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Nagoya City Science Museum

Address: 2-17-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0008, Japan
Phone Number: +81 52-201-4486
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Ranked #7 of 119 Attractions in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing building with a resemblence to the death star from Star Wars. I visited here with the family and was really excited to get tickets to the planatarium after queueing for over an hour. At first we spent some time walking around the science museum, which is really interesting, especially when we had 15 year olds with... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

All the exhibits and demos were in Japanese. The Toyota Museum was better as the facilitator speaks in English at some of the demonstration areas.

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Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I didn't actually get to visit this place - although I wanted to & it looks very impressive from the outside. But it is closed on a Monday & that happened to be the day I was there. Make sure you know that if you really want to go there!

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This museum was highly recommended but nobody said you need to understand Japanese to enjoy it. When we were there there were 2 cool things, artificial typhoon and super cold room which there is limited tickets given out daily. Not recommended if you don't understand Japanese.

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Hinesville, Georgia, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I went while they had a exhibit on city planning, and it was really nice. They also had a kids area and some really cool interactive teaching tools. I also went to the planetarium for a show, it's the big ball part of the building. But I went when I first got there, so my Japanese was pretty terrible. I... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Nagoya city musuem is a visit that promises much but fails to deliver. Labeled as a space where high tech exhibits and spectacular science deminstrations will shor the kids the mysteries of earth and science you must be warned: no explanations in english (or audioguide) are provided and in order to see the cool exhibits (the Tesla bovine, the... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This museum is big and complete inside. For those who interest in science things, this museum is a must visit when you come to Japan or Nagoya. You can also make some experiments here. Not only the museum, the planetarium is also wonderful. So affordable and worth visit.

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Bath, UK
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The kids spent 3 hours here, and two days later wanted to go back. This is a really good interactive Science indoor park. You must go!!

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Legaspi, Philippines
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127 reviews 127 reviews
65 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Considered as one of the world's biggest science museums (planetariums) -- Iam happy that I visited this place. Though for a tourist like me who doesnt understand and speak Japanese, it was very difficult for me to actually understand the things written or spoken in Japanese. I simply appreciated how they collectively put these science ideas and innovations into one... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I'm gonna be quite negative, it cost me ¥400 to get in and I was expecting a lot more old japanese engineering and science exhibits because it was called a museum and nagoya is home to the Toyota and Shinkansen museums,but all I found was an hands on activity centre. If you have children and wanted to educate them in... More

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