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Science Museum

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Address: 2-1 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda 102-0091, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3212-8544
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Japanese Science Museum

As other reviewers have mentioned, exhibition pieces are almost entirely in Japanese language only, so unless you already know the science behind some of the fantastic hands-on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I visited here using a free museum hopper pass and was excited as I am a science museum buff. I was surprised at how disappointing this museum was. Only go if: You are in Tokyo for about 2 weeks with too much time on your hands after seeing all the more important cultural sites and you need to entertain a... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

As other reviewers have mentioned, exhibition pieces are almost entirely in Japanese language only, so unless you already know the science behind some of the fantastic hands-on displays (my favorite was the laser with a device that refracted the light beams) OR you can understand Japanese language, you may not learn much. The museum is intended primarily for children as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went specifically to visit Churchill's Scientists Exhibition which was fascinating, but realised how much more there is to see, so will be returning. Really good value and delicious meals in the restaurant on the ground floor but coffee shops on other levels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Two hours and I'm only on the third floor. Lots of fun driving and interactive learning activities for your 5-12 year old. Hidden gem and empty today. Go someplace else if two adults or your children are over 12. Lovely area and art museum also nearby.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

It has to be super fun for Japanese children, however for young tourist without Japanese language it's not. All exhibitions are in japanese only and even though they are all touchable and playable, without description and understanding it's not it.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This museum fits the bill perfectly for Sunday outings with Dad or excursions with the grandparents. It is educational (very important here!) without being boring for the kids or mind-numbing for the adults who accompany them. The hands-on displays make the science interesting and accessible to the kids and give the adults a fighting chance to slip in a little... More 

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Loughborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

There are lots of hands-on activities that are well looked after. In comparison much of the interactive parts of the Science Museum, London are broken so it was good to get to use the different exhibits. All of the documentation was in Japanese but if you are going with children you should be able to explain most concepts without help... More 

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Graz, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is not the typical "science museum" I'm used to. It's 100% for children, so if you have (are) children, you'll have a lot of fun. I got entertained for 2 hours without understanding any japanese at all, but I'm an engineer and I don't need any explanations for these "miracles" anymore. It was mostly my interest in how they... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

I'm an adult and I like science. I remember having a good time at the odaiba museum, so I tried this one. This was a bad idea: this museum is a playground for kids. Everything is made for them, there is nothing serious. So if you ate more than 18 yo, don't go.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Maybe it's the theme of the museum (I wouldn't know as 90% is in Japanese) but it feels like going back to the 1980s. This should be a world class museum to rival those of London and Smithsonian. It's not even worth a visit. It has an earthquake simulator that London's Natural History Museum betters. Bitterly disappointed.

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Address: Address: 2-1 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda 102-0091, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3212-8544
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chiyoda>  > Yotsuya / Iidabashi

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Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this day, and there are long-standing restaurants with geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.
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