【Official】Seiwa Kogen no Yado

Following the government's declaration of emergency and the announcement of the postponement of the suspension period of GoTo Travel, the suspension period will be extended as follows for new reservations for GoTo Travel application on Jalan net.You can also find it on the Official GoTo Travel website.

Handling of Go To Travel Business related to nationwide travel accompanying a state of emergency
Regarding the Go To Travel business, the application of this business has been suspended nationwide from December 28, 2nd year of Reiwa to Monday, January 11th, 3rd year of Reiwa.
We are pleased to inform you that we have decided to extend the suspension measures for the handling of this project related to travel nationwide in response to the announcement of the state of emergency.
1. 1. About the handling of nationwide travel accompanying the state of emergency
(1) Handling of new reservations and existing reservations
Regardless of new reservations or existing reservations, the application of this project will be suspended from January 12th (Tuesday) to February 7th (Sunday) nationwide.
*For travel and accommodation products after Monday, February 1, sales to which this project is applied have not been permitted.
2. Handling of cancellation
(1) Handling of new reservations and existing reservations
(1) Existing reservation (Thursday, January 7th, 18:00) This is a travel reservation that applies this project.) Can be canceled free of charge from 18:00 on Monday, December 14th to Sunday, January 17th.

Notice of temporary closure

  • Notice of temporary closure

    In response to Kumamoto Prefecture's own state of emergency due to the recent spread of the new coronavirus infection, the museum will be temporarily closed as follows.
    We apologize for the inconvenience, but please understand.
    In addition, we will inform you at any time on the homepage as it may change depending on the infection situation.
    Please check the information page for details or the calendar page for the schedule.

Notice of suspension of GOTO Travel Campaign for departures from 12/28 to 1/11

  • Government Announcement GOTO Travel Campaign Suspension of New Year Holidays

    Regardless of new reservations or existing reservations, the application of this project will be suspended nationwide from December 28th (Monday) to January 11th (Monday) as follows.
    For trips that accompany accommodation, discounts are not available if the travel itinerary includes accommodation between Monday, December 28th and Monday, January 11th.If you check out on Monday, December 28th, you will not be staying on Monday, December 28th and will be eligible for a discount (regional coupons can be used until the same day.).
    Please contact the observatory for details.

To make a reservation for GoTo Travel, please apply from "Jalan net"(Members Only)

  • Approved as an accommodation for the GoTo Travel Campaign

    ★Reservation for accommodation applying the GoTo Travel Campaign
    To make a reservation using the GoTo Travel Campaign, please register as a member from "Jalan net" and apply.
    You can book at a discounted room rate.
    Please note that this does not apply to reservations made by phone or made through the website reservation site.
    (For details, please see the "Seiwa Kogen no Yado Page".)

    ★Measures to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection
    As a business operator participating in the GoTo travel business, we fully understand and thoroughly implement the "Measures to prevent the spread of infection" that is a condition for participation.
    (For details, please see the "Information Page".)

Request regarding entry into the premises outside business hours

  • Please leave when closing (22:00)

    Thank you for visiting the Seiwa Plateau Astronomical Observatory.
    The property is open from 14:00 to 22:00 and is not allowed to enter the premises outside business hours.(Excluding guests)
    Regardless of whether or not you participate in the astronomical observation society, we ask for your cooperation in exiting after the business hours are over.
     Those who wish to use the facility after 22:00 for the purpose of astrophotography, etc. need to apply for a license.Please contact the observatory in advance.


  • January 2021

    ◆Astronomical observation party
    For the time being, the following operations will be carried out to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection.
    ・By appointment only:Up to 45 people a day(Including guests)
    ・The observation time will be limited to prevent three-way traffic.
    ・If you do not have a reservation, please contact us as we may decline observations.
    ・Observation time(3 times in total:Please let us know your preferred time zone when making a reservation)
     (1) From 19:00 (2) From 20:00 (3) From 21:00
    ・Up to 15 people per observation

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Facility information

  • Seiwa Plateau Astronomical Observatory

    Aso Seiwa Plateau Astronomical Observatory is located on the south outer ring of Aso and is located in Minamoto-machi Inaokahara (commonly known as Seiwa Plateau), with an altitude of 700 m and a good 360-degree view.
    You can enjoy Mt Aso the north side and the 1000 m class Kyushu Mountains on the south side, and enjoy the best location.
    There are few city lights and the air is clear, so you can enjoy a lot of starry sky.

    ・east longitude:131.06
    ・north latitude:32.44
  • Seiwa Kogen no Yado

    This lodge type accommodation is located on the west side of Seiwa Plateau Astronomical Observatory.(A total of 10 buildings)
    Why don't you stay overnight at Seiwa Kogen no Yado and play with the stars all night long?

    An accommodation plan with dinner and astronomical observation is also available.
  • Restaurant"Seiza no Mori (woods)"

    At restaurant Seiza no Mori (woods), super-sized yakiniku is a standard menu.
    It is served as dinner for in-house guests.

    Snacks and coffee are also available.
    Please drop in when you come to Seiwa Plateau.
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Hotel Name

Seiwa Kogen no Yado


1238-14 Imuta, Yamato Town, Kamimashiki County, Kumamoto Prefecture

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60 minutes from the expressway (Oike Takayama IC, Matsubase IC) towards Takachiho, 40 minutes from Minamiaso Village, 15 minutes from Roadside Station Seiwa Bunraku Mura
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Reservations and Inquiries

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