Saitama Space Museum

Saitama Space Museum

Saitama Space Museum
This is a huge hit with young children. They turn the wheel to power a ball around a rollercoaster

It is quite small and you wouldn’t need a lot of time if you aren’t paying into the planetarium as well, but its a nice little spot for kids. Particularly if you want to get in from the rain and / or heat. If the weather suits, make a day (or half a day) of it with a visit to Besshonuma Park, also in Urawa, Saitama City.

Planetarium Information

Chibi Maruko chan planetarium show Saitama Space Museum 2024
From the official website

The ‘show’ at the planetarium changes frequently. There are usually four or five different shows. During spring break and summer holidays there are several showings per day, but on a regular weekday there is only one. From June 1st to Friday July 19th the daily planetarium show is Dinosaur Survival. It is on weekdays at 3.50 pm and on once on weekends at 12 noon, except for July 7th when ‘My First Planetarium’ event is on. There is also a Chibi Maruko planetarium show on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and Friday July 19th at 10 am and 2 pm. (On the 19th it will only be on at 2 pm and there is no 10 am showing on public holiday July 15th). Official timetable from June 1st to July 19th 2024.

Special Exhibition

The “Impressive Tyrannosaurus World 2024” exhibition will be at the museum from Saturday May 18th to Sunday July 7th 2024. They will have a dinosaur paper craft workshop, in collaboration with the exhibition, on Saturday June 15th and Saturday June 22nd. Official event page.

Information and Access

Address: さいたま市青少年宇宙科学館 2-3-45 Komaba, Urawa-city, Saitama, Japan
URL: Official website
TEL:  048-881-1515
Cost: Free entry to the museum, **the planetarium is 510 yen per adult or 200 yen for students aged 4 and up
Opening hours: 9.00 – 17.00
Holidays: Mondays except for public holidays. Closed for New Year from December 28th to January 4th.
By train – Take a bus from either Urawa or Kita Urawa stations for 「宇宙科学館入口」
By car – 15 minutes from Urawa Interchange


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