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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5.03 weeks ago
Very interesting experience. Got to see a wide range of science related exhibitions. Definite go if you're into science or even if you're just curious about it. Some parts were too much science for me but some definitely were thought provoking and very interesting for me. There's lots of interactive ways to learn about each exhibit which I appreciated.
4.0a month 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.
4.03 weeks ago
Very good place for both kids and grown-ups. Lots of interesting exhibition. The robot show is good. One of the movie showing was "The Man from the 9 Dimensions" and is quite hard for the kids (and me), but is fun to watch nonetheless.
3.0a month ago
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.
5.04 weeks ago
I think this is a great place and enjoyed spending a few hours here. All the exhibitions had English explanations and the staff were very helpful. It's worth a visit to see Asimo 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