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Tsukuba -
The City of Science, Nature and Great Food


Tsukuba - What Kind of Place Is It?

Tsukuba, located in Ibaraki Prefecture, is a city known for its many research facilities.
Tsukuba Station can be easily reached by highway bus from Tokyo Station in about 70 minutes, from Haneda Airport in about 110 minutes, from Narita Airport in about 55 minutes, and from Ibaraki Airport in about 60 minutes.
However, it's not all about science in Tsukuba. Visitors to the city will be thrilled by the delicious cuisine made with local ingredients. Blessed with a rich natural environment, Tsukuba is also a great place to enjoy hiking and outdoor activities in the forest.


Recommended Itinerary

Easy Access From Akihabara! Enjoy Science In Tsukuba Via 500 Yen Bus

Tsukuba, Ibaraki is just 45 minutes from Akihabara, Tokyo via train. In this high-tech city, discover JAXA’s Tsukuba Space Center, a popular ramen restaurant, and a spaceship-like cafe. Travel conveniently with the Tsukuba Science Tour Bus for 500 yen!


Mt. Tsukuba, Ibaraki: A 10-Minute Walk To Onsen, Outdoors, And Rice Crackers!

Ibaraki's Mt. Tsukuba is only 2 hours from Tokyo. In addition to hiking and fall leaves, visitors can enjoy outdoor activities, a day-trip onsen, and gourmet food using local rice. Today we introduce popular spots just 10 minutes by foot from Mt. Tsukuba!



Mount Tsukuba: Take A Day Trip From Tokyo To See Unforgettable Vistas!

Today we introduce Mount Tsukuba, ranked alongside Mount Fuji as one of Japan's great mountains. We recommend Mount Tsukuba's summit for those who'd like to enjoy Japan's rural nature and scenery, and for those interested in shrines and temples.


Scientific information

Tsukuba - Japan’s Creation Myths And Highest Technology In One Place!

Tsukuba is best known as Japan's "Science City" because of its many research facilities. But did you know that Mount Tsukuba has a deep connection to Japan's creation myths? This itinerary will allow you to explore both sides of Tsukuba in one day!