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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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great dinos

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Lillehammer, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This attraction is pretty cool. Had loads of stuff animals. Some of the animals i have never seen. Loads of skeleton of prehistoric animals. You can view loads of fish skeleton. Had a collection of old and vintage equipments used long time ago. I like the main frame on display there. Would be a fun trip for kids and adults... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It's what you would expect from a nature in science museum. I didn't find it to have anything special or any WOW factor when I was visiting. I'm sure if you really enjoy these types of museums you'd like this one.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I love science museums. This one is very good. I recall there being two buildings and having to rush to get through towards the end. Each floor has its own theme. Memorable floors include forest ecosystems with explorable indoor forests (especially exciting for kids,) space exploration theme, and a natural history floor with a wall full of stag beetle specimens... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a must when you are in Tokyo for a week or more. At least for two reasons. First, Haci is here. If you don't know him, Google please. Secondly for the 3D theatre inside. Additionally, you can see many models of our ancestors. Museum is not boring and Japans do not differentiate foreigners from Japanese, I mean you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I was traveling solo and found this place kinda boring - but it would be nice for kids...It has a big whale kind of thing on the outside and I thought it would be full of marine life, but it didn't.

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Address: 7-20 Uenokoen, Taito 110-8718, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-5777-8600
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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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