Group visits

Important Notice

Group visits can only be arranged by phone reservation in advance. ※No reservation on rainy days. *As included in 10/2 the application document has changed. Please check the terms of service, fill out necessary matters, and then apply by FAX together with the Group Observation Application Form.

Group visits can only be arranged on weekdays. Please check the details below and apply through a phone call. Be mindful that we might need to invite guests of the same group to enter at different time intervals, your cooperation is appreciated.

  • No re-entry
  • No reservations for visits on weekends (Saturday, Sunday, and holidays)/ during peak seasons.

Period open for reservation

Reservation can be made 6 months to 1 day in advance.

Counting from the next business day for Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.
(e.g.) On April 1st, 2023, you can make the reservation until the end of October

Business hours of our Group Visit Reservation Center

9:30 am – 5:00 pm (closed on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, and during the New Year period)

Admission fees

General group visit (over 20 visitors)

Sections Observatory Aquarium Konica Minolta Planetarium
Manten
Ancient Orient Museum
(General exhibition)
Adult (high school pupils or above) JPY 630 JPY 2,400 JPY 1,280 JPY 500
  • JPY 400 for students
Children (elementary school & junior high school pupils) JPY 450 JPY 1,200 JPY 1,280 (junior high school pupils)
JPY 800(elementary school pupils)
JPY 100
Kindergarteners & nursery school pupils JPY 220 JPY 700 JPY 800 Free admission (kindergarteners & nursery school pupils)
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Remarks

Konica Minolta Planetarium Manten
  • 1.
    Group visit reservations apply to weekdays only (except for specified days).
  • 2.
    Group visit to the planetarium is limited to groups with 20 to 50 visitors.
  • 3.
    3.Learning programs for kindergartners & elementary school pupils are available at Konica Minolta Planetarium Manten. Please do not hesitate to contact us for inquiries. (Only for groups with over 40 visitors; limited to the 10:00 am section)
    Learning programs for kindergartners & elementary school pupils are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays only.
Ancient Orient Museum
  • 1.
    Be mindful that we might not be able to accommodate group visit reservations during some periods.
  • 2.
    Admission fees might vary to the availability of special exhibitions.

School group (no limit on the number of visitors)

Sections Observatory Aquarium Konica Minolta Planetarium
Manten
Ancient Orient Museum
(General exhibition)
High school pupils JPY 560 JPY 2,100 JPY 800 JPY 400
Children (elementary school & junior high school pupils) JPY 400 JPY 1,050 JPY 800 (junior high school pupils)
JPY 500(elementary school pupils)
JPY 100
Kindergarteners & nursery school pupils JPY 200 JPY 650 JPY 500 Free admission (kindergarteners & nursery school pupils)
Academic staff Refer to ※1・2・3 below
Parental guardians When the number exceeds the number of pupils/kindergartners, extra visitors shall pay the full admission fee (for adults).
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  • ※1TWO free admissions for academic staff for EVERY TEN pupils/kindergartners at the observatory and aquarium. When the number of staff exceeds that of pupils/kindergartners, extra visitors shall pay the full admission fee (for adults).
  • ※2Free admission for all academic staff up to the same number of pupils/kindergartners at Konica Minolta Planetarium Manten Ancient Orient Museum, extra visitors shall pay the full admission fee (for adults).
  • ※3No admission fee exemptions for trainees, volunteers, and caregivers.

School group refers to the following academic facilities that fall under Article 1 of the School Education.

  • Kindergartens and nursery schools
  • Elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools
  • International schools (same admission fees for local pupils)
  • Either one photographer or a nurse (one person only) is free (revised: 2023/11/1)
    Konica Minolta Planetarium Manten and Ancient Orient Museum offers free admission for adults up to the same number as accompanied students or preschoolers. For additional adults beyond this number, regular adult group rates apply.
  • No other discounts shall be used under the same reservations of school groups.
  • No admission fee exemption for any babies and toddlers.

You might use the "School Trip/voluntary study discount coupon" for school trips/ voluntary training group activities (limited to usage in Tokyo). Please call us to make your reservation, download the application form, fill out all the necessary information, and submit it to the ticket box upon your visit.

When your group involves persons with disabilities

Please present the original copy of your Physical Disability Certificate, Mental Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate (“Ainotecho”, “Midorinotecho” etc.) or specific medical expenses (designated incurable diseases) as well as the HOME page of the “MIRAIRO ID” (smartphone application for disabilities). You can check the admission fees onour admission fee page新規タブで開く.

The original copy of your Physical Disability Certificate, Mental Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate (“Ainotecho”, “Midorinotecho” etc.), or specific medical expenses (designated incurable diseases) is compulsory in principle. You might download and fill out the “exemption form” if you have difficulties presenting it. Please submit the form at our ticket box and settle the admission fees at the observatory ticketing counter on the 60th floor. Or, you may present the HOME page of the “MIRAIRO ID” (smartphone application for disabilities).

Bus terminal usage

If you are coming by bus, you can use the bus terminal inside Sunshine City.

Bus terminal

  • Location:Sunshine City Bunka Kaikan Bldg.
  • Usage fees:JPY 900 for every 30 minutes (1 vehicle)/30分
  • Size limits: Vehicle height below 3.8m.
  • By reservation only.
  • Group visits to the aquarium, observatory, Konica Minolta Planetarium Manten, or Ancient Orient Museum with a reservation are entitled to 2-hour free parking. Please approach us to attain a free-parking stamp.
  • Our Group Visit Reservation Center can offer up to 2 parking spaces for coaches. When both parking spaces are occupied, only pick up/drop off is allowed.
  • Our pick-up/drop-off area can accommodate up to 4 coaches.

Please directly approach Sunshine City Bus Terminal instead of the Group Visit Reservation Center if you wish to park your coach only (phone no.) 03-3989-3412 (from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm every day).

Application and reservation flow

Reservation

Please fill out all necessary items on the "Group Visit Application Form" and submit it by FAX for reservation. We are going to reply by FAX (giving a reply on availability). To play safe, please contact us at the number below if you have no reply a few days after your application. Please note that we do not accept bank transfers in advance.

Reservation is accepted up to two days (excluding weekends and holidays) before your visit date.

Sunshine City Group Visit Reservation Center

Inquiry/Consultation

(9:30 am - 5:00 pm; closed on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, Golden Week, and the New Year Period)

Site visit

We are glad to offer one free site-check visit for group visitors (by reservation only). Please either fill out the group visit application form or call our Group Visit Reservation Center for reservation.

  • TWO free admissions for site check for one group with reservation.
    Please apply at least two days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays) before the day of the preview.
  • No free admissions for the 3rd site-check visitor onwards. Walk-in site check visitors (with no reservations) shall pay for their site check visit (general admission fees).
  • Kindly be notified that no exemption/ discount can be offered to the parking service and to external parties for the site check. Your understanding is appreciated.
  • Please note that there will be charges during the preview for parking fees and anyone unaffiliated with the group (regular price).
  • No site visit can be arranged on Saturdays, Sundays, or public holidays, during the Golden Week and Obon Summer vacation period as our facilities will be crowded.
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