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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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Nice museum, lacks English descriptions

The museum is easy to reach by subway, basically between two subway stations. You cannot miss this place, as in front is huge space rocket and also planetarium "glued" to the main... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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jakarta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived late in the afternoon and saw group of school children left the museum. Mornings must be filled with children. 6 floors of exhibitions of science and all. Interactive and interesting but some explanation are in Japs. Still interesting! Skip the show at planetarium, its all in Japs and its boring! We left half way, one is coz we dont... More 

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Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a shame, that such huge and modern museum doesn't provide translation of all information in English. Only English words you see are the name of sections, which doesn't help you to understand the meaning of different objects.

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Colombo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This could be named as a good place for teens and students where they could get them selfs educated. Nice location to see around if you are a traveler.

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Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They say it's the world largest planetarium. It is impressive, the quality of the images is amazing. You just feel the Japanese quality. Museum itself is worth a visit, especially if you have kids hungry for knowledge! And, of course, the staff is very polite and helpful.

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Thank Tsouhinho
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70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is easy to reach by subway, basically between two subway stations. You cannot miss this place, as in front is huge space rocket and also planetarium "glued" to the main building. The tickets were less than 1000yen (I forgot, but it was around 600yen for and adult, no discount and not the planetarium) and the staff speaks English... More 

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simeisin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most of the displays are in Japanese and the planetarium commentary is also in Japanese. Easy access using the subway.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

No English Tour. They have brochures in korean chinese, spanish and english tho. Entrance for both the planetarium and the science museum is 800 JPY. The line to enter the Planetarium is HUGE. They do a tour every hour and 20 minutes. The tour is approximately 50 minutes.

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Thank Samuel D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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 bubbles 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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