Fitted with 360-degree digital dome theatres, Konica Minolta Planetaria is an excellent place to go if you wanted a break from Tokyo's brightly lit nighttime skyline and gaze up at a star-filled galaxy. Constellations, however, aren’t the only thing that get projected onto these immersive dome ceilings.
This summer, the planetarium in Yurakucho is putting on a special tribute to legendary rock band Queen. The programme, which begins in July and runs through late November, features 80 minutes of the British band’s greatest hits, concert footage and commentary from Queen’s legendary lead guitarist Brian May.
The 360-degree experience is one that a number of planetariums around the world have hosted following its 2001 debut in Germany, but it’s taken a while for the immersive spectacle to reach Japan. In honour of the band and its legacy, the planetarium's cafe will be serving an exclusive beverage created for the event called 'Delilah', made with the Twinings Earl Grey tea that Freddie Mercury liked to drink at Garden Lodge.
Tickets can be purchased up to three days before a screening. Screening dates for August onwards will be announced at a later time.