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Tsukuba

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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. Tsukuba is in Ibaraki Prefecture. Put Tsukuba at the heart of your travel plans by using our Japan trip planner.
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Where to stay in Tsukuba

With modern complexes serving the city's science conferences and visitors, Tsukuba has a fair share of places to stay. Hospitable, well-equipped, Western-style hotels surround the train station and major museums; choose from budget to business hotel and make the most of the convenient access to the city's science attractions. If looking for something a bit different during your Tsukuba holiday, head to one of the hot spring onsen lodgings farther north of the city, toward Mount Tsukuba.
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