“Visit in March to see the plums”
The flowers in the mountain are beautiful to see. Red plum are in full bloom this time of year, and white plum are apparently in half bloom. I walk through sweet plum groves and fresh smelling flowers, before arriving at Lookout Point Arumaya; a small mountain hut that looks as though it was stolen from a Children’s fairy tale.
I stand gazing in the direction of Mount Fuji, 155.6 km away, and visible on a clear day. Today is such a day, but for whatever reason, the mountain remains invisible, as always; forever shrouded by the white layer of clouds that blend into the distant horizon.
From Mount Tsukuba, I enjoy clean air and great scenic views, and it is nice to be free from skyscrapers and city. The plums viewing is worth the journey alone, which is actually quite a short one from the center of Tokyo.
Multiple hiking courses to satisfy a wide variety of visitors, from beginners to advanced hikers