Museum of Aeronautical Sciences

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Museum of Aeronautical Sciences

Museum of Aeronautical Sciences
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Joe W
Calgary Alberta Canada65 contributions
Feb 2020
Easy to get to by local transit bus, and only 220 yen each way. literally 3 stops or so from the airport. Some outdoor exhibits, some indoor, good displays, and lots of open space. looks like they had lots of hands on stuff for the kids. The day I was there they are understaffed, so the 747 cockpit was closed (:() - it is a former Northwest airlines 747 full cockpit. There is a cafeteria and good viewing deck as well. Its not huge museum, a 2 hours stay for the average person, and 3+ for the aviation buff.
Written March 10, 2020
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia4,038 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
While In Tokyo we were taken to this museum by friends who live in the area.
Here you can see a lot of old interesting planes outside on a lawn area.
The museum contains some great items and you can learn a lot about Japanese aviation history.
We were able to go into a simulator and experience flying ,takeoff and landing at different airports
Stand beside a jet plane engine and understand how big they are.
We had lunch at the restaurant on the fourth floor which was quite ok , then up to the fifth floor to a great observation lounge looking out to the Narita Airport .
Here you can view planes coming in to land nearly every minute, soo many different airlines and planes it is very interesting as they fly right in more or less right above you .A great place for plane buffs, there were a few guys their with top looking cameras, probably satisfying their hobby.
Well worth the visit, cost to enter was 500 Yen, you can easily spend a few hours there.
Written July 6, 2019
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SekBoy
Toronto, Canada185 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Wanted to be closer to the airplane take-off moment ? This is the Museum can provide it. You can walk out to the balcony to take a few photos when planes are taking off. There is also an observatory level in door if u want to relax and keep watching on a seat.
It also has a nice cafe with hot food and ramen along with a vending machine. The costs is 500 yen . One thing though is the transportation where only one bus stop nearby that u need to walk 10 mins. The bus is located at stop #28-A, on floor 1 at terminal 2 at Narita Airport , see attached , that it is not frequently run.
For the amount of time to stay, it is suggested to spend 2-3 hours.
Written July 13, 2018
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Sally W
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
We recently spent time in Japan and, while staying in Narita, found this great museum near Narita International Airport. My husband is a pilot, and our 7 year old son loves flying/planes, and this museum was great. There were a number of old planes outside that you could sit in, there was a Boeing 747 simulator you could have a go on, plus there was a B747 real cockpit from a plane which you could get a guided tour through. Plus the entry fee was very reasonable. There is also a viewing platform over Narita Airport where you can plane spot from, and this was a perfect way to see all the international traffic at this busy airport, right up close. It is a great way to spend a few hours if you have some spare time in Narita before or after your flight.
Written December 22, 2016
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Patrick S
175 contributions
Feb 2015
Feels a bit dated, but still if you have an interest in aeronautics it's well worth checking this place out. One highlight is the viewing platform, where you can watch the planes coming in and out of the airport, and it's so close that you feel like you could reach out and touch them.
Written January 8, 2016
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Swissflyer54
37 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
From the outside this place looks very promising. Many real aircrafts and helicopters on display outdoors. Inside some interesting experiments to discover. Unfortunately English translation or guided tour is inexistent. Entrance fee ¥500, try to get the 20% discount voucher from Narita JR station tourist information counter. There you will be guided to the right bus which runs around Narita airport along runway 34L. Make sure you have enough cash. Suica and Pasmo card NOT accepted,but money changer on board. Fare around ¥530 one way
Written July 27, 2015
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flyingkiwi東京
東京45 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
A good place to take children and the entrance fee is cheap. Lots of small aircraft in front of the museum that children can climb in and out of. The cross-section of the 747 on display inside the museum is interesting, and you can appreciate how big the aircraft actually is. On the top floor there is an outside and inside viewing deck, and an employee gives commentary on planes landing and taking off (in Japanese.)

However, many of the displays are historical rather than modern and in my opinion some of them could do with updating. There isn't much for adult enthusiasts to sink their teeth into. Unfortunately, I have experienced better aeronautical museums.
Written June 29, 2014
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Vanillachan
Ushiku, Japan613 contributions
Feb 2014 • Family
Visited this place a number of times for both planespotting and relaxing with the family. Depending on which way the wind is blowing, you can see landing very clearly. The outside open area with the planes are excellent for kids and a nice place for a picnic. Only 500 yen entry fee to enter the museum but the outside area and parking are free.
Written May 5, 2014
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