Practical Informations


Access to Tsukuba from Narita International Airport

Taxi :
The simplest yet most expensive way to come to KEK from Narita Airport is to take a taxi. It would cost you approximately 18,000 yen (200 USD). Please note that KEK is known to locals as "Koh-eh-nel-ghi ken-cue-kikoh" in Tsukuba city and not as "KEK". It will take approximately an hour and a half.
Bus :
You may take an airport bus called "Airport Liner - NATT'S" to Tsukuba Center Bus terminal which is approximately 10 km south of KEK. The bus stop is located right outside of Narita Airport terminal. Tickets from Narita Airport to Tsukuba center bus terminal are available at the Keisei Bus ticket counter located in the arrival lobby. The fare is 2,540 yen (28 USD). Bus stop number is #8 at terminal -1, and #10 at terminal -2. Check the latest information at the ticket counter before you go outside of the lobby. The bus is bound for "Tsuchiura Station" and will stop at the bus station in the center of Tsukuba.
For more information you can consult

Map of Narita International Airport


Access to KEK/Urban Hotel from Tsukuba

The most convenient way to reach KEK and Urban Hotel is to take a taxi (waiting at the bus station). The ride costs around 3000 yen (32 USD)

Map of Tsukuba with comments

Map of KEK campus with comments


Wireless account at KEK

If you wish to use the wireless network while at KEK, please register as a KEK user (see instructions on the "Accomodation" page.
Once registration as a KEK user is done, you need to register your computer in order to be able to use the wireless network. Login to KEK user page,
Select "Administrative procedures for visiting KEK/J-PARC"
1/"Administration relating to your visit"
3/Click "Submit" next to "Application for Wireless LAN access (Tsukuba Campus)
Fill in the application form and submit it (you will have to provide the MAC address of your wireless adapter).

Access to KEK

If you arriving to KEK on foot or taxi, you would not be stopped at the gates and hence you can walk (drive) directly to the dorm or to san-go-kan (building 3 in Japanese), where the meeting will be held.

In case of questions/problems, contact Bostjan Golob