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Tsukuba Space Center

2-1-1 Sengen, Tsukuba 305-8505, Ibaraki Prefecture
+81 29-868-5000
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Heat chance to “touch” space and the history behind it all

Great place to visit. Free!! Guided tour (in Japanese). The guide was thorough, answered questions... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Free car parking and free entrance. Lots of interaction for children plenty of informative display... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Sandy B
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2-1-1 Sengen, Tsukuba 305-8505, Ibaraki Prefecture
+81 29-868-5000
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Free!! Guided tour (in Japanese). The guide was thorough, answered questions and while the pace was a bit fast, I think he used words for a foreigner like myself to make the information accessible. Weather was also beautiful (fall) that day....More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Free car parking and free entrance. Lots of interaction for children plenty of informative display cards . We went independently but there are lots of organise tours. Anyone interested in any thing to do with space this is a must . Nice coffee shop plenty...More

Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This seems so out of place but i feel compelled to visit every time I return to Tsukuba. A model space rocket in the middle of the city and an exhibition centre to boot. Much imagination required as there is little interactivity but very stimulating...More

Thank Roving_Bill
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Perhaps I went with two young kids, they didn't feel exciting. I love space and rockets so I enjoyed my visit. However my kids loved the chop collection activity which they had to find and collect chops from different exhibition hall. It's a place worth...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I though the exhibition was good as it has lot of different and life size satellites and replica of the Japanese section of the ISS. However, we were bit disappointed by the fact that interactivity was nearly zero. Best museuums nowadays have more interactivity to...More

Thank Xymyz
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Showcasing the history of Japanese Space History that started with pencil rocket measuring 23cm in 1955. There's a small souvenir shop next to the exhibition hall.

Thank Tsogoolyr
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Most of the day was spent waiting for video presentations to start, or getting on and off mini buses. For a very brief (3 minutes) the curtains are opened and we could see the group which is actually running the operations of satellites and the...More

Thank japanmike
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Cool to see the stuff that goes into space but besides that, not much to do here, if you wanna see please do, youu'll probably be done in 20 minutes :)

Thank Keller C
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Been there last week: it is impressive if you're a fan of space/cosmos. The space dome holds some satellites copy at 1:1 scale. The Kibo module from ISS is also quite impressive. The tour to Kibo flight control room was the most exciting part. You...More

Thank Tsouhinho
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I've visited TSKC nearly every year for the last 15 years for work. They've evolved their exhibits and public viewing areas over the years. Consolidation of many of their artifacts has resulted in an impressive display of Japanese space technology and progress. This is also...More

Thank Mike U
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