Come to KEK

For users / collaborators

KEK welcomes thousands of scientists from hundreds of laboratories and institutions around the world who use KEK’s world-class infrastructure and user facilities to perform cutting-edge research. The following pages should help you to get prepared for a stay at KEK.


For visitors

KEK invites you to experience the world of smallest particles, the origin of the universe, and the mystery of matter and life. Find out how you can get in touch with one of the most advanced science and technology.

KEK Communication Plaza

At KEK Communication Plaza, you can learn about the leading edge research being done at the KEK. Located at Tsukuba Campus, KEK Communication Plaza will makes everybody to feel closer to the world of mysterious universe with many interactive exhibits include brand-new “Wonder Quark,” which you can experience the world of smallest particles. No reservation is required to visit KEK Communication Plaza.

NOTE: All displays are available in Japanese only. Some English theater contents are available. Please contact Public Relations Office for more information.

  • Hours:9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Admission:Free

Opens 7 days a week except new-year and summer holidays

Facility Tour

If you want to make a plan for KEK facility tour, please contact the Public Relations Officet by e-mail, Monday to Friday, from 9:30 AM to 5 PM (except Japanese national holidays). Please make a reservation no later than three weeks prior to the scheduled date with the group of 10 or more persons.


How to reach KEK

KEK has two locations, one in Tsukuba and one in Tokai. In Tsukuba you will see the research center with different accelerator facilities and unique light sources. J-PARC, located in Tokai, is a proton accelerator complex, pursuing unique researches with the highest beam power in the world.


Tsukuba campus map with Bldg. Number index. Users Office, Library, Accommodation, Medical-Care, Cafeteria, Restaurant, Grocery, Barber shop, etc.