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Science Museum

Address: 2-1 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda, Tokyo Prefecture 102-0091, Japan
Phone Number: +81 3-3212-8544
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Ranked #38 of 70 Attractions in Chiyoda
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
57 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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London, UK
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

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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A Coruña
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

It costs ¥700, too expensive because all you could read it's in Japanese. There are a lot of things to do, even for adults, but it's compete annoying that you can't read anything (and because of that, you will understand the 15%). It's Ok if you have time and don't mind about the money, but it's not recommended at all.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

if you like a bit of science and like to play, it's a great way to spend half day there....especially if it's raining and cold.... last floor with optical illusions and mechanics is the best....also the cars and motors section was great....

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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

So many exhibits to play with and explore. Motor vehicles/bicycles, robots, illusions, construction and much much more....one big huge building of play for adults and children. We spent almost the entire day. The construction zone was a favorite as were the mechanical workshop and the illusion floor (optical and aural). Exhibits in both Japanese and English. We got to stand... More

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