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“Difficult to understand many exhibits without explanation”

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan
Ranked #5 of 173 things to do in Koto
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We were disappointed with our visit. My husband has studied a Science degree and he could not make sense of some of the exhibits. We arrived a 11.30am and all the reserved areas were booked out even though it only opens at 10am. The displays are not set out very well and it was easy to find yourself going around in a circle. We ate in the cafe and the food was well priced and tasty. We have been to the Science Museum in San Francisco and it makes the Tokyo look like a very poor cousin. Great for kids to have fun but they will have difficulty understanding what they are actually looking at.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

An excellent museum on the futuristic Odaiba island. The whole area gleams and is an appropriate setting for this museum of the future.

Even as adults who like to to keep up with the sciences, we were pleasantly surprised to be engaged by the displays on emerging technologies. There is a lot here for children to enjoy, and the inventiveness of the exhibits will generate lasting memories.

3  Thank RobinIG88
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

We went on a Monday, and it wasn't crowded, but tickets for the shows are limited and given out quickly, so go straight to the upper level to reserve them.
The highlights were Paro the robot, and the large globe, and the futuristic city of 2050 where you choose where you live, and are assigned a job - I will be a helicopter rescue pilot !

2  Thank uprightman
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

I visited the museum to see the special exhibition on the British 1966 Supermarionation television series THUNDERBIRDS, which had a big following in Japan. The exhibition told the story of British producer Gerry Anderson's brainchild in the form of videos, photos, artwork, miniature dioramas, a 3D movie, an audience participation segment, and the marionette characters themselves were on display. There was also a section of the exhibition which showcased the fantastic technology of the TV series alongside that of science and technology of present day. The exhibition itself was mostly in Japanese, but fans of the show would be able to enjoy it nonetheless. As for the Miraikan itself, I did not have time to explore the rest of the museum beyond the exhibition, but the facility itself was certainly impressive.

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

great place for children and also for adults. a must do when in tokyo. the train to tokyo bay is an attraction per se.

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