Central Tokyo may be too bright at night to truly appreciate the starry sky, but that doesn't mean you're limited to just TV documentaries and books to learn about our solar system and the universe at large. Here's where Tokyo's many planetariums come in. These out-of-this-world institutions let you gaze at a reflection of our galaxy in a comfortable setting, doing away with the need to crowd around a telescope out in the deep country. These planetariums not only put on breathtaking shows regaling the wonders of outer space (synchronised to music, no less) – some of them even have unique sofa seats in the shape of clouds or UFOs, thus delivering the full experience for stargazers of all ages.
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