Tsukuba Map

The city of Tsukuba located in Honshu Island is also known as the academic city and the science city. Tsukuba falls within the Ibaraki prefecture and is one of its administrative units.
This Japanese city is a wonderful contrast of a rural setting and ultra modern scientific sanctuary. The Science City of Tsukuba is located at the heart of the city which consists of national research organizations and educational establishments.

The city of Tsukuba has its very own mascot called 'Tsukutsuku' which is an owl. The beautiful white colored flower, Strawberry Geranium, which adorns the slopes of mount Tsukuba , is the municipal flower of the city. The Owl which epitomizes wisdom is the official bird of Tsukuba. The stout zelkova tree which is a symbol of growth is wisely made its official tree. Tsukuba also has its official emblem which is design made by blending two colors blue and green.

The research centers and institutes were established in Tsukuba mainly to reduce the pressure on Tokyo. Some of those institutes are National Archives of Japan, National Institute for Material Science, National Science Museum, Meteorological research Center, Public Works Research Center, National food Research Center and University of Tsukuba. Many scholars and students settle down in this city to pursue highest degrees of their careers.

Tourism industry is also in its full glory at Tsukuba. From time immemorial people from around the world were fascinated by the beauty of the Tsukuba Mountain and it has also made its presence in numerous forms of literature. This incredible beauty of the area has been commercialized in the 20 th century by the tourism industry.

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Last Updated on: December 13th, 2017