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National Museum of Nature and Science

7-20 Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 110-8718, Japan
+81 3-5777-8600
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Ranked #5 of 62 attractions in Taito
Type: Science Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Bayville, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We spent a few hours in Ueno park, and we eventually made our way here. While most of the things are in Japanese, you can still get by without knowing the language. The building is very large and full of exhibits. If you happen to like Hachiko and the story behind him, make sure to check out the taxidermy area,... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This museum is actually the Nature and Science museum. This means it is essentially just a large collection animals and creatures from around the world and a look at Japan's history. There are also some rooms containing various historical artefacts of scientific import such as telescopes and space vehicles but the science museum near the Imperial Palace has a greater... More

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124 reviews 124 reviews
16 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I had reservations about taking my kids to a museum that has many taxidermied animals on display as many western museums have gone away from this style of museum display, however this was a mistake on my part. I have worked in the museum industry myself and was surprised at the breadth of the displays here. It has many hands... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The time when I went they were having a dinosaur exhibition, never seen a dinosaur fossil in my life and it was amazing,they were really big!!! The permanent exhibition building was fun too,they have a lot of colourful displays and some interactive games for children and even adults,you can spend a whole day there (Well the descriptions are in japanese... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The museum is huge (I counted 9 floors in different places) and has a LOT to see. If you like nature and science, make sure to have at least 2-3 hours for a visit.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I took my family to see a big exhibition of dinosaurs (大恐竜展) and we were not disappointed. We spent almost four hours at the museum watching the main exhibition which had some amazing examples of dinosaurs' skeletons, and some others of wild animals, space, etc. simply excellent for what we paid. Highly recommended for families with kids, who are interested... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

The title of this review is "Japanese" and that's for two reasons. The first is that 99% of this museum is in Japanese. If you don't speak the language, you will miss most of it. The National Science Museum is also typically Japanese because it is all on a grand scale. The collections are huge, the variety is enormous and... More

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Bucharest, Romania
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

An excellent exposure of technology that transports us to a future that is there at our fingertips. Also an interesting collection of flora and fauna of Japan, and dinosaurs fossils are something to see. Went here with my wife and my 2 kids last year and we had a great time. We also tried the 3D cinema which is outstanding.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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71 reviews 71 reviews
62 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Very informative museum about the Japanese Natural History. But the problem was the English explanation is not detailed enough. There are fossils of dinosaurs too. The 360 theater is good too though again in Japanese. But the 600 Yen admission fee is worthwhile.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This museum shows how to give the important for children education. Only 600 yen gate pass, you can see very exciting multimedia in the hall and very cools exhibitions. If you have some kids and have a plan for Ueno. This museum is very good place to see exciting science exhibition. I love this place for the 2nd place behind... More

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