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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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Nature in Tsukuba

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