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 week 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!

5.0in the last week

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.

5.0a month ago

Been there for 4hours, the exhibition is amazing. Not only showing the most updated scientific news and the frontier of fundamental physics, it also reminds us of the nature of science. What is life , what does it mean to be alive and how to make humanity survive in the future. It’s a museum for adults, packaged as a kid’s museum. For fathers and mothers, don’t find a place to sit and wait for your kids, look around and you too, will find yourself amazed by the new discoveries of science and the inner search of identity as a human.

2.0a week ago

Not very easy to navigate if you don't speak Japanese.. Staff was very kind but really felt there should have been a lot more interactive displays than there were. One thing that was awesome was seeing Assimo in action! The white robot that can kick a ball and good on one foot.

5.02 months ago

This museum is definitely worth checking out. A wide variety of exhibitions that demonstrate various modern and historical technologies. It is a very hands on experience, so it is great for children and adults alike. They have various short films that you can view in their dome. The one we saw about string theory and the different dimensions was.. Interesting. Not the best quality in terms of graphics, but the content was engaging. It is slightly out of the way, however is near some other interesting sites and museums that you can see while you on are on this little island, including a ferris wheel. Recommended!

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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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