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Nayoro Kitasubaru Observatory
The best astronomical observation in Japan

Known as the observatory ranks among the top in the world

Go to Kitasubaru Observatory in Nayoro to enjoy some of the best night skies in Japan. When the sky is clear, peer through a 50 cm reflecting telescope and a 1.6 m reflecting telescope, nicknamed Pirika, with the largest aperture of any telescope in Japan. At the adjoining planetarium, find out more about the night sky and outer space in a show that combines the stars with music. The observatory also holds monthly stargazing meetings to help people enjoy astronomical phenomena and celestial bodies at their most spectacular.

Hours:
・1:00 PM - 9:30 PM(April~October)
・1:00 PM - 8:00 PM(November~March)

Temporary Closure:
・Monday(except to National Holiday)
・Next day of National Holiday (expect to Sunday and Saturday)
・12/30 - 1/6
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  • 157-1 Nisshin, Nayoro-shi, Hokkaido 096-0066
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  • 10 min drive from JR Nayoro Station

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