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National Museum of Nature and Science

Address: 7-20 Uenokoen, Taito 110-8718, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-5777-8600
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Ranked #4 of 64 Attractions in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I was here as a chaperone for a group of kindergartners, and we had a ball. Not comparable to DC museums, perhaps, but I'm sure I'm biased. The exhibits were lovely, and it's definitely worth visiting if you live in Tokyo or you're there for an extended trip. If you've only got a few days, this isn't a major attraction.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The museum souvenir store was the highlight as there were a wide range of gifts not just for children. Check if exhibits ARE open- when I went most of the exhibits were under construction. It is a well-represented museum and would be a really nice place if only there were ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONS! I only heard after I left that there... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a little discover... Many dinosaurs and apparently the most well preserved and expensive dinosaur bough from Canada is displayed downstairs. There is a rare full skeleton of a South American mammoth

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Benitachell
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19 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We like it su much that we revisted the museum after last year´s initial visit. Don´t miss the annex on the right hand side of the museum - access through outside only.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I had some spare time in and around ueno so gave the museum a try. The museum was a great price for what it offers however there is very limited English descriptions on the exhibits. I understand that it's japan and not England but it would be appreciated by most tourists. There were audio guides available I think but personally... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I was pumped to go to this museum, but found it to be rather ordinary--however, an ordinary science museum is still pretty good! The main thrust is the natural history of the Japanese islands, and it does quite a nice job at that goal--within that framework, the exhibits are logically arranged, informative and even have a few exceptional displays. I'm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

This huge museum is suitable for all ages. Be prepared to walk a lot to see all of it. It takes about three hours to go. The section of mammals is impressive. It's very easy to get there by metro.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Most exhibits are closed for renovations, and the ones that were open were almost entirely in Japanese only so not that interesting to non-Japanese speakers. The coolest part is the life size blue whale, which us outside and free to look at

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Oss, The Netherlands
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It is a nice museum, the garden on the roof is wonderful. The only disadvantage is that everything is in Japanese, You can look it up on the computers there, but it is not the same. But if you are interested in science it is totally worth it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

There are a variety of exhibits available to see here. There is an entire wing of the museum devoted to the nature and science of Japan and an entire wing (its own building) dedicated to nature and science as a whole. Most of the direct text on the exhibits is in Japanese, but if you do not know Japanese there... More 

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