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Cultural facility

Saku City Astronomical Observation Facility Usuda Star DomeDust Dome

An open observatory equipped with a medium to small telescope and various other observation devices, mainly a large telescope with a diameter of 60 cm. Anyone can easily experience astronomical observation while receiving guidance and commentary by specialized staff. The museum is open every day on the opening day and can be used without reservation. In rainy or cloudy weather, you can enjoy a slide show with astronomical images taken by the hotel and talk about stars of facility staff.

Facility data
Name of facility Saku City Astronomical Observation Facility Usuda Star DomeDust Dome
Address 〒384-0301Saku City Usuda 3113-1
Phone Number 0267-82-0200
Opening Hours 10: 00-22: 00 (Admission until 21:00)
closing day Closed temporarily on Mondays and Tuesdays, the year-end and New Year holidays, the day after national holidays, facility maintenance, etc. (temporary opening for astronomical phenomena, etc.)
Admission fee General (high school students and above) 500 yen, elementary and junior high school students 250 yen, group discount for 20 or more
Parking Lot 20 cars (free)
Website https://www.city.saku.nagano.jp/star-dome/index.html
15 minutes by car from JR Usuda Station, 30 minutes by car from JR Sakudaira Station, 30 minutes by car from Saku IC on Joshinetsu Expressway

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