Access Information


By Car

Take the Joban Expressway “Sakura-Tsuchiura IC” exit and drive north about 8km.
Free parking available. (120 automobile parking spaces.)

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By train and bus

From Tokyo >> Tsukuba Station (Tsukuba Center)
Tsukuba Express <train>

Akihabara Station to Tsukuba Station (c.45 min.)

JR Joban Line and bus <train>
  1. Ueno Station to Hitachino-Ushiku Station, or Arakawaoki Station, or Tsuchiura Station.
  2. Transfer to JR bus bound for Tsukuba Center or Kanto Railway bus bound for University of Tsukuba Central. Alight at Tsukuba Center. (>> Bus)
Express Bus
  • Tokyo Station Yaesu-minami (Yaesu South) Exit to Tsukuba Center. (>> Bus)
  • Haneda Airport >> alight at Tsukuba Center (>> Bus)


Tsukuba Station (Tsukuba Center) >> Tsukuba Botanical Garden
Tsukuba Station (Tsukuba Center) >> Tsukuba Botanical Garden Map
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A bus leaves from the Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal, adjoining Tsukuba Station, as follows:

  • Tsuku-Bus (North: Hokubu Shuttle)(Bus stop No. 3) >> alight at Tsukuba Botanical Garden (5 min.) >> 3 min. walk.
  • Techno-Park Oho Route(Bus stop No.5) >> alight at Tsukuba Botanical Garden (c.5 min.) >> 3min. walk
  • Tsukuba University Circle Line (counter-clockwise) (Bus stop No. 6) >> alight at Amakubo 2-chome (6min.) >> 10min. walk.
  • Tsukuba Science Tour Bus (runs only Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays.) North Route >> arrival at Tsukuba Botanical Gardens.
  • A taxi from the Tsukuba Center to the Tsukuba Botanical Garden takes about 5 minutes (c.3 km)
  • Bicycles can be hired from Tsukuba Station.
    *See the Tsukuba City website for details of bicycle hire.
  • Apply for a rental bicycle at the Tsukuba City Tourist Information Center (BiVi Tsukuba 1F , 1-8-10 , Azuma , Tsukuba city)
  • ID required when applying.
    Inquiries: Tsukuba City Tourist Information Center. Tel. 029-879-5298