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 month 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...

5.02 months ago

Really cool place! They have all types of new technology on display and a lot of it is interactive. Almost everything is in English as well as Japanese so foreign visitors will enjoy it as well. I recommend the robot demonstration to both adults and kids. There's lots of interactive exhibits that kids may not completely understand, but they will definitely enjoy playing with things anyway.

3.0a month ago

It felt like a place to take your kids, not a place for a couple of adult grown ups. The "Under construction" exhibition is extremely basic and feel like a catch to sell toys to children at the end. The Earth Globe is interesting. The explanation in English was almost non existing. I would not recommend this place unless you want to take your kids there.

5.02 weeks ago

Wow. Great exhibits. Engaging for children and adults but maybe a little more geared toward school-aged children than 30-year-olds. Can participate in new technology and there are lots of different places to learn new things. Not far away is a wonderful park with a bridge.

2.0a month ago

Beautiful museum with great architecture. However, I was disappointed by the lack of hands-on activities for kids. Most of it was eyes-on, which is a bit surprising given the interest that Japan has in maintaining its place in the technological superpowers. Other countries have far superior Science centers that are built around the concept of generating interest in kids. This place did not have that.

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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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