The city of Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture offers a unique combination of experiences for inbound travelers, capitalizing on its lush nature highlighted by famed Mount Tsukuba and an array of science facilities.

Accessible via a roughly 45-minute train ride from central Tokyo, the city will be the host of the Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy on June 8 and 9.

One of the "100 Mountains of Japan," 877-meter Mount Tsukuba in the northern area of the city is referenced in the saying, "Mount Fuji in the west, Mount Tsukuba in the east," as it is sometimes regarded as an equivalent to the country's tallest mountain.