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  • Rikubetsu Space-Earth Sience Museum (Forest Observatory of Galaxy)

    Rikubetsu Town is known as Japan's coldest town, and is also an excellent place for stargazing. In 1987, Rikubetsu was selected by the Environment Agency (now the Ministry of the Environment). This observatory is located amongst abundant forests. Its reflecting telescope, "Rikuri", is among the largest of any public observatory in Japan. With Rikuri, visitors can catch breathtaking glimpses of celestial bodies such as the moon, planets, and galaxy. The museum also holds presentations such as planetarium films. Rikubetsu is truly a town of starry skies - on clear nights, you can see the Milky Way with the naked eye.

    OPEN
    14:00~22:30 (from April to September) 13:00~21:30 (from October to March)
    OPENING PERIOD
    Mondays, Tuesdays ※ Special Opening on Tuesdays between May 3rd and 5th and August 14th to the 16th.
    3rd Monday in May until the fourth Friday.
    Year-end and New Year holidays
    ACCESS
    About 1 hour 10 minutes from Memanbetsu Airport
    ADDRESS
    089-4301
    Uembetsu, Rikubetsu-cho Ashoro-gun, Hokkaido
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    CONTACT

    +81-156-27-8100

    • Rikubetsu Space-Earth Sience Museum (Forest Observatory of Galaxy)
    • Rikubetsu Space-Earth Sience Museum (Forest Observatory of Galaxy)