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

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!

5.02 weeks ago

Well spent time, wish we had all day as three hours was not quite enough especially if you buy Dome Theater tickets. The ASIMO demonstration was entertaining, I wish they would expand on it. Lots of useful and informative exhibits targeted at the younger curious minds with a good focus on sustainability and forward thinking. Perfect for teens but also recommended for anyone who enjoys science and technology, well worth the reasonable entrance fee of around 620 yen per adult or 400 yen per student.

5.04 months ago

This was my favourite science museum to have ever visited (Trinity Dublin Science Museum is a decent runner up). Interactive activities throughout make it so enjoyable for kids and adults. We visited the Birthday planetarium experience which was pretty cool but not an essential recommendation. I was impressed with how well complex concepts were explained and how they actively encourage people to think and contribute to the ideas. We spent about 3 hours in the museum, and then pottered around the vicinity, which is also beautiful. Highly recommend!

5.0in the last week

Not your average science museum... really high quality, engaging exhibits on emerging technology and things they didn't teach us parents in school. I can't comment on the round the clock half hour lectures and demonstrations given throughout the museum as though seemed to be in the Japanese language. It was very nice to have most every exhibit with information translated in English as well as Japanese.

5.02 months ago

A great science/tech museum covering innovation and exploration. Convert your unique data to music, use the binary “machine” and accelerate particles: lots of hands-on activities for all ages. Plus, robots! And a replica of part of the ISS. Some English throughout makes it accessible. Separate listening devices for the planetarium/3-d shows (worth the extra charge). Easy to spend half a day here.

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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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