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National Museum of Nature and Science

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 7-20 Uenokoen, Taito 110-8718, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-5777-8600
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice museum for adults and kids

There's so many things to do in this place for kids, but it's also very interesting for those who likes nature and science. I spent a couple of hours there, and the staff are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There's so many things to do in this place for kids, but it's also very interesting for those who likes nature and science. I spent a couple of hours there, and the staff are really helpful. A nice place to visit

Thank mnn17
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the finest example of an interactive science museum. Some terrific dinosaur skeletons, stuffed animals, and insects- but not enough hands on exhibits for children.

Thank Omar K
Singapore, Singapore
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Ueno, you have to visit the museum. The museum has a wide variety of collections and it includes machinery, dinosaurs, insects, evolution theories, time, etc. You can easily spend 4 to 6 hours if you take it slowly. And at maximum speed you would need at least 2 to 3 hours to just speed browse through... More 

Thank DanielKJ
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is only a short walk from Ueno station, and is absolutely jam-packed with exhibits. There are bugs and beetles of all shapes and sizes, skeletons, stuffed animals (small and huge), as well as plants and other organisms. There are several floors, and one includes a video presentation on dinosaurs (in Japanese) in a large dome, which even English-speaking... More 

Thank brendanb76
Western Australia, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is located within a large complex within Ueno Park, adjacent to other museums, Ueno zoo and shrines. It has a few levels with different exhibits on each level. Great experience for both kids and adults. Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in science and technology.

Thank JannieLas
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the exhibitions. I personally think not very suitable for younger kids, our boy is 5y old and he is bored. Not much interactive plays/displays, but for older kids and adults, this is a great place! Located in ueno park, few other museums around. The ueno park itself is worth the visit!

Thank imbidders
Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Helloooo... I ever took photo with this landmark haha Giant Giant fish.... its very very near Ueno Zoo.

Thank LoveNeko
Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great 3D unique free IMAX experience inside the museum. Highly recommended for family, especially children to be able to experience in a safe environment. Plenty of exhibits.

Thank admiral_tour_allison
Larisa, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum with many hands-on exhibits. My husband and I absolutely loved it! You need a full morning to see everything.

1 Thank marloglav
Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interactive and informative for all ages. Recommend getting the translation device so you can get more out of the displays. We didn't do that and regretted it. Displays are of excellent quality and very well taken care of.

2 Thank dean b

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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