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Address: 2-1 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda 102-0091, Tokyo Prefecture
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very inspiring and interactive for Science lovers, even in the absence of English. Many hands on exhibits!

This piece is very inspiring and interactive for Science lovers, even in the absence of English. Many exhibits are new ( 4th , 5th floor). Because they are done in an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 23, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Very interesting place to visit. No end of entertaining mechanical, electrical and robotic displays for little ones and grown ups. Perfect family fun.

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Thank Yuliya J
Tokyo, Japan
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

This museum is a ton of fun for kids. They have 4 floors, each focusing on different areas (electricity, building, kinetics, cars & motors, city planning, light, sound, etc). The kids were able to play with and manipulate almost every exhibit. The favorite was the kinetic room where the kids could use pulleys, ramps, wheels, conveyors and other machinery to... More 

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Thank Jennifer M
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

It was a long, hot walk from the station only to get there and find it was a students science project. We were put off because of that. We didn't go in or pay the 1000 yen charge, we were disappointed, although the outside of the building had very interesting design. No chairs to sit down inside.

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Thank esstar12
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

This museum is definitely for children.... and probably better for Japanese children as there is very little English or any other language throughout. Somewhere you would take children if you were in Tokyo for an extended stay but not if you only had a few days here. It is very interactive and I can see the great educational value it... More 

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Thank SdeB101
Singapore
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63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This piece is very inspiring and interactive for Science lovers, even in the absence of English. Many exhibits are new ( 4th , 5th floor). Because they are done in an interactive manner, we were able to try out and think of the logic behind, without knowledge beforehand. Example: to demonstrate global warming (see my photos), a heater is set... More 

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Thank YYKOMO
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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531 reviews
504 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

I felt quite out of place here - many of the exhibits are not in English and it seemed geared much more towards children. I wasn't enjoying the experience so I left early. It was tearing more about basic scientific principles rather than frontier technology.

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Thank PsychoSavager
Ogasawara-shoto, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Hands on for kiddies, but no cutting edge displays. Lots of obviously industry-driven propaganda regarding nuclear power, erosion control tech, earthquake/wind/flood-safe building tech (that recent history has proven all to be sorely lacking in functionality and effectiveness; despite the continued huge expenditure of taxpayer money for more implementation of the same tried-and-failed technologies)

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Thank Takoyaki47
Cairns, Australia
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200 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Just visited with my son & friend family. The place has good information. It us pity that looks old and not enough support for non Japanese speaker. I don't suggest to go just for adults. It's definitely for kids. It is great resources but again looks old and need refurbish.

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Thank makichan
Cairo, Egypt
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015

Amazing place to have a family visit with your children where to enjoy a unique robot show with many other scientific models really amazing.

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Thank SolimanS
Santa Monica, California
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506 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

This SCIENCE MUSEUM should not to be confused with National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno Park which is also good ...but that one is more Natural History (think taxidermist dream) vs. this one which is a hands on one. The interactive displays are made for science lovers of all ages. A lot of fun. URL is hard to... More 

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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this day, and there are long-standing restaurants with geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.
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