OpenVaries by program; advance confirmation required
ClosedMondays (Closed when Monday is a holiday), New Year holidays, special closures, program changeovers
This is Sakai’s only planetarium, opened following renovations in March 2012. During regularly-scheduled projections, visitors can enjoy a rich program suitable for a wide range of audiences, adults and children alike. Varied planetarium programming that changes with the season is offered together with night sky commentary. Two highly-recommended special programs are Planetarium Aka-chan OK!, which offers parents with babies a chance to enjoy the facility, and Evening Platenarium, which runs from the evening and is geared toward adult visitors. Sofia Sakai Planetarium is your opportunity to enjoy immersive astronomical projection in a full-sky planetarium dome.
Location〒 599-8273 Sakai City Academy Culture Center, 1426 Fukaishimizucho, Naka-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka
Directions12-minute walk from Fukai Station on the Semboku Rapid Line
PriceGeneral admission ¥510, children 4 - 14, ¥250, free admission for persons with disabilities, Sakai City residents 65 and over, and children under 4
*Discount available for groups of 20 and up
Tel072-270-8110 (Cultural Center)