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National Astronomical Observatory Nobeyama Radio Observatory国立天文台野辺山宇宙電波観測所

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The National Astronomical Observatory Nobeyama Radio Observatory is equipped with a 45-meter radio telescope, a solar radio wave intensity polarimeter, and other instruments, as well as lectures through which you can learn about the latest astronomy achievements. The lectures are available and free except at the beginning and end of the year, but note that the time changes once a year due to a special lecture. Learn the mysteries of the boundless cosmos. It’s about 35 minutes from the Nagasaka Interchange or 40 minutes from the Kobuchisawa Interchange.


Nagano Pref. Minamisakugunminamimakimura Nobeyama 462-2 (Karuizawa / Saku / KomoroArea)

phone 0267984300

[Open to the public] 8:30-17:00

Review of National Astronomical Observatory of Japan Nobeyama

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Reviewed:2015/08/26 Great radio astronomical observatory with a 45m paraboloidal antenna
Most interesting radio astronomical observatory in Japan and not far from Tokyo! Here you can see many large paraboloidal reflector antennas, including several 10m dishes in an interferometer and a...
Reviewed:2018/10/20 大人の社会科見学
Reviewed:2018/09/26 時々一般公開デーがあります

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Nagano Pref. Minamisakugunminamimakimura Nobeyama 462-2 [ map ]
Karuizawa / Saku / KomoroArea
[Open to the public] 8:30-17:00
New Year's Holiday
[Tour fee] Free
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          Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country’s most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.

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