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National Museum of Nature and Science

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Address: 7-20 Uenokoen, Taito 110-8718, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-5777-8600
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I was expecting the museum to be interesting, but it was beyond my imagination. I had a chance to try the new tablet with sound, for free, which was being tested by them. So I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I was expecting the museum to be interesting, but it was beyond my imagination. I had a chance to try the new tablet with sound, for free, which was being tested by them. So I stayed more than 4 hours walking no stop until my legs were shaking. I had to stop because I was tired after many days walking... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I liked the dinosaurs a lot. I've never seen most animals or dinosaurs in person (skeletons) until I came here. Magnificent, beautiful Bone structures. The beasts are incredibly monolith as well. The human evolution expedition is cool too, They had so much more history and bones than I thought they would. Cons: Half the place is under contruction. Can be... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My kids (girl at 4 and boy at 6) loved the dinosaur exhibition so much! The dinosaurs were exhibited in a way that was both educational and interesting, even young kids who could not read had a lot of fun. Other exhibition halls were also great, for example the plants and fishes. Outside the museum you can also take a... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My son simply loves this museum. So do I. Several of the exhibits had interactive kiosks and the animals are fascinating. My son spent hours here photographing the animals and dinos. It really teaches you in a visceral way about biodiversity. Really fascinating. There are many kiosks that have English but if you want an audio guide in English I... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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.