Jun 9, 2017
Mount Tsukuba Ibaraki ken
It's not one ordinary trail hike 2hours for those who have mastered the trail but for first timers like myself, It took me more than 3hours to get to the top of the mountain. Mount Tsukuba is divided into Two parts the Female (女体山) and Male (男体山) mountain which will surely capture your heart.The trail starts at the foot of the mountain actually from a big shrine, from there you could go up by either "rope way" which will lead you to the female part of the mountain or a "cable car" which will bring you closer to the male part of the mountain but either way it will not bring out that "mountaineer" in you. The best way to enjoy is to walk your way up and experience heart pounding, non stop sweating, and muscle cramping part of the hike so you could really feel that emotional moment when you arrive at the top. There are food stalls and souvenir shops at the top and you could dine in a 360 degree rotating restaurant which will give you a magnificent view of the Cities. After a power snack we then explored the male part of the mountain,it's a bit high and steep but the view was great after which we moved towards the female part of the mountain and there I was magnified and I was in awe with the view and every inch of pain in my body faded away. I will be back sometime soon.
Mt Tsukuba is great! I went to the shrine there on 'hatsumode' and it was beautiful. Not to mention you can see pretty far into Tokyo on a clear day :)
yup it was breathtaking @Kasajizo
Oh maybe I will take the time to go out there! Seems beautiful
yes a must try :) @edthethe