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National Astronomical Observatory of Japan-Vera Ishigaki Island Observatory Station

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Loved it!

We visited in the morning just as they opened, we hadn't done much research about this place. One... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
Corinne A
Book a show!

We booked the 9pm viewing with the telescope but due to the clouds in the sky, we were unable to... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
SamNSara
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Nov 5, 2018
“Loved it!”
Oct 19, 2018
“Book a show!”
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2389-1 Tonoshiro, Ishigaki 907-0004, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

We visited in the morning just as they opened, we hadn't done much research about this place. One of the scientist spoke english pretty well and did his best to tell us about the telescope and the research they've done there. It was a first...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Corinne A
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We booked the 9pm viewing with the telescope but due to the clouds in the sky, we were unable to use the equipment. However each family got to take a photo with the telescope and it's still amazing to see the massive machine. Then they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SamNSara
Reviewed August 1, 2017

Ishigaki Observatory station provide the best place for star lover. It is a place free to go and let you explore the beautiful planet. Please be noted the telescope need to book and the staff there only speak Japanese. But worth to go

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank _c_kelly_99
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place by accident after getting lost in the park. If we had made an prior appointment to see the stars then I would give it a 5 star rating. Unfortunately, we visited without any appointment and were only able to see...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank miffymiffy
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