Experience flying a rocket to the moon! Travel to Japan and visit Mitaka, one of Japan's few astronomical areas! This is a tour for people of all ages to enjoy, visiting JAXA and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
Does the word "space" excite you? We have put together a tour for people of all ages to enjoy whilst learning about space. Feel like an astronaut at JAXA Chofu Aerospace Center, where you can experience flying a rocket to the International Space Station or the moon on the "Space Mission Simulator" or experience a variety of space missions on the "Hayabusa Simulator". At Mitaka Campus of The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan you can visit an astronomical telescope and also see replicas and visuals of other famous Japanese telescopes that are currently being used abroad. For aircraft lovers, we will visit the hole-in-the-wall Propeller Cafe in between the two facilities!Highlights • Experience flying a rocket to the moon on the Space Mission Simulator and a number of space missions on the Hayabusa Simulator! • Get a tour of an airplane's cockpit. • If you are an aircraft lover, you are going to love the cafe we will visit on this tour! • Visit an astronomical telescope at the Mitaka Campus of The National Astronomical Observatory and also see replicas of Japanese telescopes that are currently being used in Hawaii and Chile. Attractions • JAXA Chofu Aerospace Center • Propeller Cafe • Mitaka Campus of The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan