountains, has double peaks, Nyotai-san and Nantai-san, which make the mountain the lowest among the 100 famous mountains, allowing for easy climbing on a day trip. The mountain offers picturesque scenery with seasonal flowers and colored leaves in autumn, including about 1,000 hydrangea plants on the hillsides gorgeously blossoming in June. Referred to as a counterpart of Mount Fuji as in the phrase, “Fuji in the west, Tsukuba in the east,” from ancient times the whole mountain has been worshipped as the sacred body of a god in Japan’s ancient mountain worship. An old shrine on the hillside with about 3,000 years of history, Tsukubasan-jinja Shrine, enshrines a divine couple; therefore, it is said that the shrine will bring romance. Even if you visit the shrine alone, it might bring you good luck in romance!
“Solo” Drinking in Kita-senju
Kita-senju, a traditional town of Tokyo, has many izakaya pubs. Various drinking places are clustered in this area, including traditional pubs with the common touch and stylish bars. You can enjoy delicious sake along with yakitori and motsu (tripe stew). Most of the places welcome individuals dropping in on their own. So isn’t this a comfortable place for “solo” drinking?