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National Museum of Nature and Science

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One of the most amazing museums I have been too

This museum was huge and had all types of science and natural history. We had a great time... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2019
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Science museum where all science was condensed, it is difficult to appreciate everything in one day

物理・化学・考古・天文・テクノロジー等々、ありとあらゆる『科学』の知識が凝縮された博物館です。通年で開催される常設展だけでも1日いるだけで飽きることはないでしょう。全ての展示をじっくりと鑑賞したり体験... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2018
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7-20 Uenokoen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My expectations were quickly brought back to reality when I visited this museum. I expected a large Museum with lots of displays. Not so. It is a messy building to navigate with lots of corridors and escalators. The only display which will be memorable is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

This museum was huge and had all types of science and natural history. We had a great time exploring and learning about many different animals. The specimens were amazing. All of the exhibits were stunning to look at.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

物理・化学・考古・天文・テクノロジー等々、ありとあらゆる『科学』の知識が凝縮された博物館です。通年で開催される常設展だけでも1日いるだけで飽きることはないでしょう。全ての展示をじっくりと鑑賞したり体験したりするならば、1日では足りないかもしれません。年齢・性別関係なく楽しめるところではありますが、それが故に足が棒になるくらいクタクタに歩き回る(もしくは歩き回される)のもしばしば。美術館に比べて休憩スペースが少ないのが数少ない難点の一つです。とは言え、休憩スペースを設ける空き領域も無いくらいに魅力的な展示が目白押しです。体力を温存させるならば、テーマを決めて鑑賞するといいかもしれません。 動植物や化石の標本は展示そのものがダイナミックですので、特に子供には大人気のフロアではあるのですが、地下3階の科学の原理や基礎研究のフロアは、実験的な展示は多いものの比較的地味であるため人の立ち入りが多くないように見受けられました。科学へ興味を持つことの導入は人によって様々ですが、こういった基礎研究にも充分に光を当てられれば、と思います。特別展では英語表記の解説も多いのですが、常設展は図や模型などの視覚へ訴える展示が多いからか、多言語解説が少ないようにも感じました。 It is a museum where wisdom of every science has been condensed, Physics, Chemistry, Archeology, Astronomy and Technology. It may be difficult to view in a day even with permanent exhibitions that are held throughout the year. Because there are exhibits that you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

This museum has mostly science exhibits to visit with still a fair amount of nature exhibits. It can be said that the exhibits were spread out nicely and organised of their categories. This attraction is great if you like Nature and Science or for us,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

Wow, what an amazing collection. I spent over 3 hours here looking statue Japanese Gallery and the World gallery. There were several schools there when I visited, on a Thursday morning, the children were generally so well behaved you didn't take much notice of them....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Not only shopping place in Ueno , you can gain knowledge from this museum such as human, physics, chemistry, plants, animal, techno etc But 360 video room was closed from renovation.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Poonsak P
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

well worth a visit and be prepared to spend most of the day there! the global section took the whole day and we didn't even get to the Japan section.. not all exhibits had English translation though, which would have made it even better..

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Jason H
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

We only managed to see the Global exhibits and skipped the Japanese exhibits (next time!) and spend a few hours at this well appointed and laid out museum. The dinosaur exhibits were our favourite. Will certainly visit this museum again when next in Tokyo.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank PeggieMalaysia
Reviewed November 5, 2018

I did not expect this to be huge. I allotted like an hour or two to visit this museum and head to another attraction. But an hour passed and we were only like 25% of the entire exhibit. My kids love all the displays and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank xtin08
Reviewed October 27, 2018

The National Museum of Science and Nature is a fantastic museum and I highly recommend visiting if you have the time. All display information is in Japanese but you can still enjoy exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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Response from Smiddys | Reviewed this property |
Ther is no entrance fee for Ueno Park
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Response from AusHTR | Reviewed this property |
Closed on Mondays and open from 9am- 5pm weekdays. Friday and sat 9am - 8pm. Should be open during your visit. Adult: 620 yen each bought through a vending machine. Teens and younger free.
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Response from Farhan A | Reviewed this property |
it means it will be closed on tuesday as well as 28-1Jan.