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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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Doha, Qatar
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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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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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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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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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Address: 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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