Here are some photo albums that will give you an idea of what Tsukuba is like. Click the photos to go to the albums.
May 8, 2007: Amabiki Kannon
March 13, 2007: Heng’s Mt. Tsukuba
Here are some photos that were taken on Mt. Tsukuba by Heng Juen.
March 11, 2007: Mori’s University of Tsukuba
I think this collection by Mori gives a good sense of what the University of Tsukuba campus looks like.
March 2, 2007: Sajid’s Tsukuba
Here are some photos by Tsukuba resident, Sajid.
February 24, 2007: Images from Blogger Blog
We moved TsukuBlog from Blogger to WordPress in February 2007. Here are the photos that were on the Blogger site.
November 12, 2006: Yukari no Mori
Yukari no Mori is a nature centre that has a variety of facilities for people who want to commun with the elements. There are barbecue facilities, camping grounds, and some treehouses. There is a little pond that has a little bridge for kids to play on and a big adult jungle gym area where you can test out your infantry skills.
See: Article on Yukari no Mori in Alien Times
November 11, 2006: Ibaraki Nature Museum
The Ibaraki Nature Museum is all about science and nature. It has permanent exhibits that cover various topics (see below) such as dinosaurs, the senses, and geology. Rather than making you read boring panels about the exhibits, however, this museum lets you interact with almost everything you see.
See: Article on Ibaraki Nature Museum in Alien Times
November 4, 2006: RinRin Road
Tsukuba RinRin Road (つくばりんりんロード) is a bicycle path that runs along a 40.1 kilometer route from Tsuchiura City to Iwase Town. The road is also known as Iwase Tsuchiura Bicycle Path (iwase tsuchiura jitensha dou) and it runs along the route that the Tsukuba Train Line (tsukuba tetsudou) used to run on. The train line was abandoned in 1987 and some forward-thinking person decided to make it into a bicycle path. The six former train stations have been made into rest areas, and there are other, smaller rest areas along the way.
See: Article on Tsukuba RinRin Road in Alien Times