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Sekizaki Kaisei-kan (関崎海星館)

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Observation Tower

A scenic overlook and astronomical observatory located on the eastern edge of Oita City in Saganoseki. The astronomical observatory is outfitted with a 60-centimeter reflecting telescope and here visitors can observe seasonal astronomical phenomena, as well as the sun and bright stars during the day, and a glittering night sky in the evening. The scenic overlook commands a sweeping view of the Hoyo Strait; there's also a museum area with space-themed exhibits such as meteorites gathered at the south pole, and exhibits on the nearby ocean; a shop; and a restaurant. In addition, events such as astronomical observation and crafting classes are held here.

place

Oita Oita-shi Saganoseki 4057-419 (OitaArea)

phone 0975740100
place

10:00-18:00 (Friday-Sunday/Public holiday and Aug. Until 22:00)

Review of Sekizaki Ocean and Astronomical Observatory Hall

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2013/11/23 Great place to watch the stars!
Although it took a long time from my place to this Observatory ( I was from Beppu, so i had to take the train to Tozaki then bus to Saganoseki and taxi to this observatory), it was really worth the...
Reviewed:2012/06/24 Saganoseki Observatory
Very friendly Astronomers there, you are bound to meet one that speaks good english; they dont mind to take the time to explain things to you. A nicely isolated area away from city lights on the...
Reviewed:2019/04/03 魅力あふれる天体観測施設
佐賀関港から何気なく行ったのに是非とももう一度訪れたいと思った場所です。
県道635号線海岸線は一部は岸壁が張り出しやっと車が通れる狭い道幅で景色がきれいです。帰りは別の安全な山の中を帰ってきました。(佐賀関循環線)
目的地の海星館は思っていた以上の施設で入館料は無料ですが天体観測は有料です。
下の方に灯台があり、海には多くの漁船、遠くには愛媛県佐田岬が見えます。
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Details

Address
Oita Oita-shi Saganoseki 4057-419 [map]
Area
OitaArea
Phone
0975740100
Hours
10:00-18:00 (Friday-Sunday/Public holiday and Aug. Until 22:00)
Closed
Tuesday (Next Weekday for Public holidays)
Fees
[Admission fee]
Free

[Astronomical observation room viewing]
[General] 420yen
[High school student] 210yen
[Junior High School Students and below/Persons with disability certificate (only for the person)] Free
Parking Lot
Available(30spaces)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Average budget
[Day] 1-1,000yen
[Night] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          A trip to Oita is tantamount to a long soak in the Beppu baths. The mountainous, coastal prefecture of Oita is renowned for having more onsen than any other prefecture in Japan, most of which lie in the city of Beppu on the west coast of Kyushu, recognizable by its pungent sulphuric aroma and the clouds of steam that puff up across the hillside. Away from the Beppu hot springs await mountains, waterfalls, and temples, so don’t hesitate to explore Oita a little further.