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Tsukuba Space Center

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Address: 2-1-1 Sengen, Tsukuba 305-8505, Ibaraki Prefecture
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For any cosmos enthusiast is a MUST!!!

Been there last week: it is impressive if you're a fan of space/cosmos. The space dome holds some satellites copy at 1:1 scale. The Kibo module from ISS is also quite impressive... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I though the exhibition was good as it has lot of different and life size satellites and replica of the Japanese section of the ISS. However, we were bit disappointed by the fact that interactivity was nearly zero. Best museuums nowadays have more interactivity to help you keep interest. Especially inside the ISS module or around the satellites it would... More 

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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Showcasing the history of Japanese Space History that started with pencil rocket measuring 23cm in 1955. There's a small souvenir shop next to the exhibition hall.

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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Most of the day was spent waiting for video presentations to start, or getting on and off mini buses. For a very brief (3 minutes) the curtains are opened and we could see the group which is actually running the operations of satellites and the space station. It was like a tiny version of Houston Control at NASA.

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Thank japanmike
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Cool to see the stuff that goes into space but besides that, not much to do here, if you wanna see please do, youu'll probably be done in 20 minutes :)

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Thank Keller C
Romania
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Been there last week: it is impressive if you're a fan of space/cosmos. The space dome holds some satellites copy at 1:1 scale. The Kibo module from ISS is also quite impressive. The tour to Kibo flight control room was the most exciting part. You have to book in advance for this tour. It is only in Japanese, but if... More 

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League City, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

I've visited TSKC nearly every year for the last 15 years for work. They've evolved their exhibits and public viewing areas over the years. Consolidation of many of their artifacts has resulted in an impressive display of Japanese space technology and progress. This is also where you will find one of the finest and most detailed mock-ups of the Japanese... More 

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Thank Mike U
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have stay here for 2 years. This is the center for Japan Aeronautical and Space Development. You will be impressed on the technology Japanese are using to forecast their country's weather accurately. The Space Center is located in the Tsukuba Science City, a city that was build to dedicate Japanese achievement in Science and Technology

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Thank Akmar F
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Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

We were there for a morning and it's perfect to expend a few hours! The entrance is free and you can enjou replicas of the space modules.

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Pokhara, Nepal
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

A sleeping rocket in the Tsukuba Space Center yard and the space museum are very exciting for us. Also, we were lucky to see the control room of International Space Station. Must visit place! It may inspiring for kids to be future generation astronauts or space scientist.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

I suppose if you're really into space exploration this would be a really exciting museum. We found it not all that exciting. The life-size replicas of various satellites was kind of interesting to see, in that I really had no idea how big some of these were. But there's not much in the way of interactivity or English explanations of... More 

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