Sendai Astronomical Observatory

Museum / Science Museum
10 minutes by car from the Sendai-Miyagi Interchange, this Sendai City municipal observatory is located in Nishikigaoka, Aoba Ward. It was relocated and rebuilt in the suburbs of Sendai City in 2008. It features a planetarium, 1.3 meter-diameter Hitomi telescope, and exhibits that let you observe the universe through models and videos. You can experience planetarium programs like “Kids Time” with notable children’s characters, enjoy excellent Saturday night entertainment in “Night Planetarium”, and participate in events like star-gazing or workshops.

Spot details

Address
Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Nishikigaoka 9-29-32
Phone
0223911300
Hours
9:00-17:00
[Saturday] 9:00-21:30 (Exhibition Room Exceptions)
Closed
Wednesday, 3rd Tuesday (The next day for Public holidays)
* Open during long school holidays
Fees
[Exhibition room] 610yen
[Planetarium] 1 time 610yen
[Exhibition room and planetarium 1 time set ticket] 1,000yen
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Others (Smoking area available outside the building)
Wi-Fi
Available (Free Wi-Fi)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Day] 1-1,000yen
[Night] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Review

  • Very close up (can stand beside) the real working big telescope of japan with interesting presentation (in Japanese)
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.01.18
    The presentation that let you stand in the real one of the biggest telescope of Japan (they claimed) during real working, ceiling opening, telescope opening there big lens, and to let you see through...
  • 意外と楽しめました
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.02.12
    夏休みの一日に、伺いました。子供さんが多くにぎやかではありました。目的はプラネタリウムだったのですが、常設展示もいろいろな方向から天体などをとらえており楽しめました。小さいお子さんにはムツカシイ内容かもしれませんが・・・・・プラネタリウムも、季節の夜空が楽しめ、普段は見えない自分の頭上の夜空が実はこんなに明るいものだと知ったものです
  • こどもが楽しめます
    3.0 Reviewed:2020.02.02
    用事の途中で錦ヶ丘にある仙台市天文台に寄りました。ちょうど天文台まつりというイベントをやっていました。こどもが楽しめるところだと思います。

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