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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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This is an interesting place but all the information signs are in Japanese. You can download an English audio guide on your smart phone but it is not too informative . I enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Nagoya, Japan
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Its a decent place if you speak or read Japanese. For tourists, this would be a place you could only look around in and imagine what the displays are for.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It is a very good museum but there was no English so i do not recommend to spent too much time for it. It contains a lot of technology but you will only need to wish you know Japanese. If you like science you will definitely like it!

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Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Excellent place to take the children for a day, many things to do for young and old, bring your own lunch there are only vending machines that have a few cakes and sweets. Get in early and avoid the long line up. Easy to access from the subway station, it's about a ten minute walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Very nice and interesting. The only problem is not very English friendly. The big planetarium was nice. We like the fire show

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is an interesting place but all the information signs are in Japanese. You can download an English audio guide on your smart phone but it is not too informative . I enjoyed the planetarium .

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Gifu, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The Nagoya City Science Museum is one of the world’s best science museums and houses the largest planetarium in the world. The building itself is an exhibition with its photovoltaic power generation equipment used to power the building, green covered walls, unique elevators and visible earthquake-proof construction. You have two options in terms of entrance tickets. One is for the... More 

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Nagoya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The big-ball shaped planetarium in this Museum is brand new and may be the biggest one in Japan. Always crowded and normally you should wait in line, but worth to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Educational to children as well as adults. They have App for English translation of each attraction, unfortunately ours did not work. Nevertheless, we enjoyed it.

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great experience for kids and very interesting for adults as well. Planetarium is only in Japanese (no English) but the rest of the Museum was excellent.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The sciences center and planetarium are a great place to spend the day. Even more enjoyable if you have some Japanese language skills. The science center is 2 buildings and 6 floors of displays. There are lots of things to touch and move and make noise with. Even if your kids don't speak Japanese its a good way to spend... More 

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