Cosmonauts-at-heart will enjoy exploring the base of the Japan's space-faring operations and research at Tsukuba Space Center. Take a tour of the facility, admiring the space station test building, and an exhibit hall featuring such vehicles as the H-II Transfer Vehicle, and a full-size mock-up of the KIBO module, currently in use on the International Space Station. Take a free guided tour to glean in-depth information regarding the activities being undertaken at the center. Put Tsukuba Space Center and other Tsukuba attractions into our Tsukuba day trip planning website, and watch your holiday take shape.
Tsukuba Space Center reviews
One of the best spots to visit in Tsukuba. This is a museum on the site of JAXA (the Japanese equivalent of NASA). There is a lot to learn here. There is a decent cafe and a nice gift shop, too. more »
The space centre has free entry and is just a short bus ride away from the central bus station in Tskuba. There is a mobile app guide for English but we did not bother. There are signs in English... more »
Here you can have lots of spot to take picture. Especially the astronout costume. That's awesome! There are some vending machines for beverages around Jaxxa, so don't worry if you'll get thirsty. They also have small cafe that sell coffee and bakery. Beside this, you can find omiyage/souvenir shop. If you come in a group, they have common room/hall. The toilets are so clean. Overall, it'll give you fun and knowledge at the same time, especially for kids.
The exhibition centre is quite boring. The only main attraction will be the souvenir shops. There is guided tour but it costs you some Yen and plus it's in Japanese.
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