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Address: 2-1 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda 102-0091, Tokyo Prefecture
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Japanese Science Museum

As other reviewers have mentioned, exhibition pieces are almost entirely in Japanese language only, so unless you already know the science behind some of the fantastic hands-on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Just about all of the displays are only in Japanese and very little English signage. Admission fee was 720 yen. Many of the displays do look interesting and there were many hands-on activities. There were many school children in the museum and they seem to be having a fun time. Since I didn’t understand Japanese, I didn’t get much from... More 

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Thank Bill C
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I went here with my adult son. This was the poorest of the three science museums we went to in Tokyo (go to Science and Nature and Emerging Science instead). Didn't mind lack of English but while there were lots of buttons to press the place was clearly aimed at small children. Near subway - but we still wandered into... More 

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Thank Gordon103
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I visited here using a free museum hopper pass and was excited as I am a science museum buff. I was surprised at how disappointing this museum was. Only go if: You are in Tokyo for about 2 weeks with too much time on your hands after seeing all the more important cultural sites and you need to entertain a... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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72 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

As other reviewers have mentioned, exhibition pieces are almost entirely in Japanese language only, so unless you already know the science behind some of the fantastic hands-on displays (my favorite was the laser with a device that refracted the light beams) OR you can understand Japanese language, you may not learn much. The museum is intended primarily for children as... More 

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Cornwall, England
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Went specifically to visit Churchill's Scientists Exhibition which was fascinating, but realised how much more there is to see, so will be returning. Really good value and delicious meals in the restaurant on the ground floor but coffee shops on other levels.

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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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