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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 #6 of 110 attractions in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We bought the combo ticket which included the Planetarium show. The only thing they told me was that my 2-year old had to sit in our lap. After the show began, my daughter looked at the moon on the screen and said "Look the Moon" not loud at all. We were sternly warned in Japanese by a female usher to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

It's a beautiful place located Central Nagoya. Has lovely park outside and the museum itself is amazing. Good place for kids to visit but even adults will like it as well. Dinosaur museum was lovely must see it.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I used to go to Nagoya City Science Museum when I was a child, but this is the first time to visit the museum after they refurbished to have the largest planetarium in the world. We went there to see the special Mongolian dinosaurs' exhibition. As we went there on Wednesday, there were not many people (mainly school kids coming... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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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 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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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, New Zealand
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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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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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