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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4.0a week ago

Science museum that focus on future science development and issues. These are more appreciated by teenagers rather kids. However, the robot demonstration is a highlight and suitable to all ages. Note that most of the display is in Japanese but the staff are very helpful and can speak simple English.

3.0in the last week

It's a mediocre museum substantially improved by the fact you can watch a demonstration from the famous robot ASIMO. The building is very nice however the museum inside isn't all that much. I guess a good place to spend an hour or two if you have nothing else to do in the Tokyo Bay area.

3.0a month ago

Everything in Japan is just a bit different. I expected a museum showcasing the latest discoveries, instead it's more focused on the means with which to make discoveries. The best exhibit was definitely the space shuttle exhibit, getting an insight into life as an astronaut.

It wasn't really what I was looking for though. Will definitely remember the creepy human looking robots though and the board showing gradual advances in robotics.

5.02 weeks ago

Really good museum. Not big but you will learn a lot. Really good experience, I've been surprised.

5.0a month ago

We went there to see Asimo but we're pleasantly surprised by everything else that was there. It was incredibly detailed and informative without being boring. The staff were awesome too, always trying their best to explain things in English which was really nice.

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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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