SPring-8, the large synchrotron radiation facility

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Facilities for Users

Guest House


The Guest House provides accommodation for users conducting experiments at the SPring-8. To stay at the Guest House, users need to make a reservation in advance. For details, please click SPring-8UIsitehere.



The cafeteria is the only place to eat on the SPring-8 campus. Please use the cafeteria to take a break during experiment as well. The cafeteria offers a selection of food: Japanese, Western and Chinese food, noodles, curry, etc. Payment has to be made by transportation ICC (integrated circuit card).

Cafeteria Open Hours
  Breakfast (7:45 - 9:30 am)
  Lunch (11:30 am - 2:00 pm)
  Dinner (5:30 - 7:30 pm)

[IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT] Payment at On-site Cafeteria to be changed from August 2020



An ATM can be found in front of Kirari shop at the entrance of the cafeteria building.
Available time:7:45–20:10
*You can use foreign credit cards to withdraw cash.

Kirari (shop)

shopKirari is located in Cafeteria. The store has snacks such as bread, rice balls and sandwiches, chips, daily necessaries, stationery, newspapers/magazines, West Harima's local specialties, SPring-8 goods, etc. Copy and fax services are also available. For details, please visit the Kirari website (available only in Japanese).

Business hours ( During User Time)
10: 30 ~ 20: 00 (Monday - Friday)
11: 00 ~ 14: 00 (Saturday, Sunday, holiday)

Business hours (During Shutdown period)
10: 30 ~ 15: 00, 17: 00 ~ 20: 00 (Monday - Friday open)
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays are not open.

Health Office


The Health Office is located adjacent to the D3 door of the Storage Ring building. The Health Office has two beds for emergency use (Leave your name in the guest book after use), a wheelchair, body fat monitor/scale, blood pressure meter, optometer, and health-related books. From 9:00 to 17:30 on weekdays, the nurse (Ext. 3299 or Ext. 999) will give adequate first aid to the users who get sick or injured during experiment. The users can also get home medicine at Guest House Front Desk (Ext. 8181). AEDs (automated external defibrillators) are located outside the doors to experimental hall (A1, B1, and C1) and in the Health Office. First aid kits are placed outside the doors to experimental hall (A1, B1, and C1). Stretchers for sick and injured people are available in A1, B1, C1, and D1 areas. For further information, please contact the Health Office at Ext. 3299 or Ext. 999.

Reference Room

The Reference Room is located adjacent to the A2 door of the Storage Ring building and available to users around the clock. Only in the Reference Room, Staff or users can search or look through books and scientific journals. The Reference Room also offers database services by which you can search the JCPDS data (database for X-ray powder diffraction files) through the computer in the Reference Room.

Campus Map

SPring-8 Campus Map

Last modified 2020-11-16 16:42