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)
Telephone Number 0880-52-2225
*May close without prior notice. Please enquire beforehand.
PriceAdult: ¥510
Elementary & Junior high school age: ¥300
Young children: Free
Directions●Kochi Expressway: From Shimanto Chuo IC take Route 381 via Kubokawa for approx. 1 hr 10 mins
●Matsuyama Expressway: From Mima IC take Route 381 via Kihoku for approx. 40 mins
*Meeting point:
In front of Hotel Seira Shimanto reception (1st floor) - Gather at 7:50 pm
Website Website
Map Code392 005 341*11
Online Reservation Hata Kochi (Stargazing Session in Nishitosa, a village with very low light pollution)
RemarksReservation required (can be made up until the day before)
*Phone reservation only

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