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Nagoya City Science Museum

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Address: 2-17-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0008, Aichi Prefecture
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The show in the planetarium was very informative but unless you understand Japanese language it would be hard to follow. The graphics was very good. The displays were very well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this museum very enjoyable even if we had short time for visiting before our train left. In 2 ours we tried the polar room (cover yourself well, the -30 °C room is horrible in shorts) and the electric discharge experience. Both were interesting even if the explanation was in japanese, but we got the point nonethless. I think... More 

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Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The show in the planetarium was very informative but unless you understand Japanese language it would be hard to follow. The graphics was very good. The displays were very well done.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I went to visit the museum because it had the worlds largest planetarium which made it a must visit, and its huge. The other exhibits were cool, although not as wow as say for example the miraikan in odaiba. The kids will love based on how crazy the kids were in the museum, lots of informative exhibits

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Nagoya, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The recent renewal of the Nagoya Science Museum was met with great anticipation in the city, and the success of the planetarium so well known that tickets for the night events are still hard to come by. The planetarium shows are well orchestrated and publicised by the energetic director, and are well worth the trouble and cost of admission. So... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

You may rent bicycles in ORIX shop ( very near royal park hotel nagoya, just adjacent to Family Mart there). It has some electricity powered bicycles to rent. Using a bike to tour around is the best way to travel in Nagoya city. Use of Google map will take you to many tourist spots easily.

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College Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

The museum has a lot of detailed explanations on electronics and natural phenomena, on the level that children can understand. One of the disappointing facts was that the space-exploration show was entirely in Japanese, so I couldn't understand the narration at all.

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Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

A really interesting museum with lots of interesting demos but very little English, the Wi-Fi guide seems out of sync with what is there?

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Had a fun walk around and the planetarium is very impressive but the show is too long if you can't understand what is being said. Too bad everything is in Japanese...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

It was fun to visit the science museum in Nagoya. Most of the stuff on regular floors was hands-on. My sixteen year old as well as eleven year old enjoyed so much that we ran out of time to go through every single floor. We spent about three hours on those floors and headed to the planetarium. To be honest,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

this was a huge centre with lots of things for chn to explore. All in Japanese though. It has the largest planetarium in the world but Sunday was so packed all shows booked out. The shows are all in Japanese. Nice play ground next door and an outside area as well. small gift shop and cafe. Worth going to and... More 

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