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Museum of Aeronautical Sciences

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Museum of Aeronautical Sciences

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Joe W wrote a review Mar 2020
Calgary Alberta Canada65 contributions33 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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roy v wrote a review Jul 2019
Traralgon, Australia3,934 contributions675 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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SekBoy wrote a review Jul 2018
Toronto, Canada186 contributions85 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Sally W wrote a review Dec 2016
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: December 2016
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Patrick S wrote a review Jan 2016
176 contributions54 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2015
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