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Gifu-Kakamigahara Air and Space Museum

The only Japanese museum specialized in authentic aviation and space, boasting the biggest number of real crafts on display in Japan.

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Kakamigahara City has long been active in producing air crafts, where Japan’s only full-scale aviation and space museum is located. It is nicknamed Sorahaku.

On the vast 9,400m² premises, Japan’s biggest 43 craft collection - real 34 planes and 9 life-size models - are on display.

In the aviation area, the only remaining Ki-61 Hien that was produced in Kakamigahara, biplanes, and jets are proudly laid out in chronological order. The passenger craft / small jet simulator is everyone’s favorite.

The space area shows the history of space exploration through displays and hands-on equipment. A full-scale model of the Japanese Experiment Module, Kibo, at the International Space Station (ISS) is a realistic recreation into the interior details. Spacesuits and the full-scale model of the asteroid explorer, Hayabusa 2, are intriguing.

There is a theater where you can watch the dynamic story about aviation and space. Be sure to check out Space Museum Cafe with the original menu and Museum Shop offering goods limited to the Space Museum.

Highlights

  • 34 actual crafts and 9 full-scale models, 43 in all on display.
  • In the aviation area, note the real Ki-61 Hien.
  • In the space area, see the full-scale models of Kibo and Hayabusa 2.

Photos

  • In the vast aviation area, 20 real crafts are laid out such as experiments after the War or helicopters

    In the vast aviation area, 20 real crafts are laid out such as experiments after the War or helicopters

  • The jet simulator makes you feel like a pilot

    The jet simulator makes you feel like a pilot

  • The space area lets you learn about the deep space with fun

    The space area lets you learn about the deep space with fun

  • Space Museum Cafe offers original menu in the image of planes and space

    Space Museum Cafe offers original menu in the image of planes and space

  • Museum Shop with lots of original goods related to the Space Museum

    Museum Shop with lots of original goods related to the Space Museum

  • 4 Large airplanes are displayed outdoor

    4 Large airplanes are displayed outdoor

Reviews

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  • 王秀秀

    小朋友的夢想是開飛機,來這裡幫他實現夢想。

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Details

Name in Japanese
岐阜かかみがはら航空宇宙博物館
Postal Code
504-0924
Address
5-1 Shimogiricho, Kakamigahara City, Gifu
Telephone
058-386-8500
Closed
1st Tuesday of the month (If it falls on a holiday, closed on the following weekday. Open throughout August), December 28 - January 2
* May be temporarily closed on other days
Hours
10:00am-5:00pm(Weekends and holidays 10:00am-6:00pm)
* Last admission is 30 minutes before closing
Admission
Adult: 800 yen, High schooler and senior citizen 60 and older: 500 yen, Middle schooler and younger: Free
Directions
From Meitetsu Kakamigahara Line, Kakamigahara Shiyakusho Mae Station, ride Kakamigahara City Fureai Bus, Kawashima Line for 15 min, get off at Air and Space Museum, and walk a short distance.
Credit Cards
Accepted (Visa, Mastercard, JCB, American Express etc.)
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)