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National Museum of Nature and Science

Closes in 9 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Good to visit especially on a rainy day

My 14 year old nephew requested to visit this museum. Luckily, it was raining, heavy at times. One... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bangkok, Thailand
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Give yourself a lot of time, this place is worth it!

This museum is so large you will need a lot of time to see everything. We did not give anywhere... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Ottawa, Illinois
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7-20 Uenokoen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-5777-8600
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not worthwhile. Underwhelming exhibits with poor layout & inadequate English descriptions. Absence of engaging activities, lacks interesting science, nature & history compared to other world class museums of this nature. The exhibits are rather limited & presented in a dull, unexciting manner just like the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 14 year old nephew requested to visit this museum. Luckily, it was raining, heavy at times. One interesting exhibit was the 360 movie on ground floor. It was like flying over in the terrain with the movie. There were mini classroom/lab sessions that allowed...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This museum is so large you will need a lot of time to see everything. We did not give anywhere near enough time to see even half of the displays. However, I was just there to see the dinosaurs and Hachiko. For those who are...More

Thank Jettychan
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum with our three year old, who enjoyed doing some craft activities (we visited in school holidays, so I'm not sure if this is on offer year round). Some cool exhibits, but we found it a bit hard to find our way...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2018

National Museum of Nature and Science is located beside National Museum of Western Art, some 300 meters from Ueno Station. The museum was established in 1871. It is divided into two parts- Japan gallery and world gallery. Japan Gallery is interesting, but the Global Gallery...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

We spent 2 hours on a hot afternoon waking around the museum and overall we were impressed with the displays and the amount they had. The only downside was there wasn’t much English on anything. If you wanted to know what you were looking at...More

Thank Carl J
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

*Family. We had All aldults. No teens.* - We made this a part of our Japanese experience. It's not free but certainly reasonable, about 620 yens. - It has 3 floors. Since we all had different interest levels, we all kinda went at our own...More

Thank Liza N
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

It s a natural science museum like any other around the globe, but the presence of the Real hachi ‘s demain makes it interesting to visit for any dog lovers.

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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Worth the admission price for dinosaurs alone, but this museum had so much more. Plenty of signs and info in english, lovely cafe/restaurant and lovely amenities. Staff were very helpful. We spent an afternoon, but could easily have stayed all day.

Thank Kristy J
Reviewed July 13, 2018

This is a good science museum that has many exhibits from both life sciences and the physical sciences. They have a decent collection of dinosaurs, other extinct species, early man, animals and lots of displays about the Japanese flora, fauna and how the islands were...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
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October 29, 2017|
Response from Farhan A | Reviewed this property |
it means it will be closed on tuesday as well as 28-1Jan.
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Response from Ahmad A | Reviewed this property |
yes its worth its a freat place
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Response from must_need_H2O | Reviewed this property |
I would send an email to the museum and see if they would work with you or have an answer. The museum was a great place to visit, and if you had a business meeting/party there you would all truly enjoy the experience.