An estimated 19,000 out of Tsukuba’s 223,000 citizens are researchers.
Tsukuba has sprawling parks like Kenkyugakuen Eki-mae Koen, Doho Park, and Matsumi Park that are perfect for strolls or picnics. But a great way to explore the city would be by bicycle, and these can be rented at the tourist information office at Tsukuba Station for 500 yen a day.
If you’re up for a hike or a spectacular view, Mount Tsukuba’s twin peaks await you. You may choose to embark on an hour to 90-minute climb to either peak or pay a small fee and take a cable car to the top for a panorama of the Kanto region.
Tsukuba has its own ramen festival every October at Kenkuygakuen Ekimae Park.