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Nagoya City Science Museum

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Address: 2-17-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0008, Aichi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 52-201-4486
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Beware the Japanese only Planetarium

We made two trips out, one very late on our first day in Nagoya meaning we could only see the Planetarium and another with our entire party just before shipping out to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We made two trips out, one very late on our first day in Nagoya meaning we could only see the Planetarium and another with our entire party just before shipping out to Kanazawa. We were warned that the Planetarium was only presented in Japanese but given my experiences with other Planetariums I thought this would be okay. I was wrong:... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to take children. Entry prices were very reasonable and the exhibits, which extend over several floors, include lots of opportunities for interaction and exploration. One floor in particular had a play space and lots of child focussed exhibits. The only tiresome aspect of our visit was the very long queue to get into the museum.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Quick visit since we got there late. Interesting but most of it is in Japanese and made for children to explore. Quite fun though but I recommend it more to families than to a group of grown ups :) Compared to Sweden were we have similar exhibits this is more in depth and advance. Would have rated it higher if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Experience at the Planetarium's dome screen was mesmerising. At times it felt as though I was watching earth from space station. Since the narration is in Japanese only, I could only enjoy the visual effect.

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Currumbin, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Lots of hands on things for kids to play with and have fun with however was quite dull for my girlfriend and I.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A fantastic, hands-on museum which is cleverly organised, with each level providing a coherent display of specific scientific areas. This allows visitors to head to their particular areas of interest rather than try and absorb too much in one visit. Great looking building and well worth the visit.

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McDonald
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited the special exhibit for Japanese special effects, including a large room of perfectly-scaled cityscape of Tokyo from one of the Godzilla movies. Check out the pics...it was amazingly real. The museum itself is quite uniquely built and borders a large park area where young people practice their hip hop dance on weekends, quite entertaining.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It was large with many exhibits. Unfortunately we were unable to visit the planetarium as it was fully booked

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The museum was impressed! As we have been to many science museum in many country, this museum is one of the best. The material used is amazing . Very suitable for children below 18 to visit the staff volunteer to show us how the things work and the children learn benefited a lot. The place is clean and all the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Plenty to see, albeit mostly in Japanese. But you wouldn't need much explanation for most of the hands-on exhibits. Children will clearly love it here. Well-worth spending a couple of hours. Just be mindful that there isn't very much else in the vicinity - restaurants, shops etc.

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