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Tsukuba Space Center

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Very cool free experience

You do need a car to get here, but it's well worth it if you have any interest in space. It's free... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
Krystal B
Free space museum

A space museum connecting to the JAXA facility in Tsukuba, which is free to enter and has many... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2017
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2-1-1 Sengen, Tsukuba 305-8505, Ibaraki Prefecture
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

It's a free entry site to visit with a massive hall filled with Japanese space technology and history of its space exploration. It's all in Japanese and if you time, then just pop by for less than an hour to explore. That would suffice.

Thank BertSG
Reviewed May 29, 2018

You do need a car to get here, but it's well worth it if you have any interest in space. It's free to explore the place - they have life-size satellites and rockets, and even an astronaut suit you can put your head in for...More

Thank Krystal B
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

The visitor center and gift shop are very interesting, well done, and worth the visit. The rocket out front is awesome. Great photo shoot.

Thank Amy S
Reviewed December 11, 2017

A space museum connecting to the JAXA facility in Tsukuba, which is free to enter and has many interesting exhibits of satellites and rockets. I couldn't see very much English explanation. Most exhibits are inside one large hangar, but there's also a gift shop in...More

2  Thank KlapauciusJapan
Reviewed November 18, 2017 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

Thank Connector648513
Reviewed October 22, 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

1  Thank Sandy B
Reviewed August 23, 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 July 11, 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 April 19, 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 February 13, 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.

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