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Tsukuba Cultural Foundatation March 2006: Event Hiking To Mount Tsukuba

Author: Tsukuba Cultural Foundation, Issue: February 2006, Topic: Events, Location: Tsukuba City

Experience traditional Japanese Culture while enjoying an international exchange on a one-day tour "Hiking from JR Station" program sponsored by the Tsukuba Cultural Foundation. This tour is back by popular demand for the thirteenth time this year.

The Tsukuba Cultural Foundation is planning a bus tour to promote a deeper understanding of traditional Japanese culture. Participants will hike to beautiful Mount Tsukuba, eat some Japanese snacks at small cafes along the route, and meet countryside residents who will tell you about the Hirasawa Kanga remains. (These are ruins of Tsukuba government buildings built over 1000 years ago.) Then go to Fumon Temple (a beautiful Japanese-style temple), and see the lovely Kangori town view. We will then go to Mt. Tsukuba Temple, visit the Plum Tree Park, and finally go back to Tsukuba Station.There will be ample opportunity for international exchange and to refresh yourself. Please join us and enjoy a nice day!

  • Date and Time: March 4 (Sat.) 8:45 to 17:00 [The tour will go ahead even if it rains.]
  • Meeting Place: Next to the police box by TX Tsukuba Station at 8:45am (Please use public transport. If you drive to the meeting point, please park in toll parking near the point.
  • Capacity: Non-Japanese 25, Japanese 20 (First come first served)
  • Fee: 2,500 yen (without lunch, but there will be some special samples of Japanese foods and gifts along the route), please pay on the day of the tour.
  • Please note that there will not be any cancellations. (You must pay even if you cannot go.) You also cannot call and cancel after registration.

How to Register: Call the Tsukuba Cultural Foundation on 856-7007 starting from February 15th, 9:00 a. m.


  • 8:45 Meet next to the police box by TX Tsukuba Station (Please use public transport. If you drive to the meeting point, please park in toll parking near the point.)
  • 9:00 Departure

Hiking Course

  • 9:40
    1. Tsukuba Branch of the City Office -(10 min.)->
    2. Hojyo Shopping Street -(3 min.)->
    3. Tsukuba Street -(18 min.)->
    4. Hojyo Pond -(4 min.)->
    5. Hirasawa Kanga Remains -(30 min.)->
    6. Humon Temple and Kangori Old Street view -(60 min.)->
    7. Mt. Tsukuba Temple -(25 min.)->
    8. Mt. Tsukuba Plum Tree Park -(30 min.)->
    9. Mt. Tsukuba Sightseeing Information
  • 16:00 Departure
  • 17:00 Arrive at TX Tsukuba Station


  • There will be some cafe points and ready for Japanese food and present.
  • This is a hiking tour so please wear walking shoes.

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