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Rokko-Shidare Observatory

This observatory offers one of the best views in all of Kansai. Features a remarkable tree-like architectural design.

CloseOperating Hours
Spring
April to Jun
None10:00 ~ 20:30(Front desk closes)
Summer
July to August
Autumn
September to November
Winter
December to March
Mar. 5 & 6,201910:00~21:00
※Shorten Operating Hours from Jan. 7,2019 to Mar. 8

*Operation hours may change due to weather conditions.

An architectural masterpiece of Japan. Designed by the famous architect, Hiroshi SANBUCHI, with the image of a large tree standing on Mt. Rokko. The materials for its frames, walls and floors are Japanese cypress from Yoshino, Nara Prefecture, which are often used for Japanese bathtubs.

Event

Lightscape in Rokko

State-of-the-art LED lighting is used to express in lights the four seasons on Mt. Rokko.

The theme of this year is The Pillow Book. The scenery described by Sei Shonagon has been loved by the Japanese for generations. The theme itself will change to match four seasons: "spring dawn", "summer night sky", "autumn sunset" and "early winter morning". Enjoy different views in each season.

Open for businessSchedule
OpenOperating Hours
Spring
April to Jun
Mar. 10 ~ May 30The Light show starts after sunset .
Summer
July to August
Jun. 1 ~ Sep. 6
Autumn
September to November
Sep. 7 ~ Nov. 30
Winter
December to March
Dec. 1, 2018 ~ Jan. 6, 2019
※Shorten Operating Hours from Jan. 7, 2019 to Mar. 8

*Operation hours may change due to weather conditions.