Shimanto Astronomical Observatory四万十天文台（Shimanto Astronomical Observatory）
A stargazer's paradise surrounded by Shimanto's natural beauty
The Shimanto Astronomical Observatory is famous for its starry views. It's fitted with a genuine telescope, allowing you to observe planets and other astronomical phenomenon unable to be seen with the naked eye. Of course, even just sitting outside and looking up at the starry skies is a beautiful sight! A specialist attendant will point out which heavenly bodies are gracing the skies on the night you're there.
|Address||高知県四万十市西土佐用井1100 （1100, Nishitosa Mochii, Shimanto City, Kochi Prefecture, Japan）|
*May close without prior notice. Please enquire beforehand.
|Price||●Age 16 and over : 520 yen|
●Between age 6 and 15 : 300 yen
●Age 5 and under : Free
*Price includes taxes
|Directions||About 1 hr 10 min drive from Shimantocho-chuo IC on Kochi Expressway|
In front of Hotel Seira Shimanto reception (1st floor) - Gather at 19:50
|Map Code||392 005 341*11|
Hata Kochi (Stargazing Session in Nishitosa, a village with very low light pollution)
|Remarks||Reservation required (can be made up until the day before)|
*Phone reservation only