National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka

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  • Perched on a low hill the observatory builds equipment for and operates some of the world's foremost telescopes.  more »
  • I was born and raised in Tokyo, but I went there for the first time. I took my child with me, but even adults can enjoy it enough. You're interested in the universe. It is a related facility of the University of Tokyo, and we had lunch at a school meal. Well there... There is a co-op next door, and a little goods are sold. I went there in winter, but the premises are very green, and there are large trees of cherry blossoms, so I think it is fun even in the walking course in early spring. (It is not good to eat on the premises.)
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  • If you love space and in the area then it's all worthwhile coming here. It's not massive. They could do it a little better though and have an opportunity to turn it into a tourist attraction. A short walk away is jindaiji gardens and temple and I would recommend doing all three in the one day. Google maps will help you.
  • One of the best observatories you will ever see. Lovely place.
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