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Tsukuba

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Mountains · Science Museums · Landmarks
Japan's Science City
Situated just north of the country's capital, Tsukuba holds an established reputation as a thriving center for science research and education, earning the title "Japan's Science City." Originally planned in the 1960s as a spillover city of Tokyo and leading center for science, today Tsukuba attracts budding scientists from across the globe, all keen to see its innovative space centers, expos, and museums. After glimpsing the future of science across the city's shuttle bus Tsukuba tours, head out into nature with a visit to the urban parks and surrounding Mount Tsukuba, dotted with onsens, hiking trails, and restaurants overlooking the city center. Whether you only want to go to Tsukuba, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly Japan itinerary planner.
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Popular things to do in Tsukuba

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Mountain
Mount Tsukuba
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Science Museum
Tsukuba Space Center
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
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Landmark
Tsukubasan Shrine
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Garden
Tsukuba Botanical Garden
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Tsukuba

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Garden
Ashikaga Flower Park Ashikaga
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple Narita
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Playground
Hitachi Seaside Park Hitachinaka
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Observation Deck
Narita International Airport Terminal 1 Narita
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Tsukuba

Landmark
Toyosato Yukari no Mori
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Science Museum
Geological Museum
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Science Museum
The Science Museum of Map and Survey
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
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Park
Doho Park
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Tsukuba

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Garden
Peony Garden Tokyo (Tsukuba Peony Garden)
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Park
Sorimachi no Mori Park
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Tsukuba City Ninomiya Park
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Park
Center Park
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

Kid-friendly things to do in Tsukuba

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Observatory
Tsukuba Expo Center
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Science Museum
Science Square TSUKUBA
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Zoo
Tsukuba Wanwan Land
2.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Theme Park
CYBERDYNE Studio
2.2
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Tsukuba

Religious Site
Chikatsu Shrine
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Walking Area
Oda Castle Remains
3.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Religious Site
Mt. Tsukubasan Chisokuin Chuzenji Omido
3.2
Duration: 1 hour

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