National Museum of Science

Sightseeing information about National Museum of Science in Japan.

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

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.

4.0a week ago

Good science museum, specially for kids. Although if you are looking for the Paris or Munich experience this is not the place. Advantage is that in one day you can have a pretty good broad number of topics to cover. Didn't stay longer than 4 hours so I can not judge food possibilities if I had to stay full day. Interesting open concept and exhibitions are interesting

5.0a week ago

A fun science museum for kids. Lots of interactive corners where you can actually run around and touch things like the robots and your body parts mirrored on a huge screen, so if you’re alone as an adult you won’t be able to enjoy it as much as when you come as a family(or as a kid). It’s hard to instill that enthusiasm of science to youngsters though, so I think the interactive approach is appropriate enough to preadolescents.

4.0a month ago

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.

4.03 weeks ago

As an adult, this is a very cool museum exposing Japan's latest advances in tech and robotics. One interesting attraction is on the main floor where you send 1 bit of data over the internet to a recipient. Also the big hanging globe sphere is nothing seen before. Pay attention to the Honda robot demonstration happening every hour, you'll feel like in a sci-fi movie. Going to the floor above is cool, but there's nothing much interactive over there. The studio demo booth explaining the human body is nice though, you get to sit in a private cinema alone for 10 minutes. Overall 2 hours is entirely enough to visit this museum, and taking the monorail above water to go there, crossing the rainbow bridge is something on its own!

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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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