9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
North building of observatory: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
South building of observatory: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Star-gazing session: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
On Monday to Friday, only visitors stay at the lodges can attend.
On Saturdays, you need reservation to attend the session.
On Sundays, no reservations necessary to attend the session.


Second and fourth Mondays.
On Tuesdays if Mondey is a public holiday. We are open everyday during the summer vacation term.
Year-end/New year (Dec. 28 to Jan. 3)
One week in rainy season (July) and a few days in early September.


"Free" for walking around the observatory.


'Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory'
407-2 Nishigaichi, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun
Hyogo 679-5313, Japan

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