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Miyazaki Science Center宮崎科学技術館

Museum / Science Museum

This science museum has one of the world's largest planetariums. Outside is a 40-meter-tall full-scale mockup of an H1 rocket and inside is a replica of the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander Module. The planetarium shows three shows per day, each approximately 50 minutes long. The shows explore that evening's night sky with explanations from popular characters from space-themed anime. There's also hand on exhibitions, including a simulation where you can try controlling a spaceship, making this a great place to bring kids to. The museum is a two-minute walk from JR Miyazaki Station.

place

Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Miyazakiekihigashi 1-2-2 (Miyazaki / AoshimaArea)

phone 0985232700
place

9:00-16:30 (Admission until 16:00)

Review of Miyzaki Science Center

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/05/03 A great place - if you understand Japanese
We visited just the museum, not the observatory. As we knew the ground floor of the museum was devoted to space, we went hoping to learn about the past and current Japanese space programme. We...
Reviewed:2018/10/18 No English whatsoever
Located just behind Miyazaki JR station (east exit) is the Science Center of Miyazaki. Easy to find since they put a huge rocket in front of it which is towering high above the surrounding area.
The...
Reviewed:2017/07/08 Wasted opportunity
The planetarium in itself is great and first part of the show is pretty exciting. Second part is an anime that in no way utilizes their great setup. I got a good half hour sleep.
Everything was in...

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Details

Address
Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Miyazakiekihigashi 1-2-2 [ map ]
Area
Miyazaki / AoshimaArea
Phone
0985232700
Hours
9:00-16:30 (Admission until 16:00)
Closed
Monday (open for public holidays), The next day for public holidays (excluding SaturdaySundayPublic holidays), 12/29-1/3
Fees
[Exhibition Room Admission fee] Adults (High School Students and above) 550yen, Children (4 years old-Junior High School Students) 210yen.
Parking Lot
Available 40spaces
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          An unmissable highlight of Kyushu, Miyazaki prefecture satisfies nature lovers with its dramatic gorges cut out of rugged cliffs, leading into waterfalls and beaches of green-blue water popular among surfers. Takachiho Gorge in the north of the prefecture tells a tale of centuries-old Japanese mythology in a fantastic setting, allowing visitors to explore the waters by boat before heading up to the cave at the Awano Iwato Shrine, where the sun goddess was said to have hidden, plunging the world into darkness.

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