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Himeji City Science Museum (nicknamed, the "Atom Building") is a comprehensive science museum opened in the suburbs of Himeji in 1993.
In August 2009, the museum exhibits underwent a complete rennovation, introducing permanent exhibits on the second to fourth floors ("The Earth and Nature of Himeji," "Science Around Us," and "Our Universe," as well as one of the largest planetariums in Japan, renovated in March 2013, with 284 seats in a 27-meter-diameter dome. A variety of presentations and events are also held frequently, including special exhibitions in the special exhibition room on the first floor.

Guided tours of the stars in our sky by expert commentators in one of Japan's largest planetariums.
Tour and experience the permanent exhibits on the three themes of "The Earth and Nature of Himeji," "Science Around Us," and "Our Universe."
Time required: 2 hours
Number of possible participants: 500
Reservations: Not required *Reservations are required for groups of 20 or more.

Basic Information

  • Toilet Available

    Toilet Available

  • Restaurant On-site

    Restaurant On-site

  • Parking Available

    Parking Available

  • Shop Available

    Shop Available

  • Coin locker available

    Coin locker available

  • WiFi available

    WiFi available

  • Accepts credit cards

    Accepts credit cards

Bus: Take Shinki Bus to "Hoshiko-kan-mae" bus stop
Car: 10 minutes from the Himeji Nishi Interchange on the Sanyo Expressway
Space for about 70 cars (Free) *More parking is also available at nearby Sakurayama Park Parking Lot (Free)
Business Hours
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
Permanent exhibition: Adults 600 yen / Elementary, junior high and high school students 210 yen
Planetarium: Adults 600 for adults / Elementary, junior high and high school students 210 yen
Tuesdays (open when Tuesday is a national holiday), the day after national holidays (open on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays), New Year's holidays (December 27th - January 3rd), and other irregular days
Barrier-Free Information
No steps at entrance /No steps in hallway / Wheelchair accessible toilet / Wheelchair rental service / Elevator for wheelchair users
1470-15 Aoyama, Himeji, Hyogo 671-2222
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