2 days in Tsukuba & Inawashiro-machi Itinerary

2 days in Tsukuba & Inawashiro-machi Itinerary

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Tsukuba
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Inawashiro-machi
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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.
On the 15th (Fri), engage your brain at Tsukuba Space Center, get to know the fascinating history of Oda Castle Remains, make a trip to Tsukubasan Shrine, soak in some Japanese tradition at Tsukubasan Onsenkyo, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tsukuba, and finally walk around Tsukuba City Hanabatake Neighborhood Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tsukuba trip builder app.

Tokyo to Tsukuba is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Tokyo in January, you will find days in Tsukuba are a bit cooler (7°C), and nights are a bit warmer (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inawashiro-machi.

Things to do in Tsukuba

Parks · Childrens Museums · Spas · Museums

Inawashiro-machi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): walk around Showa no Mori, fly down the slopes at Inawashiro Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Hanitsu Shrine, then take an in-depth tour of Noguchi Hideyo Memorial, and finally explore the activities along Kannonji River.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Inawashiro-machi trip app.

You can drive from Tsukuba to Inawashiro-machi in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Tsukuba in January, things will get slightly colder in Inawashiro-machi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inawashiro-machi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors