Mount Tsukuba Plum Blossom Festival (Tsukuba City)
In the early Spring, more than 1000 plum trees burst into life on the slopes of Mount Tsukuba. The plum groves are located at an altitude of around 250m, offering panoramic views out over the Ibaraki countryside and even as far as Tokyo on clear days.
Mt.Tsukuba, Tsukuba City
Tsukuba Tourism and Convention Association
By train/bus: from Tsukuba Station on the Tsukuba Express Line, catch the Mount Tsukuba Shuttle Bus and get off at Mount Tsukuba Shrine.
By highway bus: from Tokyo Station, catch a highway bus bound for Tsukuba Centre and get off at Tsukuba Centre. From Tsukuba Centre, catch the Mount Tsukuba Shuttle Bus and get off at Mount Tsukuba Shrine.
By Car: from Tsuchiura-Kita IC on the Joban Expressway, 20km following signs for Shimotsuma/Mount Tsukuba or 24km via the Purple LIne/Route 125.
HOURSPlum blossom: mid-February - mid-March