National Museum of Science

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National Museum of Science (Miraikan)4.8

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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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5.0a month 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.

5.0a month 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.

5.0a month ago

Amazing museum experience. Totally worth at least half a day. Very exciting for adults probably even more than kids. All the installations are extremely insightful and educational and there's so much to see and do.

5.0a month ago

Exhibits were very state-of-the-art and updated regularly. Local universities and research institutes often run collaborative projects with members of the public. Great food and views of harbor from the top floor restaurant. Highly recommended!

5.0a month ago

Absolutely fantastic. Hugely recommended for any person interested in science and scientific advancement. Covers such topics as space exploration, biology, medicine, Earth research, essence of life, technology, design and much more. Dedicate a full day. It's highly recommended for children.

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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

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