Tsukuba campus


1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 Japan

From Narita International Airport


The simplest yet most expensive way to come to KEK from Narita Airport is to take a taxi. It would cost you approximately 20,000 yen. Please note that KEK is known to locals as “Koh-eh-nel-ghi ken-cue-kikoh” in Tsukuba city and NOT as “KEK”. It will take approximately an hour and a half.


You may take an airport bus called “Airport Liner - NATT’S” to Tsukuba Center Bus terminal which is approximately 10 km south of KEK. The bus stop is located right outside of Narita Airport terminal. Tickets from Narita Airport to Tsukuba-center bus terminal are available at the Keisei Bus ticket counter located in the arrival lobby. The fare is 2,540 yen for an adult, and 1,270 yen for a child.

Bus stop number is #8 at Terminal-1, and #10 at Terminal-2 (as of Jun 2006). Check the latest information at the ticket counter before you go outside of the lobby. The bus is bound for “Tsuchiura Station”. For return to Narita, NATT’S ticket can be purchased not only at Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal but also at website of Japan Bus Online

From Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal to KEK


Tsukuba-city’s community bus called Tsuku-Bus (Hokubu-Shuttle-Bus route) stops at the bus-stop in front of KEK. There are five bus stops form Tsukuba Center bus terminal to KEK (Koh-eh-nel-ghi ken-cue-kikoh) bus stop. The fare is 300 yen. Detail is posted on KEK User’s Office - KEK Center (PDF)


Kantetsu buses also depart from Tsukuba Center to KEK (Koh-eh-nel-ghi ken-cue-kikoh), they are for “Technopark Oho”, and for “Shimotsuma Station” (shi-mo-tsu-ma-eh-ki). The fare is 430 yen. Detail is posted on KEK User’s Office - KEK Center (PDF)


When you take a Taxi from Tsukuba Center to KEK, fare will be about 3,000yen.

From Tokyo

There are several ways to come to KEK from Tokyo.


Take JR Yamanote line to Akihabara station and find out a sign “TX” for Tsukuba Express, located deep underground at the east side of the Akihabara station. It takes about 5 min. from JR to TX on foot.

From TX Akihabara station, buy a ticket to Tsukuba station. It will take 45 minutes by Rapid, 52 minutes by Semi-Rapid, and 57 minutes by Local train. Take the exit A4 to Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal, and see the section above.


There is a highway bus service from Tokyo JR Train station to Tsukuba Center. The bus stop is located at the south end of Yaesu-side exit from the train station (* JR : Japan Railway). Tickets are available at the vending machine at the Tokyo station, inside the building. It takes about 60 min. to Tsukuba Center. From there to KEK, see the section above.