National Museum of Science (Miraikan)4.8
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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Airport/Sta.Yurikamome line Fune-no-kagakukan St. (about 400m) Google Transit
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5.0a week ago
If you want a free ride of Virtual Reality experience, its the best place for you. I visited this place a few days ago. The experience was quite soothing. They also printed a sketch of myself by their automated robotic system. It just took a photo of me and drew a sketch from that. It draws the sketch in front of you with their amazingly smooth robotic architecture.
4.0in the last week
This was a fun place to spend a few hours. Lots of interactive and informative displays. The androids were really cool! Would definitely recommend
5.0a month ago
Amazing place showcasing possible solutions for the future. Take your time meandering through the exhibits that aim to ask questions rather than provide answers to what is to come. The museum is spacious and easy to navigate with English translation for all exhibits. Entry is 620yen for adults and free for all school children up to the age of 18.
5.03 months ago
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
5.02 months ago
Really easy to know where you are and what exactly you are looking at without audio guides. I am an English speaker and all of the displays and exhibits featured English translations. We lucked out and got to see the amazing Mammoth Exhibition. Highly recommend paying the extra price to check it out. The Museum also has handy coin lockers to store items.
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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