Tsukuba san end-of-year hike

Saturday December 9, 2023

Tsukuba san

Difficulty 2 Number of Days 1 Ibaraki


Dear hikers,

It has been a long tradition in TWMC that the last hike of the calendar year, also known as the end-of-year hike, is on Tsukuba-san. This year will be no exception and we will climb our very own Twin Peaks on Saturday December 9th, 2023.

The end-of-year party will follow at night at the completely made-over HS.
The Oilman Brothers band will be there with live music to liven up the event.
More details about the party will follow.

*Details of the hike

We will climb the north side of the mountain, starting from Tsukushiko.
Passing by the Yakuo-in temple, we will walk along quiet paths away from the crowds.
The walk is relatively easy, but more strenuous than the usual routes from the main shrine.
Walking time up and down will be approximately 4 hours (not including breaks).
We will probably be back in Tsuksuba around of before 16:00.
On the way down, there are quite a number of steps, so bring walking sticks if you don’t want to ruin your knees.

Meeting time: 8:30 a.m.
Meeting place: Car waiting area, Tsukuba bus terminal

*What to bring:

  • Boots / good walking shoes
  • Warm clothes, it can be chilly at the summit in December
  • Rain gear
  • Lunch and snacks to share (you can also buy lunch on the summit)
  • Water

If you would like to join, please send the following information:

  • Name and cell phone number
  • Can you offer your car? How many passengers can you take?

No club fee is being charged for this walk.
Please arrange with the drivers to cover the fee of gasoline etc.

COVID-19: Following the update of the government's guidelines on the 8th of May, the decision on whether to wear a facemask is left to the individual.

Disclaimer: There are risks associated with hiking in the mountains. All risks are accepted by individuals participating in the hike; TWMC and the organisers accept no responsibility for these risks: https://www.twmc.club/about-twmc/disclaimer

Hope to see you on December 9th,

Anja and Matt