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Tanegashima Space Center Space Science and Technology Museum種子島宇宙センター宇宙科学技術館

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A museum adjoining Japan’s largest rocket launch site. The museum presents exhibits on the construction of satellites and the design of JAXA rockets. With an advance reservation, visitors can enjoy an expert guided tour of not just the museum but the entire Tanegashima Space Center. The tour is free and held three times a day (excluding Mondays and the New Year’s holidays). Reservations are accepted by phone on a first come, first serve basis. Approximately 50 minutes by car from Tanegashima Airport.


Kagoshima Pref. Kumagegunminamitanechou Kukinaga Mazu (Amami / Yakushima Island / Tanegashima IslandArea)

phone 0997269244


Review of Tanegashima Space Center Space Science and Technology Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2015/09/08 Good Museum
This is a nice museum - particularly so as it's free - that offers an intricate view of rocket history and technology in the area.

Though most of the displays are in Japanese, there are English tour...
Reviewed:2018/11/07 素晴らしい展示、打ち上げの発射音体験もできる
Reviewed:2018/11/06 楽しみながら学べる!

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Kagoshima Pref. Kumagegunminamitanechou Kukinaga Mazu [ map ]
Amami / Yakushima Island / Tanegashima IslandArea
Monday (The next day for Public holiday, Open everyday for Aug.), 12/29-1/1, There may be days when the facility is closed.
[Admission fee]Free
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[Cars] 37spaces/Large bus 5spaces/Handicapped 2spaces
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          Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture's most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinksーshochu.

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