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

International Public Telephones in Tsukuba

Since the dawn of cellphones, it has become harder and harder to find a public telephone in Japan. They used to be stationed at every convenience store and gas station, but these days they are much more rare.

If finding a regular public telephone is difficult, finding a public telephone that will let you make international calls is practically impossible.

Here are some places where you can find a public telephone in Tsukuba that will let you make international calls.

  • On the 4th floor of the International Congress Center
  • Seibu department store
  • NTT Building
  • Main reception area in JICA
  • Ichinoya residence (Tsukuba University) between building 34 and 35 (Thanks, Ben!)
  • On the Central AIST campus between the Geological Museum and Science Square Tsukuba, near the ATM (Thanks, RRFish!)

If you know of any others, please let us know in the comments so we can keep a list for newcomers and tourists.


  • Ben says:

    There is a public telephone in Ichinoya residence (Tsukuba University) that can be used for international calls. The telephone is between the building 34 and 35.

  • Shaney says:

    Thanks, Ben! I have added that one to the list.

  • RrFish says:

    There’s one by an ATM at AIST. It’s located between the Geological Museum and the Science Square Tsukuba, so anyone can use that phone.