Hitachi Seaside Park and Mt. Tsukuba

2015 October 18 (Sunday)

Hitachinaka/Tsukuba, Ibaraki

An outdoor adventure for all ages!

See some gorgeous flowers (Pampas grass, Kochia, Cosmos and Hamagiku) in full bloom during the fall season at Hitachi Seaside Park.

Visit the two peaks of Mt. Tsukuba; one of Japan's 100 most famous mountains.

Relax in the onsen to finish the day (if time permits) on the way back to Tokyo.

Another great day exploring the Japanese outdoors during the fall season!

Trip Itinerary

Hitachi Seaside Park
  • Meet in Shinjuku at 7am
  • Get on the bus
  • Catch up on your sleep, or chat with other members and get excited
  • Short stop for breakfast on the way
  • Arrive at Tsutsujigaoka ropeway station around 9:30am
  • Hike (90mins) or take the ropeway up to the peak of Nyotai-san (one of the two peaks of Mt. Tsukuba)
  • Hike/trek to the peak of Nantai-san (the other peak of Mt. Tsukuba)
  • Picnic lunch (not provided)
  • Hike or take the ropeway back down Tsutsujigaoka ropeway station
  • Get on the bus at 12:30pm
  • Arrive at Hitachi Seaside Park around 2pm
  • Walk around the park and enjoy looking at gorgeous flowers
  • Get on the bus at 4pm
  • Stop for a quick onsen dip on the way back (if time permits)
  • Arrive back in Shinjuku around 8:30pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Hitachi Seaside Park

Price includes;

  • Round-trip private bus transportation
  • Entrance fee to Hitachi Seaside Park
  • Fun and cute (English and Japanese speaking) walk guides
  • Travel insurance
  • 8% consumption tax
  • Chance to meet a lot of people and make new friends

Extras;

  • Tsukuba Cable Car (620yen One-way | 1,100yen Return) *If you don't like hiking
  • Onsen (1,000yen) *Include towels

Discounts;

  • Birthday on Oct 18 (3,000yen)
  • Early-bird (500yen) *Pay before 3pm on Sep 18
  • Group of 4 or more (500yen/person) *Group leader required
  • Regular member (500yen) *Joined a TG trip 5 times or more
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Important notes

Mount Tsukuba
  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • You MUST have your own insurance (health, social, company, etc.) to be able join.
  • This event is ON rain or shine!
  • Pampas grass is in full bloom from early September to early October
  • Kochia (Kokia) is in full bloom from early to mid October
  • Cosmos is in full bloom from mid-September to late October
  • Hamagiku is in full bloom from early to late October
  • Hike is easy level (only 2hours in total) but you can take the ropeway if you think you're unfit, and only walk 30 minutes.
  • In case of bad weather, we can cut the time doing outdoors (walking/hiking) and spend more time in the onsen.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

What to wear/bring

  • Clothes appropriate for walking and weather
  • Trekking or sports shoes
  • Comfortable socks
  • Spare clothes
  • Small backpack
  • Rain coat (in case of bad weather)
  • Gloves
  • Small towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Picnic lunch
  • Mineral water or sports drin
  • Book (to read on the bus)
  • Music player
  • Camera
  • Cellphone
  • Cash

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