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Access to MANA

MANA is located at NAMIKI Site, one of three districts of NIMS (National Institute for Materials Science).

Adress
International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA)
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
1-1 Namiki Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 JAPAN

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NAMIKI Site
1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044 JAPAN
TEL. +81-29-860-4610


SENGEN Site
1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0047 JAPAN
TEL. +81-29-859-2000


SAKURA Site
3-13 Sakura Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0005 JAPAN
TEL. +81-29-863-5570



Access To MANA





Access from an Airport

Airport Liner NATT'S:
* People who wish to go to Narita Airport by NATT'S must reserve seats at least 3 days prior to the departure date.

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, bus stop #10 at terminal 2 and bus stop #8 at terminal 3. 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). The fare is 2,600 yen per person for one way. Please note that no credit cards are acceptable for the ticket purchase. Get off at “Tsukuba Center”. Then to get MANA (Namik site of NIMS), NIMS Shuttle Bus and Kanto-railway bus are available. For detailed information, please check the guide of NIMS shuttle bus and Kanto-railway bus below.
»NATT'S Timetable


NIMS Shuttle Bus
Take the NIMS Shuttle Bus at "Bus stop #B" to get MANA (Namik site of NIMS). For detailed information, please check the guide of NIMS shuttle bus website.

Kanto-railway bus
Take an Arakawaoki-bound local bus at the bus stop #4. Get off at "Bushitsu Kenkyujo mae". (7 minutes ride and 1 minute walk)
»Bus Timetable (Kanto-railway's website; Japanese version only)



Airport Shuttle Bus:

The best way to get to Tsukuba from Haneda Airport is to take a shuttle bus service. The fare is 1,850 yen per person for one way. There are 24 bus services/day coming and going to the airport. The buses depart from the bus stop #13 on the 1F (arrival level) at both terminal 1 and 2. From International Passenger terminal, the buses depart from bus stop #6. It takes approximately 110 minutes to Tsukuba center (depends on traffic). Get off at “Namiki 1-chome”.
»Shuttle Bus time table


Access by train

From Akihabara Sta.

Tsukuba Express:
Metropolitan Intercity Railway Co. operates Tsukuba Express (TX) line which connects Akihabara in central Tokyo and Tsukuba in 45 minutes. The fare is 1,190 yen. After get off at Tsukuba station (last stop) to get MANA (Namik site of NIMS), NIMS Shuttle Bus and Kanto-railway bus are available. For detailed information, please check the guide of NIMS shuttle bus and Kanto-railway bus below.

NIMS Shuttle Bus
Take the NIMS Shuttle Bus at "Bus stop #B" to get MANA (Namik site of NIMS). For detailed information, please check the guide of NIMS shuttle bus website.

Kanto-railway bus
Get out to the Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal from the station through Exit #A4. Take an Arakawaoki-bound local bus at the bus stop #4. Get off at "Bushitsu Kenkyujo mae". (7 minutes ride and 1 minute walk)
»Bus Timetable (Kanto-railway's website; Japanese version only)


JR Joban Line:

From Arakawaoki Sta.

JR Joban line which connects Ueno in central Tokyo and Tsuchiura (Arakawaoki Sta.). The fare is 970 yen. Then get off at JR “Arakawaoki” station to take Kanto-railway bus for MANA (Namiki Site). For detailed information, please check the guide of Kanto-railway bus below.

Kanto-railway bus:

JR Joban line which connects Ueno in central Tokyo and Tsuchiura (Arakawaoki Sta.). The fare is 970 yen. Then get off at JR “Arakawaoki” station to take Kanto-railway bus for MANA (Namiki Site). For detailed information, please check the guide of Kanto-railway bus below.
Bus Timetable (Kanto-railway's website; Japanese version only)

By Highway Bus

From Tokyo Sta.

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 “Namiki 1-chome”.
Bus Timetable (JR Bus Kanto website: Japanese version only)

From Haneda Airport

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). Take a bus, then get off at “Namiki 1-chome (icchome)”.

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, and get off at “Tsukuba Center” adjacent to Tsukuba Sta., Ten take a bus or Taxi (see "From Tsukuta Sta.") .

By Car

Highway
Take Joban highway to “Sakura Tsuchiura” exit, take a lane to Tsukuba direction, proceed to the second traffic light (Sasagi), intersection of Route 354 and "Higashi o-dori" street; turn right onto "Higashi o-dori" street; continue on this street for a while. Turn right at the 5th traffic light (Sengen2). (approximately 4 blocks ahead on your right, fornt of JAXA gate)

NEW PROCEDURES FOR ENTERING 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.