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Kusatsu Onsen

Gunma Astronomical Observatory

Shima Area

The observatory houses one of the world's largest reflecting telescopes for directly viewing objects, and offers a glimpse into the mysteries of the universe. Takayama Village has enacted the Luminous Environment Ordinance to ensure that beautiful night skies can be enjoyed.

Basic Information

  • 6860-86 Nakayama, Takayama-mura, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma
  • Mapcode: 183 342 245*00
  • ・ About 25 minutes by taxi from Shibukawa Station or Numata Station on JR Joetsu Line
    ・ About 25 minutes by taxi from Jomo-Kogen Station on JR Joetsu Shinkansen
    ・ About 25 minutes by car from Shibukawa-Ikaho IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway
  • ・ Summer (March to October) : [Facility Tour] Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM [Star Watching] Friday - Sunday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM ・ Winter (November to February) : [Facility Tour] Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM [Star Watching] Friday - Sunday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM * Last entrance: 30 minutes before the closing time. * The astronomical observation on Wednesday through Friday is for group reservations only.
  • ・Mondays
    (following day if falls on a holiday)
    ・ New Year Holidays
    (December 27 through January 5)
  • ▼Parking: Free (100 cars)
    ▼Admission:
    ・ Individual:
    - Adult: 300 yen
    - University and high school age: 200 yen
    ・ Group (over 20 persons):
    - Adult: 240 yen
    - University and high school age: 160 yen
    ・ Junior high school age and younger: free
  • http://www.astron.pref.gunma.jp/e/
  • Final day of update: April 3, 2020

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