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Nagoya City Science Museum

2-17-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0008, Japan
+81 52-201-4486
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Ranked #5 of 97 attractions in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Science Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

A good place to visit, but very little English around the venue. We went to the planetarium, but were made fully aware that the sound would only be in japanese

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Srinagar, India
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11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I visited this mega attraction place in Japan recently during my trip to Nagoya Japan. It was really a cherishable tech. trip as one can see and many innovative things there. Really Japanese are technically very much sound and master mind of zero defect technology. I recommend this place for all who visit Nagoya japan

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Seremban
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The enormous dome-shaped planetarium stands out from the outside view of the whole museum . When I went there , there were one exhibition going on , which is the chocolate exhibition . I bought the ticket that includes the planetarium , the science museum and the chocolate exhibition . The queue was long tho. I was super impressed by... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

If you want to visit planetarium better do it in weekdays. The place is nice if you go with your kids.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I went with my toddler children during a very cold winter in Nagoya. It was great to find a place where the little ones could play inside + a very educational visit. I only wish they had more English explanation. There were many activities that could have been perfect if they had few English speaker staff (or at least English... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Non-Japanese literate tourists could have better appreciated the many great and well maintaned exhibits if there are more English translations. Don't waste your precious time (about 1 hour show) and money on the planetaruium as again everything is in Japanese and we (even the kids) fell asleep at some point during the show. The staffs are very helpful though. They... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

OK to visit but if you want to enter into the planetaruium, cold room and such it's extra charge and they had big school groups so they were fully booked out. OK if you have small kids - some cool things for them

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I didn't enjoy it all too much. I guess I've never been much of a space nut or all that into Science in general. I was especially bored since all the captions were in Japanese. I guess what was most impressive to me was the exterior of the building, which means I would have gladly just took a snap shot... More

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Victoria, Canada
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We found this museum to contain far too much click a button and watch an explanation video. It is more of a playground for kids than a place where you will really interact and learn a lot, unless you have virtually no knowledge in these area's to begin with. A few of the exhibits where you could interact were either... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

this is a nice science museum for the kids. near subway (about 2 blocks). very inexpensive (kids <12 free, adults 400 yen). lots of hands on stuff. don't need any japanese, most stuff is obvious. good for at least a few hours. didn't do planetarium based on other reviews. no food inside, so bring some or wait until after you... More

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