The main task of this station is the tracking and control of artificial satellites.
This station receives radio waves from artificial satellites, transmits command radio waves to the satellite, according to the situation, and maintain and manage the satellites. In the exhibition room, there are scaled models of rockets and satellites, and a tracking simulator where you can have a hands-on experience of satellite tracking. You can learn environmental change here, too.
This shrine is also known as the shrine of the founding in the BC. Mt. Izu had been worshiped as a holy mountain and a sacred place of Shugendo, Japanese mountain ascetic practices. It was said that Kobo Daishi Kukai (774 – 835), the founder of the Shingon sect also visited.
The site of this shrine is the part of the Kogoi Forest well-known for small cuckoos. You can overlook the Izu sea and Sagami-nada Sea, the sea off the coast of Sagami and Izu Oshima Island, and see Gojinka, the deified volcano, floating in the distance, like a mirage.
This shrine enshrines Izu Okami, which Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147 – 1199), the 1st shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate, devoutly worshiped, and prayed for the retrieval of the Minamoto clan. This shrine has kept the prestige with which Kamakura shogunate (1185 – 1333) admitted this shrine, to guard the eight Edo-period provinces of Kanto.
Aomori City used to be called the village of Utou. Utoujinja shrine was rebuilt by Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, the first Shogun, Great General. It was rebuilt to protect Oshu (Northern Honshu, the region encompassing Mutsu and Dewa province), Mutsu Province, Sotogahama, during the Tohoku, Northern Honshuu, expedition in 807.
This shrine enshrines the Munakata Sanjojin, the three Goddesses of Munakata in Kyushu (southernmost of the four main islands of Japan) Fukuoka. Munakata. The Three Goddess were worshiped by the marine clans and were celebrated as a national god after the 5th century. Utou Mai, which revives its history, is a dedicated prosperity memorial dance created by the Ise Jingu Music Department.
Date Masamune (1567 – 1636), the founder and the first lord of the Sendai Domain, moved Sendai from Iwadeyama Osaki and started to develop Sendaijo Castle and the castle town, when he was 35 years old. That development of the castle town included the construction of main routes in his province and the merging of rivers to transport supplies. That development also included the reconstruction of the shrines and temples, to support the mind and memory of people in the Tohoku Region.
Mutsu Kokubunji temple and Yakushido, the temple dedicated to Yakushi Nyorai, the Buddha of Healing were included in the reconstruction by Masamune, which are now in the historical site parks.