About Yasuragi-no-Mori Asahi Pass Observation Park
Located along the Tsukuba Purple Line, this park has been selected as one of the 100 best sightseeing spots in Ibaraki. From the observatory, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the Kanto Plain, and on clear days, Mount Fuji and the Shinjuku subcenter can be seen in the distance. Fuji and the Shinjuku subcenter can be seen in the distance on clear days. Sky sports are also popular, and colorful paragliders can be seen floating leisurely in the sky. They offer a panoramic view of Kasumigaura, Tsuchiura City, and Ishioka City nearby, as well as the buildings of Shinjuku and Mt. Fuji (depending on the weather). Because of the beauty of the view, it has been selected as one of the 100 best sightseeing spots in Ibaraki.
For other information, please visit the Tsuchiura City website.
How to get there
It is close to Tsuchiura and downtown Tsukuba, and relatively easy to reach even from the city center.
Tsuchiura-shi, Ibaraki 300-4108
1291-14 Ono, Tsuchiura-shi, Ibaraki
Required time from nearest IC and major cities
20 minutes from Tsuchiura Kita IC on Joban Expressway
From Tsukuba City
Approx. 30 min. from Tsukuba Station by underpass
From Tsuchiura City
About 30 minutes from Tsuchiura Station by expressway
Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes from Tokyo Station via Metropolitan Expressway and Joban Expressway.
Asahi Touge Observation Park is a superb spot with a panoramic view of southern Ibaraki Prefecture nearby and Shinjuku and Mt.Fuji.
The park has a grassy lawn, pavilions, and benches where you can relax and enjoy the view.
It takes about 30 minutes from Tsukuba City and Tsuchiura City. It takes about 30 minutes from Tsukuba City and Tsuchiura City, and about an hour from Tokyo, making it easily accessible from the Tokyo metropolitan area.
It takes about 10 minutes from the parking lot to the top of the park, a 40-meter climb.