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Tsukuba East Map

Guide Map

AIST Tsukuba West Guide Map

Research Bases Address Telephone
AIST Tsukuba East 1-2-1 Namiki, Tsukuba 305-8564, Japan +81-29-861-7000

Access Guide

TRAIN

USING TSUKUBA EXPRESS (TX)

Take a train (rapid service, 45 min. or semi-rapid service, 52min.) from Akihabara Station and get off at Tsukuba Station (next to the Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal). Take exit A3 for public transportation or take exit A3 for AIST shuttle bus.

*From Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal, you can take public bus, taxi, or AIST shuttle bus.

1. Public bus
Take the Kanto Tetsudo bus going to “Arakawaoki Station (West Entrance) via Namiki” or “Ami Chuo Kominkan” from platform #4 at Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal. Get off at “Sansoken Tsukuba Higashi Jigyosho : Tsukuba Kennkyu Shien Center”. Walk 3 minutes to AIST Tsukuba East.
2. Taxi
Take a taxi at Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal.  It takes approximately 15 minutes and it costs about 1,500 yen.
*If you have any trouble communicating in Japanese with taxi drivers, please show them the Japanese sentence below.
産業技術総合研究所つくばセンター・つくば東までおねがいします。
(Please take me to the AIST Tsukuba East.)
3. AIST shuttle bus (operated on weekdays)
Take a free AIST shuttle bus from a platform for private buses. Several NIMS shuttle buses go to AIST Tsukuba Central via NIMS and AIST Tsukuba East. (From June, 2009) You may take the free NIMS buses at the same bus stop. Please note that not all buses stop at AIST Tsukuba East (see the timetable), and the shuttle buses are small vehicles and they may not be able to carry all visitors.
  > "Timetable of AIST Shuttle Bus"

USING JR JOBAN LINE

Take the train from Ueno (approximately 60 min.) and get off at Arakawaoki Station. Take the West exit.

1. Public bus
Take the Kanto Tetsudo bus going to “Tsukuba Daigaku Chuo” or “Tsukuba Center via Namiki” from platform #4 at Arakawaoki Station. Get off at “Sansoken Tsukuba Higashi Jigyosho : Tsukuba Kennkyu Shien Center”. Walk 5 minutes to AIST Tsukuba East.
2. Taxi
Take a taxi from Arakawaoki Station to AIST Tsukuba East. It takes approximately 15 minutes.

BUS

USING HIGHWAY BUSES

Take a highway bus (co-operated by JR and Kanto Tetsudo) going to “Tsukuba Center” or “Tsukuba Daigaku (University)” from JR Highway Bus Terminal at Tokyo Station. It will take approximately 65 minutes (depending on traffic conditions) and it costs 1,150 yen for a one-way ticket. Get off at “Namiki 1-chome (namiki i'-chomé)” and walk 5 minutes to AIST Tsukuba East.

> For further details : “How to get to the AIST Tsukuba from Tokyo Station by Highway Bus”

USING AIRPORT BUSES

  • Haneda Airport – Tsukuba Center (bus terminal) : Costs 1,800 yen one way, takes approximately 120 minutes
  • Narita Airport – Tsukuba Center (bus terminal) : Costs 2,540 yen one way, takes approximately 120 minutes
  • Ibaraki Airport – Tsukuba Center (bus terminal) : Costs 1,000 yen one way, takes approximately 60 minutes

> For further details : "How to get to the AIST Tsukuba from Narita International Airport”

CAR

USING JOBAN EXPRESSWAY

Take the Joban Expressway to “Sakura Tsuchiura” exit. Go left towards Tsukuba. At the second intersection (called “Sasagi”), turn right. At the fourth intersection (called “Namiki i'-chomé”), turn right.


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