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Nichihara Astronomical Observatory (日原天文台)

4.5

Museum / Science Museum

"An astronomical observatory located at the top of 255-meter Mt. Makurase. It is equipped with a 75-centimeter computer-controlled theodolite Nasmyth telescope, with one of the largest apertures among astronomical telescopes open to the public in Japan. Mt. Makurase overlooks the confluence of the Tsuwano and Takatsu rivers and is an area free of light from the town. From the compact structure in a dense grove, you can get an unobstructed view of the star-lit skies. It sees lots of visitors throughout the year and is a symbolic spot for this ""Star Village."""

place

Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Makurase 806-1 (Masuda / TsuwanoArea)

phone 0856741646
place

13:30-17:00/[astronomical observation] 19:00-22:00

Review of Nichihara Astronomical Observatory

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/12/14 きれいな星がたくさん見られる
日原天文台は、宿泊客も食事の前後にみられる天文台です。島根県内でも天文台は珍しく、天気が良ければ、沢山のきれいな星が見られます。
Reviewed:2019/10/06 展示スペースで気分を盛り上げて・・・
貸切状態であったので、受付・展示スペースでの丁寧な説明、その後の望遠鏡での観察とゆったりとした時間を過ごせました。スタッフの方の丁寧な対応に感謝。
Reviewed:2018/09/27 プライベート星空観測
津和野中心部から車で30分程度かかる山の中の天文台。
津和野から夜の山道ドライブは大変でしたが、私とパートナー以外には参加者がおらず、係の方が巨大な天体望遠鏡を操作して、ほぼすべての惑星を個別に見せてくれました。
土星のわっか、木星の衛星など初めて見たものが多くあり、感動しました。

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Details

Address
Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Makurase 806-1 [map]
Area
Masuda / TsuwanoArea
Phone
0856741646
Hours
13:30-17:00/[astronomical observation] 19:00-22:00
Closed
Tuesday/Wednesday (The day following if it falls on a public holiday)
Fees
[Visit] 500yen
[Astronomical observation] 500yen
*One less than Elementary School Students is free per parent
Parking Lot
Available(40spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan’s oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.