The venue for the International Olympiad in Informatics 2018 is the Tsukuba International Conference Center and the Tsukuba Capio, located in the heart of Tsukuba Science City in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.
The Tsukuba Science City is Japan’s largest center for research and development. The plan to develop the country’s scientific research and educational institutes began in the 1960s. Today, there are more than 300 public and private institutes, and over 20,000 researchers of more than 130 nationalities residing in the city. The Science City provides a wonderful environment for researchers and students from all around the world who come to seek high-level experiences and opportunities. Visitors for businesses and international conferences gather regularly to share and to contribute new scientific researches and innovations.
The Tsukuba Science City is located 50km northeast of Tokyo. There is a Tsukuba Express Line that runs directly from Akihabara, Tokyo to Tsukuba, Ibaraki in just over an hour.