Post Conference Tour

The post conference tour will be held on Wednesday November 29, 2017. The tour will start in front of the TFT Bldg. at 13:00 by a charter bus. The destination is JAXA Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC), located in Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki. The TKSC offers the guided tour that will take you to "KIBO" Flight Control Room and the Astronaut Training Facility. You can see realtime operations of "KIBO", the Japanese Experiment Module on the International Space Station, and know about astronauts' selection, training, and healthcare.
Also, at their exhibition hall “Space Dome,” you can look at many space-related exhibits at close range including full-scale satellite models, real rocket engines, and a life-size model of the “KIBO”. You will come back to the TFT Bldg. at around 18:30.
The tour is limited to 45 people and is available on a first-come, first-served basis; e-mail registration required.

Tour Fee
- JPY 500
- Payment for the tour is available only on-site (cash only).

Tour registration
-The tour registration is accepted first come basis, the first 45 entries are accepted.
-Please register by sending an email to, including participant name(s), nationality(ies) and affiliation(s).

Tour itinerary (tentative)
Date: November 29, 2017

13:00 Depart from TFT building

14:30 Arrive at JAXA TKSC

15:00 Guided tour (70mins.)

16:10 Free time at “Space Dome”

17:00 Depart from JAXA TKSC

18:30 Arrive at TFT building

About JAXA Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC)