LOOK: This Planetarium in Japan Is Inside a Castle

Looks at the stars, look how they shine for you.

Fujihashi Castle and West Mino Planetarium
332-1 Tsurumi, Ibigawa, Ibi District, Gifu Prefecture
Contact: +81-585-52-2611
Open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily except on Mondays and Tuesdays starting April 3, 2019. If the Monday or Tuesday falls on a holiday, then the facility is closed on the following weekday. The planetarium is also closed during the winter months. Fee: ¥500 (ages 16 and above)

If you’re looking for a unique experience in Japan, how does looking at the stars from a castle sound? In Gifu prefecture, you can see the Milky Way and millions of stars from
Fujihashi Castle and West Mino Planetarium’s state-of-the-art projection screening.

Apart from the starlit sky, the galaxy is also projected using the MEGASTAR-IIB.

From the parking lot outside, you can also admire the actual starlit sky at night. If you time your visit right, you just might be lucky enough to witness the majestic Milky Way.

You can also find the Fujihashi Historical Museum within the vicinity.

Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokai Walker™ (20 February 2019)

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