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TSUKUBA CITYIn addition to long cultivated culture and historical tourist destinations, Japan has been internationally known for its technology development which goes beyond current times. As a high tech leader, Japan has contributed to the world with a thousand of creative and one-of-a-kind inventions. Therefore, particularly in technology aspect of “The land of the rising sun,” it would be a major loss if we forgot to mention Tsukuba, which is also known as the brain and science city of Japan.tsukuba1

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Tsukuba city- Japan’s science city- is a research and education center located in Ibaraki, which is approximately 60 kilometer to the North of Tokyo. At the beginning of 1960s, in order to reduce Tokyo’s dense population, Japanese government decided to move research institutes and universities to Tsukuba and accelerate development of Japan’s technology and education. In 1980, about 40 research institutes, laboratories and national universities moved their headquarters to 27-km2 area in Tsukuba- which is the foundation base for Tsukuba- the science city now. Up till now, in Tsukuba, there have been a great number of research institutes, laboratories of leading national corporations and national universities. They are grouped synchronously, including education- training, architecture- construction, science - space, and biology - agriculture which have attracted more than 13,000 research experts and other organizations in the related context.The city is home to two main sections which are applied science and research- education. With the initial investment cost of 5 billion USD, Tsukuba has had state-of-the-art facilities and cutting edge equipment which meet with international standard and are used to serve for high tech sectors, for example, aerospace, biology and physics…tsukuba3

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Having strong high tech background, obviously, Tsukuba has not only become the ideal working place for researchers but also captured visitors’ attentions through impressive technology achievements and interesting tourist destinations. It is a great idea that you drop by Science Square Tsukuba located in The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). It is home to 6 types of robots. Walking around this large museum, you can see and experience latest technology works. If you are interested in aerospace, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is a must-visit place which significantly enhances your visual experience and aerospace knowledge. In addition to first generation satellites, the center displays a great variety of rockets from early to latest versions. Other institutes have public museums which are also worth a visit. You can reach there easily either by bus or bike. Noticeably, there is a two-wheeled means of transportation called “Segway”. It is run by electricity and officially categorized as “mobile robots”. Japanese government announced special statement which allowed Segway to be used on streets. It is easy to drive. Just get on it, stand straight and take the control, then everything is at your fingertip.tsukuba6Cre: http://mortgagelife-nsurance.blogspot.com/2010/08/running-tsukuba-science-city-japan.htmlThe first time when you get to know Tsukuba science city, you will imagine it is a city with high technology, breakthrough science inventions, robots and … pollution. It is a common sense to think that pollution and modern cities go together. However, it is not true in Tsukuba. In addition to science museums, Tsukuba has received much love from visitors for its magnificent natural landscape. There are well known travelling destinations such as Kenkyugakuen Eki-mae Koen or Matsumi Park where you can find ultimate serenity and harmony with environment. There are a variety of evergreen plants and trees, wooden bridges, Tsukuba style farm houses, or never ending roads that are exclusive for pedestrians and bikers. It is purely a memorable experience when walking through green gardens filled with wildly colored flowers.tsukuba7Cre:http://www-ng.fujikin.co.jp/fujikinhp_e/company/base/base_tsukuba.htmlSince 2005 when Tsukuba express began operating, the route between Tsukuba- Tokyo has been reduced in 45 minutes instead of 85 minutes previously. It has contributed greatly to Tsukuba’s development acceleration and objectives of becoming a research and development center on a global scale. For training multiple talents and creating state of the art inventions, Tsukuba has been much dedicated to Japan. It could be said that one of the greatest achievements Japan has made in technology and science field is the creation of Tsukuba city. Undoubtedly, this science city will make your trip to Japan more special.HOW TO GET THERE

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