Tanegashima island

Tanegashima Space Center

Biggest rocket launch site in Japan
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The Tanegashima Space Center is surrounded by blue waters and white sand beaches, and is said to be the worlds most beautiful rocket launch site.
The Museum of Space Science and Technology has displays showing the many fields of space science. This facility makes it easy and fun to learn about space science.
At the museum shop various goods related to space and Japan's space agency JAXA are available for purchase.

A tour of the Tanegashima Space Center launch facilities lead by a fulltime guide is available with advanced reservation.
Please contact the Tanegashima Space Center facilities tour desk (tel. 0997-26-9244).
Reservations will be taken on a first come first serve basis.
Entrance into the Space Center will generally not be allowed on launch days and engine test days.

Basic Information

Closed days Mon       [Notes] 29 Dec. - 1 Jan.
  • Observation Tour ¥0
Facilities tour Scheduled holidays: Mondays (or Tuesday if Monday is a holiday), New years (Dec. 29th~Jan. 1st)
Tour durration 75 minutes.
Tour times (3 times a day) 11:00, 13:30, 15:30.
Telephone Number0997-26-2111  ※Japan's International Country Code is 81
Address 鹿児島県熊毛郡南種子町茎永字麻津   Directions
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