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Tsukuba Center
Chubu Center

Tsukuba Center

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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 “Namiki 2-chome (namiki nì-chomé)” . Walk 3 minutes to AIST Tsukuba Central.

  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.
    (Please take me to the AIST Tsukuba Central.)

  3. AIST shuttle bus (operated on weekdays)
    Take a free AIST shuttle bus from a platform for private buses. It stops at AIST Tsukuba West or East before AIST Tsukuba Central.Please note that the shuttle buses are small vehicles and they may not be able to carry all visitors.

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 “Namiki 2-chome (namiki nì-chomé)”. Walk for approximately 3 minutes to AIST Tsukuba Central.

  2. Taxi
    Take a taxi from Arakawaoki Station to AIST Tsukuba Central. It takes approximately 15 minutes.

BUS

USING HIGHWAY BUSES

Take a highway bus (co-operated by JR and Kanto Testudo) 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 1,180 yen for a one-way ticket. Get off at “Namiki 2-chome (namiki nì-chomé)” and walk 3 minutes to AIST Tsukuba Central.

USING AIRPORT BUSES

■Haneda Airport – Tsukuba Center (bus terminal) : Costs 1,850 yen one way, takes approximately 120 minutes
■Narita Airport – Tsukuba Center (bus terminal) : Costs 2,600 yen one way, takes approximately 120 minutes
■Ibaraki Airport – Tsukuba Center (bus terminal) : Costs 1,030 yen one way, takes approximately 60 minutes

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 third intersection (called “Namiki Nì-chomé”), turn left.

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Chubu Center

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Traffic Guide

Public Transportation

  1. In case of getting on JR Chuo Line from JR Nagoya Station.
    1) Get off at Ozone Station. transfer to Yutorito Line (or Guideway Bus) which will pass Shidami Sports Land Station. for Nakashidami Station. get off at Shidami Science Park Station. then by walking to AIST Chubu 1min.
    2) Get off at Kozoji Stn, then by Taxi to AIST Chubu 15min.

  2. In case of getting on Subway from JR Nagoya Station.
    Transfer to subway Higashiyama Subway Line, get off at Fujigaoka Station. transfer to the Fujigaoka 12 system city bus for Nakashidami Station. get off at Shidami Science Park bus stop, then by walking to AIST Chubu 1min.