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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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A great day out!

So much to see here, this is not a museum that you can go to for just a quick trip! Visiting all the floors and rooms took the best part of a day, there was so much to see and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago

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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much to see here, this is not a museum that you can go to for just a quick trip! Visiting all the floors and rooms took the best part of a day, there was so much to see and read about. Some really great exhibits here. All of the animals were my favourites. The gift shop was absolutely full... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth looking through (it's a beautiful building) but note not many of the exhibits have English signage so keep this is mind. The museum consists of two buildings, one is the Japanese gallery and the other is the Global gallery. There are lockers for a 100 yen deposit. You need a 100 yen coin which is returned to you when... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of the more exciting museums I ever visited, with couple practical exhibitions (trying to power lightbulb through spining wheel etc) mainly for kids, but even adult can enjoy them (we did :). There's a lot to see inside, but even if you have limited time, I would recommend it for the amazing 360 degree theater.Stuffed animals are kinda creepy... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We came for the dinosaurs and this museum did not disappoint! Exhibits are well presented and very visual, layout was pretty good. It would have been a more enriching experience with English descriptions. 2 hours is not enough, we rushed through the other galleries on the last hour. We should have come in earlier, there's so much to see and... More 

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Holiday, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

If you are interested in museums of natural history, the extensive collections in this building will keep you occupied for most of the day. It is easily recognizable from the full scale model of a whale which graces one side of the building's facade. It is hard to summarize all that is contained herein, but two themes dominate and these... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A well laid out museum that walks you through "history" on the first floor. The animal skeletons are well done and some of the animals displayed I haven't seen before. The Taxidermy "stuffed" animals are not that well done, and some look shabby but they are still nice to look at just the same. I really enjoyed the beetle collection... More 

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Las PInas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This is also a nice museum adjacent to the Tokyo National Museum. Entrance fee is required but well worth it. I found this more interesting than the Tokyo National Museum. I just found the walkways a bit confusing but overall it was very great.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The two highlights in this museum for us were the 360 movie experience amd the kids play room on the top floor. Best play equipment created for 4-6 year olds but so enjoyable for my one year old.

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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This is a traditional science museum, with exhibits and interactive displays. The Japan galleries are fascinating, with huge spiders and insects etch., but the highlight was the 360 film theatre, which is a new experience for me.

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Jeju, Jeju-do, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Free Kid entrance was sweet for anyone. Went there with my nephews from oversea and we had lots of fun. So many many many things to enjoy and watch. And for that reason, it might had been good if there was a guide for how to enjoy or what are the eyepopping ones. I got tired out in the middle... 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.
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