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Tsukuba Space Center

Welcome to the history of Japan's space exploration. We are one of the facilities of JAXA, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Here you can learn about Japanese satellites, rockets, and space technologies in the exhibition hall, "Space Dome." With an advance reservation, the guides will take you on short tours to see and experience more special things; the isolation chamber in the astronaut training zone in the "Astronaut Course," the realtime "KIBO" module operations in the Flight Control Room in the "International Space Station Course," and the loud sound of rocket launch in the "Rocket Course."

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(C) JAXA

Access

Tsukuba Space Center
2-1-1 Sengen, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki

[Train] Take the Kantetsu Bus (bound for Arakawaoki station) from Tsukuba Station on the Tsukuba Express Line (1 hour from Akihabara Station) and get off at Busshitsu Kenkyujo; then 1-minute walk to Tsukuba Space Center.
[Car] Seven minutes from Sakura-Tsuchiura Interchange on the Joban Expressway (free parking available).

Admission

Admission fee Free for pavilions and guided facility tours (advanced registration required for guided facility tours)
Working days and hours Tuesday to Sunday between 10AM to 5PM (Reception hours: 9:30AM to 5PM)
Closings Monday and Year-end and New Year holidays (Dec. 29 to Jan. 3). Temporarily closed during the facility maintenance(irregularly) .
Except for natinal holidays and vacational seasons.
Time required for a tour 1 hour and 20 minutes
Language Japanese, English
Reservation Required
To register for guided facility tours, call the reception desk at 029-868-2023
Other conditions Please check the details and the schedule of each tour course at the website before making a reservation. You are required to present a valid ID to participate in the "International Space Station Course." Please note that pavilions do not require a reservation.
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(C) JAXA

Contact

Tel: 029-868-6265