Routes to NIES

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From Akihabara Station(TX TSUKUBA EXPRESS Line)

At Akihabara Station, take TX TSUKUBA EXPRESS Line. Tsukuba Station is the nearest station for NIES. Local bus service is available from Tsukuba Center to NIES for Hitachino-Ushiku station.

From Akihabara to Tsukuba

From Tsukuba Center to NIES

  • Take a bus from Tsukuba Center for Hitachino-Ushiku Station (Bus No.30,31,36), or Gakuen Minami Junkan(Bus No.CG). Get off at Kankyou-kenkyusho (NIES).
  • It will take about 10~32min., 300 yen. (adult/oneway)

From Ueno Station(JR Joban Line)

At Ueno Station, take JR Joban Line (Local Line) from Platform 9 or 10 or 11. Hitachino-Ushiku Station is the nearest station for NIES. Local bus service is available from Hitachino-Ushiku Station to NIES for Tsukuba Center , Univ.of Tsukuba or Univ.of Tsukuba Hospital.

From Ueno to Hitachino-Ushiku

  • approx.60min., 970 yen. (adult/oneway)
  • about 3 services every hour

From Hitachino-Ushiku to NIES

  • Take a bus from Hitachino-Ushiku Station for Tsukuba Center , Univ. of Tsukuba or Univ. of Tsukuba Hospital.Get off at Kankyou-kenkyusho(NIES).
  • It will take about 25min., 370 yen. (adult/oneway)

From Tokyo Station (Express Bus)

Take the Express Bus bound for Tsukuba Center at the Yaesu South Exit of Tokyo Station. The bus leaves every 20 or 30 minutes. It takes about an hour and 10 minutes to Tsukuba Center. Pick up a taxi at Tsukuba Center. It takes about 15 minutes to the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES).

From Narita International Airport (Airport Bus)

Take the Bus bound for Tsukuba Center/ Tsuchiura. It takes about an hour and 30 minutes to Tsukuba Center. Pick up a taxi at Tsukuba Center. It takes about 15 minutes to the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES).

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