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Up Mount Tsukuba – Ibaraki

Posted in Nature, Places by tokyobling on December 2, 2014

There is an interesting story about Mount Tsukuba, to the north of Tokyo in Ibaraki prefecture. In the old days a diety descended to Earth and asked two mountains if he could spend the night on them. One of the mountains, a proud and perfect Mount Fuji, refused, while the other, a humble Mount Tsukuba accepted the visitor and provided food and water and shelter. Even to this day Mount Fuji is barren and cold like a moonscape whereas Mount Tsukuba is lush and rich in forest, springs and animals.

Driving up to the twin peaked Mount Tsukuba on a glorious autumn day you can almost sense the truth of this story. It is said that the two Gods that gave birth to the Japanese people are enshrined here, Izanagi-No-Mikoto on the top peak, and Izanami-No-Mikoto on the other peak.

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