Chihaya Nature and Astronomy Museum 0

Stars viewed from the top of Mt. Kongo, the roof of Osaka, are exquisitely beautiful. At this museum, visitors can experience wonders of nature with friendly guides.

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  • Open

    April - September 10:00 - 16:30 (*Weekends and holidays 10:00 - 17:00)
    October - November 10:00 - 16:30
    December - March 10:00 - 16:00
  • Closed

    Tuesdays (closed the following day when holidays fall on Tuesday), New Year holidays (12/29 - 1/4)
    *Note that visiting is possible when closed
    *Open every day during summer camp period (7/15 - 8/31)

In the southeast part of Osaka Prefecture is Chihayaakasaka-mura, the only remaining mura (an administrative division equivalent to village) in the prefecture. At a height of 1,000 m on Mt. Kongo (a municipal ropeway is available), there are the vast Fumin-no-Mori Chihaya Enchi Park and its core communications facility, the Chihaya Stars and Nature Museum. The museum was designed in consideration of environmental protection, installing Eco Loop, wind power generation, and other eco-friendly facilities. The museum introduces Mt. Kongo's plants, birds, and other animals, by exhibiting related photos, videos, sounds, and other materials. A learning space equipped with computers and books is also available. A star observatory with a sliding roof is installed with a 400 mm-diameter astronomical telescope. Star watching events are held once or twice a month except in winter. The museum also provides a variety of programs to experience nature. The park facilities include a campground, cottages, and the municipal accommodation facility Konanso.

  • Location

    〒 585-0051 1313-2 Chihaya, Chihayaakasaka-mura, Osaka
  • Directions

    Board a Kongo bus for Chihaya Ropeway from Tondabayashi Station on the Kintetsu Nagano Line; roughly a 10-minute walk from Kongo-san Station on the Mount Kongo Ropeway
  • Price

    Free
  • Tel

    0721-74-0056
  • Fax

    0721-74-0056
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