Sendai Astronomical Observatory

Sendai-shi Tenmondai

Discover the mysteries of the universe at this experimental museum!

The Sendai Astronomical Observatory provides an introduction to the universe for visitors of all ages. Recognising that the universe includes everything on Earth as well as things beyond the museum presents the universe through a unique programme including musical and artistic events. The permanent collection includes a wide range of exhibitions and entertaining educational features through which the museum takes both adults and children on a voyage into the universe’s wonders!

Japan’s largest astronomical exhibition room offers easily understood displays utilising a range of visual and sensory materials.

The observatory hosts weekly astronomical viewings with its Hitomi Telescope, one of the largest telescopes in Japan, for the general public every Saturday night.

The museum’s Planet Café and Library on the ground floor are the perfect place to sit back and relax or even do some research of your own. The museum shop offers space food and unique lollipops in the shape of beautiful planets.

Enjoy a journey through space at the planetarium!

General Information

Adults: 600 yen
High school students: 350 yen
Junior high school students: 250 yen
Group discount ticket
Adults: 480 yen
High school students: 280 yen
Junior high school students; 200 yen
Opening Times
Open: 9:00-17:00 (21:30 on Saturdays)
Wednesdays, the third Tuesday of every month and year-end and New Year holidays (from December 29 to January 3)
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