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Tsukuba has a history dating back 1,000 years and a wealth of natural features, including Mt. Tsukuba, which is situated within Suigo-Tsukuba Quasi-National Park. It is also Japan’s largest “science city,” where 18,000 researchers conduct cutting-edge research at around 300 institutes. In addition, foreign residents from over 120 different countries give the city a decidedly international flair. The city has served as the stage for many international conferences, including the World Lake Conference in October 2018 and G20 Ibaraki-Tsukuba Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy in June 2019. Tsukuba International Congress Center and other convention facilities in the city are well equipped to host international conferences, conventions, corporate training and other special events. Tsukuba is also perfectly positioned for outstanding access, taking only 45 minutes from Tokyo on the Tsukuba Express (TX) rapid train and 55 minutes from Narita International Airport by highway express bus.


Narita International Airport→Tsukuba Center:Minimum 55 min. by highway express bus
Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)→Tsukuba Center:120 min. by highway express bus
Ibaraki Airport→Tsukuba Center:60 min. by highway express bus
Akihabara Station→Tsukuba Station:45 min. by train (Tsukuba Express)
JR Tsuchiura Station→Tsukuba Center:23 min. by local bus
Tokyo Station (Yaesu South Exit)→Tsukuba Center:65 min. by highway express bus (Tsukuba-go)

Venues overview

  Facility Rooms
Hotel 20 1,975
Ryokan 9 268
Total 29 2,243


Tsukuba Tourist and Convention Association

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Attraction: Koto Performance
Attraction: Koto Performance
Hands-on Experience with Japanese Culture:Japanese Tea Ceremony
Hands-on Experience with Japanese Culture:Japanese Tea Ceremony
  • A “Science Tour” of the many research facilities in Tsukuba is an optimal after-convention attraction. TTCA provides information about flower arrangement, Japanese tea ceremony, kimono dressing, calligraphy writing and other hands-on experiences with Japanese culture for persons accompanying international conference participants. TTCA arranges Japanese taiko drum and koto performances as well as street hawker performances for banquets and the like.

Support Programs for Convention

Support for bidding process
Category Type of Support Availability Languages
Site inspection Arranging an inspection trip for site selection English
Support for hosting/preparation
Category Type of Support Availability Languages
PR Support for encouraging participation in the event
Supporting other PR activities
Conference and event preparation Providing information on PCOs, travel agencies and event management companies
Providing information on reception venues (including unique venues)
Providing information on related programs (local attractions, traditional performing arts, post-convention programs, sightseeing and hands-on experiences with Japanese culture for persons accompanying conference participants)
Providing tourism information
Requesting nominal support
Coordinating with relevant organizations
Conference and event operation Arranging reception venues (including unique venues)
Arranging volunteers English, Chinese, German, French
Setting up an information desk
Providing maps/guidebooks for participants
Arranging shuttle buses
Providing convention bags
Hospitality Welcome posters and digital signage
Welcome message by the head of the local government English
Providing discount tickets to tourist facilities
Providing discounts on public transportation
Dispatching tourism ambassadors
Related programs Making arrangements for attractions and traditional performing arts
Making arrangements for post-convention programs English, Chinese
Making arrangements for sightseeing and hands-on experiences of Japanese culture for persons accompanying conference participants English, Chinese
Arranging tour interpreters and guides English, Chinese

Support Programs for Incentive Travel

Support for Promoting Incentive Travel
Type of Support Availability
Site inspection support (provision of accommodation, food, tourist activities) -
Creation of draft proposals, providing information
Support During Incentive Travel
Type of Support Availability
Airport transfer services -
Welcome banners -
Chartered transport (e.g. coaches)
Prepaid cards for public transport -
Venues (MICE facilities, unique venues)
Event management services -
Recruiting volunteers to assist at events -
Excursions, technical visits etc.
Attractions, entertainment etc.
Experience programs
Local cuisine, traditional cuisine
Greeting at airport or station -
Greeting or welcome letter from local government head
Travel brochures
Discount coupons -
Giveaways -