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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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Fun - very kid friendly

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Doha, Qatar
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5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We seemed to spend at least 15 minutes walking round this place without actually experiencing anything or seeing any exhibitions. The layout is bad - long corridoors and lots of walking to get from one bit to another. Also a big part of it seemed to be under renovation so we could not see. All in all, kind of boring... More 

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lisbon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

the museum is under renovation so you cannot see half of the exhibition or even more, but you have to pay the same price anyway. Most of the explanation of what you see is only in Japanese, without any English translation. some times, if you are lucky, you have the tilte of the explanation in english.

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Ayuthaya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I really like the exhibits that showed the whole evolutionary tree of how all the different plant families and species are related. It was very amazing to see the diversity of life forms. The stuffed four-legged animals and birds were really cool too.

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Canberra, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We were in two minds about going here as the sign said much of the exhibits were closed, we went in anyway and were surprised at how much there was to do and they have done a good job at keeping parts of the exhibition open whilst renovating. There are not many English descriptions on exhibits but if you seek... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Even with the English audio that we hired for 300 yen each, this museum proved challenging. Not one English reference anywhere which I find the norm in Japan. The audio tended to get lost as well and it was hard to follow. In saying that, really enjoyed the section relating to our genus and the advent of the homo sapien.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The museum is under restoration until June and some section is not available. They give notice about this before sell the tickets. Anyway, reading so many enthusiastic comments, I remained disappointed. Maybe it's a must the audio guide... I didn't take it. No any English description Very nice the Dinosaurs skeletons section (Evolution of Life B2F), minimal the "Progress in... More 

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

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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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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