A Local Perspective on Life in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Map and Survey Festival

Map and Survey Festival (測量と地図のフェスティバル/Sokuryo to Chizu no Festival) will be held this Sunday, June 3, which is the 測量の日(sokuryo-no hi/Day of Survey).

There will be events and activities like a marching band performance, kid’s geography quiz competition, treasure hunt games, and “measuring in paces.” My son and I went to this festival last year, and we both had a lot of fun. All the events are free and there will be FREE buses leaving from the loadins zone #6 at the Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal on that day. All the visitors will receive a free “map of Japan puzzle.”

Map and Survey Festival
June 3, Sunday
From 9:30AM to 4:30PM
The Science Museum of Map and Survey
(Access map in English is HERE)

Other events this weekend:
Yasato Pottery Festival
Namiki High School Festival
Mongolia Exhibition
Michi no Ichi (arts and craft fair)
Science Day and Environment Day at Ibaraki Nature Museum


  • Prima Cabina says:

    On the same day at the same place for the Map and Survey Festival, a small orienteering competition will take place by Ibaraki Orienteering Association.

    Entry time: 9:30-11:30 and 13:00-15:30
    For detailed information (Japanese):

  • RrFish says:

    Wow, thanks for the information!
    I saw the “orienteering” on their flyer, but didn’t know what it was(obviously, I didn’t participate in this one last year). It sounds very interesting, so I’ll may try it this year…, if my son’s up for it!