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Sakura-site
3-13 Sakura, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0003 JAPAN
TEL. +81-29-863-5570
FAX. +81-29-863-5571
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By Train

Tsukuba Express (TX)
Get out of the station through Exit #A3. Take the Tsukuba-City Bus which is called "Oda-shuttle, Tsuku-Bus" and get off at the "Harukazedai".
Oda shuttle, Tsuku-Bus:
Get out to the Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal from the station through Exit #A4. Take the "Oda-shuttle, Tsuku-bus" at bus terminal. For detailed information, please check the guide of NIMS shuttle bus.
NIMS shuttle bus:
Get out of the station through Exit #A3. Take the NIMS shuttle bus at "Bus stop #B". For detailed information, please check the guide of NIMS shuttle bus.
JR Arakawaoki Station
Get off at JR “Arakawaoki” station and take a Tsukuba Center bound local bus (Kanto Railway: #20, 21A or 26) at the West exit. Get off at the terminal “Tsukuba Center”. Take the Tsukuba-City bus which is called "Oda-shuttle, Tsuku-Bus" and get off at the "Harukazedai".

By Car

Highway
Take Joban highway to “Sakura Tsuchiura” exit, take a lane to Tsukuba direction, proceed to the second traffic light, intersection of Route 354 and "Higashi o-dori" street; turn right onto "Higashi o-dori" street; continue on this street for a while. Proceed to "Hiratsuka" street, intersection of "Higashi o-dori" street and "Hiratsuka" street, turn right onto "Hiratsuka" street. (Sakura site is located in approximately 1 block ahead from the intersection with seven-eleven)

By Highway Bus

From Tokyo
Japan Railway Co.(JR) and Kanto Railway Co. operate shuttle bus services between Tokyo and Tsukuba. The busses leave from Tokyo station "YAESU-south exit" (bus stop #3) every 10 to 20 minutes. It takes about 90 minutes to Tsukuba depending on the traffic. Tickets are available at a ticket booth in Highway bus center, which is located in YAESU-south exit. Take a bus, then get off at the terminal “Tsukuba Center”. Take the Tsukuba-City bus which is called "Oda-shuttle, Tsuku-Bus" and get off at the "Harukazedai".
From Haneda Airaport
The best way to get to Tsukuba from Haneda Airport is to take a shuttle bus service. There are 24 bus services/day coming and going to the airport. The buses leave from the bus stop #13 on the 1F (arrival level). It takes approximately 110 minutes to Tsukuba center (depends on traffic). Then take the Tsukuba-City bus which is called "Oda-shuttle, Tsuku-Bus" and get off at the "Harukazedai".
From Narita Airport
The easiest way to get to Tsukuba is to take the Airport Liner NATT'S, a shuttle bus service. It departs from bus stop #8 at terminal 1 and bus stop #10 at terminal 2. Tickets are available at Keisei counter, which is located on the 1st floor of each terminal. It takes approximately 100 minutes to Tsukuba center (depends on traffic). Take a bus, then get off at “Tsukuba Center”, then 15 minute-walk or take an Arakawaoki-bound local bus at the bus stop #4. Get off at the terminal “Tsukuba Center”. Then take the Tsukuba-City bus which is called "Oda-shuttle, Tsuku-Bus" and get off at the "Harukazedai".

THE PROCEDURES TO ENTER NIMS CAMPUS

  1. Beforehand please download Visitor Registration Form 1, and fill in the form where double lined.
  2. Please print it out and bring it to the Guard Office when visiting NIMS.
    Form 1 is also available at the Guard Office.
  3. Please show your ID (e.g. driver's license, passport, etc. ) at the Guard Office.
    In principle, you cannot enter NIMS without showing your ID.
  4. The Guards will check your Visitor Registration Form 1 and they will give you a Visitor Card.
    (and a Parking Permit to those who come by vehicle)
  5. Please return the visitor card (and the Parking Permit) to the Guard Office or put it in the box for returning the Visitor Card at the entrance of the central building when leaving NIMS.

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, JAPAN
TEL.+81-(0)-29-859-2000
FAX.+81-(0)-29-859-2029