Tsukuba Station's facilities and platforms are underground and include the premises of the local tourism information office. Tsukuba bus station is adjacent to the train station. North of Tsukuba Station is the large Chuo Park area and an interestingly designed koban (police box). Farther north is the Tsukuba Expo Center and beyond that Matsumi Park.
Other Tsukuba attractions within easy walking distance of Tsukuba Station include the Tsukuba Cultural Center Ars which houses the Tsukuba Museum of Art and the Municipal Library.
Nearby hotels include the Okura Frontier Hotel Tsukuba.