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Tanegashima Space Center

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Address: Asatsuaza, kikunaga,, Kumage-gun Minamitane-cho 891-3793 , Kagoshima Prefecture
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Must see on the Island!

It wouldn't be a trip without paying a visit to the space center. Take the bus tour if you can. Even though it is free, You do have to make a reservation for the tour. A local... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Retta J
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

It wouldn't be a trip without paying a visit to the space center. Take the bus tour if you can. Even though it is free, You do have to make a reservation for the tour. A local friend did this for us or we wouldn't have known to call ahead. Seeing the beautiful launch site up close was very much... More 

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Reviewed 8 September 2015

The museum and tour is all very interesting (and free) but the best thing about the Space Center is, obviously, the rocket launches. They are awe-inspiring. You can watch them from Hase Park, Masuda, or - my personal favorite - a small parking lot near Ebi no Yu.

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