From your apartment in Yuki-shi, you can head to the peaceful Kanakubo Sports Park for fun activities. If you are feeling more adventurous, take a day trip to Mt. Tsukuba, which is within the Ibaraki Prefecture. Go by car or take one of the many shuttle buses from nearby train stations, to bring you there.
Trek, hike or revel in its seasonal beauty. Its colors of nature during autumn are simply stunning so be sure to pack a camera with you. Legend has it that the mountain's two peaks were lovers and some visited to send their prayers as they seek a soulmate.
For inquisitive minds, visit the Yuki City Gallery of Traditional Arts & Crafts for an educational experience. Observe the centuries-old method of silk-making, which was recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Stop by their Yuki Information & Communication Center to bring home some lovely silk products.