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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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We went while they were renovating and could only see half the museum. My kids loved it though. There is a 360 cinema that showed a couple of films and had my kids on the edge of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Cairns, Australia
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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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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went while they were renovating and could only see half the museum. My kids loved it though. There is a 360 cinema that showed a couple of films and had my kids on the edge of my lap.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This museum is in Ueno where there are other attractions such as the zoo - easy to find as next to Ueno Station. Entry was about £4 and you could spend two to three hours here. Lots if scientific stuff with buttons to press. Lots of stuffed animals (including Hachiko) if you like that sort of thing. Bonus was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I can go again. It's so awesome, I was so amazed and totally loved it. 18 display rooms and state of the art infrastructure. School students, families and scientists would all be happy there.

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Morgan Hill, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My husband and I always find museums when we travel, and we always look for a natural history museum because in all honesty, we want to see dinosaur bones. The Natural History Museum in London took our breath away, so as we planned our trip for Tokyo, we knew we needed to find the Tokyo equivalent. Overall, this museum was... More 

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Lillehammer, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This place has a lot to offer, BUT, if you don't know a word of Japanese you will miss out on a lot, which I did. Some of the science stuff I can't make heads or tails of at all. But they have some really cool stuff there, for instance about the neutrino detector in Japan. In addition to the... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I think you could get out more of the museum if there had been more information on English at the different objects on display. Now I used an English audio guide but that was not optimal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Located in Ueno Park, it's about a 5 min walk from Ueno Station. The exhibits are in Japanese - there are about 8 areas you can see, but unfortunately about half were closed for construction when we were there. Must do: 360 degree theatre - amazing!! Definitely a must see and is included in the ticket price - it goes... More 

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Allen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I loved seeing the dinosaur bones. It guess I expected the same that I see in USA (which is really kind of stupid on my part), but instead there were completely different fossils.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Some smaller parts are closed for maintenance at the moment so we were sceptical at first if its worth the (we guess) same prize... we are really glad we visited since it was a fantastic stay which took us easily more than two hours! Explanations are given in japanese only mostly, but still... its such a nice museum, if you... 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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