National Museum of Science (Miraikan)4.8
Also known as Miraikan, this science museum in Odaiba is a high-tech showcase of Japan's cutting-edge technology. The 7-story building houses interactive exhibits in the fields of space technology, life science, robotics, etc., with a variety of hand-on activities catering to children and adults alike. The 3D image theater on the 6th floor features programs exploring the beginning and full expanse of the universe.
Entering the museum, the first thing you notice is a giant 'geo-cosmos' globe in the atrium, representing the Earth with 1 million LED light bulbs to look like a floating, spherical video display. Other popular highlights include the demonstration of the humanoid and baby seal robots, virtual-reality rides to explore into space, and the life-size sections of an space station and a deep-sea submarine.
The museum is so huge that a half day is not enough to see all the exhibits. After this museum, enjoy a dip in Oedo Onsen Monogatari or watch a beautiful sunset near the Rainbow Bridge.
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Airport/Sta.Yurikamome line Fune-no-kagakukan St. (about 400m) Google Transit
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5.0in the last week
It was really a fun experience to see the scientific development in Japan. It's basically for kids. Everything is explained in Japanese and English. So it is not difficult to understand. The best part was the Robot dance and the hanging globe. However, I feel considering the size of the museum, they can put some more scientific things as there was lot of dead space. Altogether it's a good place to visit when you are in Tokyo.
4.0in the last week
Very good exhibits, but need more robots. On a bio-civilization note, they are very forward thinking about waste, reuse and recycling. Great on advanced disease prevention, but focused on not changing human eating behaviour. There was no mention of going vegan to save earth's resources and prevent human disease. I noted a kid seminar where they asked (the children) how many kilos of beef they get from a cow. How about bushels of corn per hectare? Anyway, the culture is still biased. However, I do respect the effort they put forth.
5.0a month ago
Really fun experience. Great place for both kids and adults. Lots of learning through fun. You'd need 3+ hours to see everything. Also, make sure to check out the robot demonstration.
5.03 months ago
All main exhibits had both English and Japanese descriptions, and the special exhibit had a page of English with a reference number to each item on display.
It was amazing to see all of the different technology. The exhibits were exciting and each one was very different. Seeing Asimo was a highlight of the day, even stayed to watch it twice. Definitely could spend a full day there, especially if you are seeing the extra exhibition.
Would highly recommend to anyone, both young and old.
5.03 months ago
This is a great and very interactive museum. I wouldn't recommend it for very young kids though. Your kids should be at least 5 to enjoy must of the installations. The space ship was particularly cool. I also liked the playground area, make sure you get tickets in time.
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The visitors are immediately fascinated by Geo Cosmos which has been designed by the Museum master, Mr. Mori, who became the first Japanese astronaut. Geo Cosmos is the earth which he observed from the space. Besides, you can enjoy t...
The visitors are immediately fascinated by Geo Cosmos which has been designed by the Museum master, Mr. Mori, who became the first Japanese astronaut. Geo Cosmos is the earth which he observed from the space.
Besides, you can enjoy the humnoid robot performace, and the therapy dog will console your heart. Please experience Japanese cutting-edge technologies