Access to Tsukuba

Please refer to the following websites of University of Tsukuba for access to the Tsukuba Campus from Narita or Haneda Airport.


Transportation

Access to Conference Venue from Tsukuba Center

The venue recommends Tsukuba University Loop-line (route C10: Clockwise), which runs from Tsukuba Centre bus terminal No.6. Alternatively, you can also take route 10 / 20 / 30 toward the University Campus departing also from bus terminal No.6 (you can refer to a Bus route map). The closest bus stop to the venue is "Tsukuba Daigaku Nishi (Tsukuba University West site)". The bus journey from Tsukuba Centre to "Tsukuba Daigaku Nishi" is approximately 15 minutes (190 yen for one way). There are roughly six to ten bus services to the university in an hour depending on the time of day.


Bus terminal map and bulletin board of No. 6 platform.


Disembark at Tsukuba Daigaku Nishi.


Bus route map in the campus.

Buses in Tsukuba city accept cash or IC cards (PASMO or Suica) for payment, however, it is strongly recommended to use an IC card. The steps of how to use the IC card on the bus is as follows.

  • When getting on the bus, touch your IC card on the card reader beside the back door.
  • Press the stop button if you wish to get off at the next stop. After each stop, the name of the next stop is announced.
  • When getting off the bus, touch your IC card once again on the card readers beside the driver for payment.

PASMO and Suica are pre-paid IC cards which can be used for almost all train, Metro, and Bus lines as well as for payment in some shops. The cards are sold at ticket vending machines in train stations including Tsukuba Express station, Kantetsu Bus service center, Narita and Haneda airport station, and other JR or metro stations. For further information, see https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/suicamoney/?src=gnavi or https://www.pasmo.co.jp/en/.


Head to Institute of Health and Sport Sciences (5C Building) following the red line.


Travel from different cities / airports

TransportationDirections
Tsukuba Express (TX)
  • 45 minutes from Akihabara Station to Tsukuba Station by rapid train. After getting off at Tsukuba Station, you can take a bus.
Highway Express Bus from Tokyo Station
  • About 75 minutes from Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit by bus bound for "Tsukuba Daigaku"
Airport bus
  • Narita Airport (To Tsuchiura / Tsukuba: Airport bus (NATT'S) + bus)
    About 60 minutes from Narita Airport by bus bound for "Tsukuba Center". Take a bus at the bus stop at the Terminal 1, the Terminal 2, or the Terminal 3.
  • Haneda Airport (To Tsukuba Center: Airport bus + bus)
    About 120 minutes from Haneda Airport by bus bound for "Tsukuba Center". Take a bus at the bus stop No.6 in the International Terminal or at the bus stop No.13 in the Terminal 1 or 2.
  • Ibaraki Airport (To Tsukuba Center: Airport bus + bus)
    About 60 minutes from Ibaraki Airport by bus bound for "Tsukuba Center".
By car
  • Driving directions from Joban Expressway
    Access to the university by taking the Joban Expressway
    1. Drive to the Sakura Tsuchiura Interchange Exit, Turn left to Tsukuba Direction
    2. Turn right at "Sasagi" Intersection
    3. Drive further north on the Prefectural Highway 55 ("Higashi Odori")
    4. Turn left at the signal "Saiki" to "Kita Odori".
    5. Turn right at the second signal and go straight about 2km
  • Driving directions from Route 6
    Drive north on the Prefectural Highway 55 ("Higashi Odori")
    1. Go straight down "Sasagi" Intersection
    2. Turn left at the signal "Saiki" to "Kita Odori".
    3. Turn right at the second signal and go straight about 2km
  • Parking lot
    Parking for visitors is permitted only at the parking lot located west side of the Conference site (refer to the Map). Ask the staff of the Conference for more information!