Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum

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Kakamigahara has a long relationship with aircraft; the adjacent Gifu Airbase opened in 1917 and is now the nation’s oldest existing airbase and the local Kawasaki Heavy Industries factory has been manufacturing aircraft in the city since 1922.

The museum has over 25 aircraft on display including research aircraft, experimental craft, helicopters, human-powered aircraft, fighter jets, transport planes, a reproduction of the first aircraft to fly in Japan (the 1910 “Hans Grade”Monoplane), and a display of aircraft manufactured in Kakamigahara. Visitors can also climb aboard and explore some of the bigger aircraft.

  • Open: 09:30 – 16:30* (last entry 30 minutes before closing)
    • *until 16:00 on weekdays from Dec – Feb. Until 17:00 in August.
    • Closed on Tuesdays (except in August) & Dec 27 – Jan 2
  • Admission: Adults 800 Yen, children (JHS and ES) 300 Yen, HS & seniors 500 Yen.
  • Access: From the “Sangyo-bunka-center-mae” (産業文化センター前) bus stop at Meitetsu Kakamigahara Shiyakusho Station (各務原市役所前駅)  take the Fureai Bus to the Kokū-uchū-kagaku-hakubutsukan-mae (航空宇宙科学博物館前) bus stop located outside the museum. Weekdays: 09:06, 11:18, 13:20. Weekends & hols: 09:06, 11:04, 13:20, 13:34. Costs 100 Yen and takes 27 minutes. A free car park is also available.
    Shimogiri-cho 5-1, Kakamigahara City, Gifu Pref 岐阜県各務原市下切町5-1

As well as the aircraft & displays the museum also hosts regular classes.

  • Water Rocket Construction Class 水ロケット製作教室
    • 1000 Yen per family. Maximum 20 families.
    • Pre-registration is required; call in advance or book on the day. Tel: 058-386-8500
    • 60 minute classes are at 11:00 & 14:00 on July 15, 16 & August 12 – 15
  • Clay Animation Class クレイアニメ制作体験教室
    • Using modeling clay, a laptop, and a digital camera children can make their own original animation. Pre-registration is required. Tel: 058-386-8500
    • 500 Yen per person. Open to children of elementary age and up. Takes 40 to 60 minutes, 5 people accepted every 30 minutes.
    • Available 10:30 – 12:00 & 13:30 – 16:00 on July 8, August 5, September 9, October 14 (all Sundays).

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