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Tsukuba, located in Ibaraki, is just 45 minutes by train from Tokyo’s Akihabara. Discover JAXA’s Tsukuba Space Center, a popular ramen restaurant, and a spaceship-like cafe by using the convenient Tsukuba Science Tour Bus for only 500 yen a day!
Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture is reachable in just 45 minutes by the Tsukuba Express from Akihabara, Tokyo. The city is known as Japan’s greatest science city, as it is home to several research institutes including the Tsukuba Expo Center, JAXA Tsukuba Space Center, the Science Museum of Map and Survey, and the Geological Museum.
If you want to travel around Tsukuba while saving on transportation fees, then we recommend using the Tsukuba Science Tour Bus. The bus only operates during weekends, national holidays, and summer vacation in Japan, but can be ridden an unlimited number of times for a day for 500 yen.
This time, we’ll travel around popular spots in Tsukuba using the Tsukuba Science Tour Bus!
The Tsukuba Science Tour Bus, which runs only during weekends, national holidays, and summer vacation in Japan, is a bus that circles six research and education centers.
There are two routes: the route of the North Loop Bus, which travels to the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan and Tsukuba Botanical Garden, and the route for the South Loop Bus, which includes the Tsukuba Expo Center, JAXA Tsukuba Space Center, and other spots.
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