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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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Interesting affordable afternoon

Had some super cool exhibits, most were a bit boring though (pollination exhibit). Overall, well worth the 620 yen. Everything was in Japanese so you had to guess what most... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had some super cool exhibits, most were a bit boring though (pollination exhibit). Overall, well worth the 620 yen. Everything was in Japanese so you had to guess what most exhibits were demonstrating

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely Massive!! I don't know how much time is needed to spend there but a good 5 hours was NOT enough. They have everything there, from dinosaurs to animals, to satellites and engines, humans and their evolutions to 3D experience of our planet and others! This is a perfect place for pretty much everyone. There's a 3D dome which is... More 

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Grover Beach, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are two Americans who only know English, unfortunately. We saw that this museum had a traveling exhibit on the Lascaux Cave Paintings from France and thought we would give it a try, expecting some English as the exhibit is one that travels the world. We were disappointed to find almost no English which left us with very little understanding... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nearest JR Ueno station . About 8mins walk . Around the area got alot of museums. Zoo around that area too . National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館. Entrance: - Located at basement. You will see a steam train / Steam locomotive display . Entrance Fee: -Reasonable Type of guests: - Mainly students come for thier extrusion study .... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three museum has a nice diversity of things to do,a lot of the things are translated in English and the subjects vary from nature to science. For only ¥620, the entrance is very cheap! Since the place is very big, you can have lots of fun.

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Pasig, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were so many awesome things to see for just a cheap price. The theater360 was amazing! All floors are worth visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum bit a bit of a mixed bag in terms of architecture and displays. Some sections looked recently refurbished and the collections are like works of art. Some parts (e..g Japanese gallery) look a bit older. We got the English audio guides but the explanations of exhibits were a bit too in depth for us and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a physicist and science historian, I found this to be one of the best science museums I've ever been to. Start from the lowest floor and work your way up. The museum is designed to go from the basic sciences and past, to the present, and the future. You can also visit the herb garden on the roof, as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Quite a bit of the descriptions are in Japanese without English translation, but that's not crucial to enjoying the galleries. Where needed there is English translation for most bits. Really enjoyed seeing the native Japanese animals exhibit, the bats and the deer, also the tanuki. There is also a very interesting exhibit on the settlement of the Japanese islands. All... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

We walk from Ueno station to museum. It is not so far. We bought ticket by 1600yen. Firstly we visited Special Exhibition. Nowadays special Exhibition title is Lascaux: The cave paintings of the ice age. It was very interesting and included that cave, cave paintings and human changes . After that we visited museum main halls. In the first floor... 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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