Getting to the center
Travelling to the Proton Beam Therapy Center from overseas
The center can be easily accessed from the airports listed below.
Approximate travel times from each airport to the center by car:
|Narita International Airport|
|Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport)|
Coming to the University of Tsukuba Hospital by car
Exit the Joban Expressway at Sakura-Tsuchiura IC and head for Tsukuba. Turn right at the Sasagi intersection onto Ibaraki Prefectural Route 55 (Gakuen-Higashi Odori Ave.) toward Shimotsuma. Turn left at the Saiki intersection onto Gakuen Kita Odori Ave. Turn right at the second traffic light, then left at the next traffic light, and you will see a sign for the University of Tsukuba Hospital.
Alternatively, exit the Ken-O Expressway (Metropolitan Inter-City Expressway) at Tsukuba Chuo IC and take Prefectural Route 19 (Science Odori Ave.) toward Kenkyu Gakuen Station. Turn right at the Ozakai intersection onto Prefectural Route 24 (Tsuchiura Gakuen Line). Turn right at the Kasuga 3-chome intersection, and you will see a sign for the University of Tsukuba Hospital.
Coming to the University of Tsukuba Hospital by public transport
Take a train to Tsukuba Station on the Tsukuba Express line. The hospital is a 10-minutes bus ride from Tsukuba Station. From Bus Stop No. 6 of the Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal, take a bus on the University of Tsukuba Loop Line (clockwise direction) or a bus bound for the University of Tsukuba Central Area (Tsukuba Daigaku Chuo), and get off at the entrance to the University of Tsukuba Hospital (Tsukuba Daigaku Byoin Iriguchi).
Alternatively, take a train to Tsuchiura Station on the JR Joban line. The hospital is a 45-minute bus ride from Tsuchiura Station. From Bus Stop No. 2 of the Tsuchiura Station West Entrance (Nishi-guchi) Bus Terminal, take a bus bound for the the University of Tsukuba Central Area (Tsukuba Daigaku Chuo), and get off at the entrance to the University of Tsukuba Hospital (Tsukuba Daigaku Byoin Iriguchi). Alternatively, take a bus to Tsukuba Center and change buses there, following the directions given above.
It takes around 45 minutes by train from Akihabara Station to the closest station to the center, Tsukuba Station on the Tsukuba Express line. As central Tokyo is accessible in around one hour, it is possible to make one-day sightseeing trips to Tokyo from central Tsukuba City.
For assistance regarding travel from the airport to the hospital, or accommodation or sightseeing arrangements during your stay in Japan, please contact Emergency Assistance Japan (EAJ), the hospital's designated medical coordination service company (See “For non-Japanese patients: Arranging to receive proton therapy” for more information).