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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4.0in the last week
This was a fun experience, but I am glad I arrived on a special day (science week) when they gave free entry. It was good, but doesn't compare to other cool science museums like the one in London. For a super cool, technology loaded country like Japan I was expecting a little more 'wow'. Asimo robot was great though, loved the demo.. The android robots were funky too. The rest was less interactive and more heavier science through the medium of reading or watching, so didn't get on with it as fab. Each to their own though...
5.02 weeks ago
Really cool place! They have all types of new technology on display and a lot of it is interactive. Almost everything is in English as well as Japanese so foreign visitors will enjoy it as well. I recommend the robot demonstration to both adults and kids. There's lots of interactive exhibits that kids may not completely understand, but they will definitely enjoy playing with things anyway.
4.02 weeks ago
A lot of displays which appeals more to children. The sheer variety of these displays is enough to entertain even adults. This was the only museum I visited over any other because I expected a futuristic museum and be awed by modern Japan. Alas, I wasn’t. The globe was not modern. The concept of the exhibit is more textbook like instead of inspiring. But I’m giving it four stars because of he variety and the museum building itself.
5.0in the last week
This Science Museum is a lot of fun. It provides interactive exhibits and also displays ASIMO, the humanoid robot created by Honda. This is the one that was built in 2011 and currently speaks in both Japanese and English with shows during the day at the museum.
In the center of the atrium area, there is a huge digital globe of the Earth which can display various information from real time data. It's an amazing sight to see. Getting to the museum is easy off of the Yurikome Line.
4.03 weeks ago
You will love this place if you like Museums and Science. The famous ASIMO robot is here. So many interesting and innovative exhibits. Dome Theatre is awesome and only 30 pieces English audio available. I watch "Man from 9 dimensions" which has super cool 3D. This place has a lot, takes atleast more than a half day to explore it fully. Also has a restaurant on the top floor. Take a look at the pictures for more details regarding ticket prices and others.
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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