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National Museum of Nature and Science

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 7-20 Uenokoen, Taito 110-8718, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-5777-8600
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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It was bigger than i imagine for 600 yen it's so worth it! Lots to learn and very satisfying! It has 2 parts, japan history and science and earth history and science. Both are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was bigger than i imagine for 600 yen it's so worth it! Lots to learn and very satisfying! It has 2 parts, japan history and science and earth history and science. Both are very good!!

Thank Rei T
Rowland Heights, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum displays mainly nature related science as the name implies. There were a lot of things that a student can learn and it is very well done. The adult fare was 600 yen, but high school students or younger are admitted free if you have a student ID card even if it is from the U.S. Our son checked... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We originally did not plan to go to this museum, but we are so glad we did. This is a top-notch, world class museum. The 360 cinema is a great experience, even though there was no English version (and we do not understand Japanese). The exhibits were excellent and interactive. The English audio guide (you really need to get one... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a teacher, personally I looooooove science museums. I convinced my partner to go and he is hooked now too. On the plus side, to get in is cheaper than a McDonalds meal and if you have the orange Tokyo guide book, you get a discount of 100Y. Its not all in Japanese if you get the audio tapes, it... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Located within Ueno Park, this smallish museum is spread across two buildings and 6-7 floors. There are several levels that are especially for students, with experiments and various activities geared towards an understanding of science. I especially liked the natural history bits, with the displays of various bone architectire such as whales, dinosaurs and stuffed animals. Most of the displays... More 

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This place is a MUST at least to experience their 360 Movie theater. Another area is a "computer data base" of 'events' happening in real time. Most amazing about this 'exibit' is it is like the Computer Screens you see only in SciFy movies. You "select" any areas of the Earth which is displayed under your feet. To select, all... More 

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Laverne, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

We spent quite a while walking the halls here and we found it very enjoyable. Most of the signage is only in Japanese except in a few areas. They do offer an audio tour you can pick up at the desk but we chose not to use it as we just wanted to enjoy the sights. However we did see... More 

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manila, phil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The National Museum of Nature and Science is one of the museums within Ueno Park. We visited the museum on International Museum Day, so entrance fees were waived. There were a lot of Japanese school children that day, but the museum is big and didn't feel crowded. The museum is divided into two distinct areas - the Japan gallery and... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Very pleasant walk in the park to get to the museum. The visiting dinos from China were on display at the paid venue. Well worth the time and money to see real fossils. Follow the time line and be awed.

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Sakado, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I had about 3 hours so I knew that skipping the Dinosaur Expo will be a good idea, couldn't do both in that time. Actually, I was forced to leave earlier than I wanted, there were still I think two remaining floors I didn't even enter. Explanations at the items are in Japanese but Info terminals are installed where you... More 

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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