August 15th of the old calendar is called “Chushu”, or also called “Chushu no Migetsu” (harvest moon). Minkaen collaborates with Seishonen-Kagakukan to celebrate the harvest moon.
In Minkaen, explanation about decoration of Jugoya (night of a full moon) is given while in Seishonen-Kagakukan , “moon viewing in the night planetarium” is held. Each museum uniquely contributes to celebrate Jugoya
Since the operating hours is extended until 8 pm, visitors can have the unique experience of enjoying the harvest moon in the beautiful evening atmosphere of Minkaen.

Moon Observation at Minkaen

Moon Observation at Minkaen

  • Date: Oct. 4th (Wed.)
  • Fee: Admission only
  • Free to join on the spot.

Walking around Minkaen at Jūgoya
You can experience ‘Light in the old days’
*Shortened in case of rain

  • Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM (no entrance after 7:30 PM)

Talking about Jūgoya
The staff of Minkaen and Seishonen-Kagakukan explains decoration of Jūgoya and moon viewing

  • Time: 5:00 PM – (about 20 min.)
  • Meeting place: The Sasaki house(6)

Moon Observation at Minkaen
Observation of Chūshū no Meigetsu(harvest moon) with a telescope
*Cancelled in case of rain or cloudy

  • Time: 6:00 PM –7:30PM
  • Meeting place: Seishonen-kagakukan