Mt. Tsukuba is the second most famous mountain in Japan after Mt. Fuji! It has an amazingly beautiful view, yet it is not that difficult to climb. It’s 877 meters in height and is very popular due to its relatively easy climb. It takes around one to two hours to get to the top and there is an extremely easy course for families. There are two different peaks at the top of the mountain known as Mt. Nantai-san and Mt. Nyotai-san. You can easily climb both on the same day or ride the ropeway or cable car that also accesses them. From Tokyo, it takes around one hour on the Tsukuba Express to reach the trailheads.
(Source: Japan Travel by NAVITIME)