Enoura Observatory will be open in the evening for special full moon viewings five times a year starting from April. Hours for each viewing will differ according to the time of the moonrise above Sagami Bay. Details will be posted on our homepage. Reservations for the first viewing on Monday, April 26, will start being accepted from Monday, March 1.
[From Hiroshi Sugimoto]
Flowers of Rape
The moon in the East
The sun in the West
[Trans. R.H. Blyth]
This haiku about a full moon is by the poet Yosa Buson. 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.
[Full Moon Viewings in 2021]
Monday, April 26, 4:00pm-7:00pm *This is the day before the full moon.
Sunday, August 22, 4:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday, October 21, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Friday, November 19, 2:30pm-5:30pm
Sunday, December 19, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Information on the first viewing is as follows:
Date: Monday, April 26
Admission price: 3,300 yen (tax included)
Reservations will start being accepted from Monday, March 1.
Please note that the moon may not be visible depending on the weather conditions that evening.