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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5.0in the last week

Awesome museum with hands-on things to do. Lots of little kids running around but did not stop me from having a great time. They only drawback is a bit of a small hike from nearest monorail station (about 8 minutes) but if you're not rushed for time, you can take the free shuttle that goes to nearby shopping. Very average food at the upstairs restaurant but good views. Asimo shows (11am, 1pm & 2pm?) & the kimono robot lady (11:30 & 2:30??) are only at certain times, so time your activities well. We also watched the 3D movie "Birthday" and really enjoyed that for only ¥300 extra (free enjoyable audio guide - limited supplies). We did pay for the Mammoth exhibition which was a bit pricey and certainly I can see where the money went but most of the signage is only in Japanese (I struggled a little even though I can read basic stuff since there were a lot of technical terms). The rest of the museum has pretty decent enough English explanations.
I could easily have spent the whole day here. I would definitely go again

4.03 weeks ago

It was a great time with my group Tokyo Adventure Kids. The entrance ticket line was very long but the staff were kind and reasonable. They let me go head and catch the movie we were booked to watch and buy entrance tickets later. The Mammoth exhibition was very interesting and it was amazing to see all the different animals from another time. I recommend to buy all tickets ahead of time and plan for the whole day. There are a couple Cafes as well. Hope you enjoy it!

3.0in the last week

I was expecting more future based innovations. It has more innovations from the past, which is still interesting, but not something that is a must see. Note: The Dome on the top floor require special tickets/another ticket and not the regular you get for the showrooms.

5.0in the last week

Great museum with a lot of neat exhibits. I particularly enjoyed the Mammoth exhibit and it was worth the extra money. Asimo to robot makes appearances there and it is entertaining to watch. It was good for an English speaker like me.

4.03 months ago

This was a fun experience, but I am glad I arrived on a special day (science week) when they gave free entry. It was good, but doesn't compare to other cool science museums like the one in London. For a super cool, technology loaded country like Japan I was expecting a little more 'wow'. Asimo robot was great though, loved the demo.. The android robots were funky too. The rest was less interactive and more heavier science through the medium of reading or watching, so didn't get on with it as fab. Each to their own though...

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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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