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2021.05.16

Special Full Moon Viewing on Sunday, August 22 Enoura

Starting from this April, Enoura Observatory has been holding special full moon viewings several times a year. Hours for each viewing differs according to the time of the moonrise above Sagami Bay.

Next full moon viewing will be held on Sunday, August 22. The reservation will start being accepted from Tuesday, June 1.


[From Hiroshi Sugimoto]

O bright bright
O bright, bright, bright,
O bright, O bright, bright,
Bright, O bright moon.

[Trans. Edward Seidensticker]

This haiku about a full moon is by the abbot Myoe. At Enoura Observatory, one can also contemplate the full moon as it rises above the horizon of Sagami Bay at sundown. With the creeping darkness, you will gradually be bathed in moonlight.

Viewing a full moon is recommended for young people. A full moon might lead to a honeymoon.

Let the mystery of the moon lead to discoveries in your heart.


Information on the next viewing is as follows:
Date: Sunday, August 22
Hours: 4:30pm-7:30pm
Admission price: 3,300 yen (tax included)
Reservations will start being accepted from 10:00am on Tuesday, June 1.

Please note that the moon may not be visible depending on the weather conditions that evening.


[Upcoming Full Moon Viewings in 2021]
Thursday, October 21, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Friday, November 19, 2:30pm-5:30pm
Sunday, December 19, 2:00pm-5:00pm