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National Museum of Nature and Science

7-20 Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 110-8718, Japan
+81 3-5777-8600
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Ranked #3 of 66 Attractions in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Oss, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

A spontaneous visit to the National Museum of Nature and Science turned out to be one of the best decisions we made! If you have even a passing interest in sciences like anthropology, biology, paleontology or archaeology you will love this place. Not all the exhibitions were open at the time, but there is more than enough there to see... More

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Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

The museum is easy to access via JR train or the Hibiya line on Tokyo Metro (subway). It's a short walk from the station and the museum's website has a map of how to get there. The exhibitions were varied, engaging and high quality. Please note, all exhibitions are in Japanese, so I do recommend English speakers hire the audio... More

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Santa Monica, California
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We spent a morning in the museum, which has two sections-Japanese with many exhibits on the various islands and Global with examples of animals from all over. We then had a nice lunch at the restaurant at the museum.

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Adrian, Michigan
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383 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This museum is well presented and offers high quality exhibits. If you are interested in the subject matter, it is worth visiting as it is top-of-the-line. In my several dozen visits to Tokyo, I had never made an effort to get to this museum until this last trip. I was driven by the interest of my colleague with whom I... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Unfortunately some of the exhibits were close when I visited this museum but the ones I did see was a very interesting, I would like to second visit

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The museum was brilliant. It was fairly cheap to get in to and I also got an audio guide which was fairly cheap. There was lots to see and it was interesting to learn about Japan and it's history. The 360 theatre was amazing - I didn't understand much as it was in Japanese, but the experience of 'floating' through... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Tokyo has so many science museum. I think each district have their own. But we chose Ueno Natural Science Museum because it is near ueno park and national museum. We thought it all can be done in half day, then we'd go to ameyoko to find halal food(since we're muslims). But Nah,...we were spending so much time and enjoying ourselves... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

There are many things to like about this museum, but they were overwhelmed a bit by the lack of attention to detail (e.g. with signage for non-Japanese readers). Museum buildings are quite old, except for the new parts. We enjoyed the 360 visual experience, but even that needed a bit of help for non-Japanese speakers. Some parts of the museum... More

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