Tsukuba Space Center, Tsukuba

Cosmonauts-at-heart will enjoy exploring the base of the Japan's space-faring operations and research at Tsukuba Space Center. Take a tour of the facility, admiring the space station test building, and an exhibit hall featuring such vehicles as the H-II Transfer Vehicle, and a full-size mock-up of the KIBO module, currently in use on the International Space Station. Take a free guided tour to glean in-depth information regarding the activities being undertaken at the center. Put Tsukuba Space Center and other Tsukuba attractions into our Tsukuba day trip planning website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I don't think it's too much for space fans to see this much free of charge. If you're going to a long time, we recommend a tour of the reservation system for 70 minutes and 500 yen. However, please make a reservation as soon as possible because it will be filled quickly. The mark of the restroom is also wearing the space suit and is pretty♪
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  • Because it came to Tsukuba with great pains, it stopped by. Admission and parking are free of charge. Advance reservation is required, but there is also a tour for 500 yen. I gave up because I couldn't predict the arrival time this time, but I wanted to participate if I could. You can also see various things about the universe in the area that you can enter for free. Even if you are not interested in the universe, i think that you can enjoy even more if it is a certain person.
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  • Here you can have lots of spot to take picture. Especially the astronout costume. That's awesome! There are some vending machines for beverages around Jaxxa, so don't worry if you'll get thirsty. They also have small cafe that sell coffee and bakery. Beside this, you can find omiyage/souvenir shop. If you come in a group, they have common room/hall. The toilets are so clean. Overall, it'll give you fun and knowledge at the same time, especially for kids.
  • The exhibition centre is quite boring. The only main attraction will be the souvenir shops. There is guided tour but it costs you some Yen and plus it's in Japanese.
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