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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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Successful renewal missed an important step

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Michelle M
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Nagoya, Japan
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We had such a great time in the science centre. Most of it was in Japanese but there was still a lot of interactive exhibits to play with. We saw the planetarium as well. Commentary was in Japanese so we didn't understand the words but the images and use of space is amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a great hands-on museum for all ages, and my son had a great time. I saw kids of all ages, though high school, playing with the demonstration displays. Very interactive and encompasses many areas of science. The only drawback was the lack of English signage, and the planetarium show was entirely in Japanese. The museum does offer a... More 

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