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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
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Address: 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto 135-0064, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3570-9151
10:00 - 16:30
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 16:30

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Fascinating way to spend an afternoon

We spent an afternoon at Miraikan and thoroughly enjoyed it. The displays were in English as well as Japanese, so it was easy to access all the exhibits. The only limits were when... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

It is hard to believe that well-trained scientists thoroughly reviewed the productions and exhibits offered in this modern building, or that audience-savvy video producers did. Here are our experiences. 1) One of a number of stand-alone exhibits intends to demonstrate a phase of photosynthesis. We could discern nothing moving until a staffer called attention to a near-invisible little stream of... More 

5 Thank Murray M
Austin, Texas
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

There is no way to explain how informative and interesting our 4.5 hours were visiting this museum. The exhibits were spectacular, engrossing and informative. My teenage grandson, his friend and I could have stayed hours longer. We loved the Asimo, the robot, the androids, the Ninja exhibit, the Tsunagari show and so much more. This museum offers so many opportunities... More 

1 Thank SCF3128
Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
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83 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We spent an afternoon at Miraikan and thoroughly enjoyed it. The displays were in English as well as Japanese, so it was easy to access all the exhibits. The only limits were when the museum communicators were giving lectures, those were only in Japanese. The exhibits themselves were very well presented and interesting. We went on a Sunday afternoon, so... More 

Thank Cstrasser
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61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

While the museum does have a lot more potential than we saw if someone went during a weekday when children could not visit, it still doesn't leave you with the wonder you may hope. Information etc is targeted at children in some cases. Needs more cool robotics and maybe is a little outdated in the ones it has to be... More 

1 Thank Charles D
Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

It is located in Daiba area, near Yurikamome lines Fune-no-kagakukan station (about 10 minutes walk). Also provide free shuttle to/from Venus Fort, aqua city, Deck, .... 7/F café provide fast and economic food. Nice staffs and comfortable environment

Thank cybdl2000
Bundaberg, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We got here late in the day so really didn't get to spend much time here. What we saw though we REALLY enjoyed. Asimo the robot is the coolest thing ever! So many museums cater their exhibits for little kids, but this one really is enjoyable for all ages. Highly recommend a visit here!

Thank Lyriko
Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Since it had pretty good ratings, I decided to visit the museum since I am interested in science. If you have time to kill, go there but if you are one of the visitors who are seeking must places to visit in Japan, don't bother. If you have small kids, maybe it's worth while. Pros 1. Best show was the... More 

3 Thank J Y
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The science museum is interesting, with a few technological advances. It is not large and in less than an hour you can go through the different interactive sections. By far the best is Asimo, the robot from Honda. It moves like a human and is worth the wait.

Thank Eduardo R
Singapore, Singapore
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

A different kind of Science museum, it is not about the present but the future ... forward thinking and inspires you to think more about the future. Asumo the Robot is the icon of the museum. He is cute.

Thank wynsum
San Jose, California
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17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

If you have young kids under 10, this might be interesting for them. Otherwise, it is a waste of time and money for adults, nothing interesting there. The only thing worth seeing is the robot demonstration which lasts about 15 min.

Thank kim k

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
Odaiba is an entertainment hotspot with a giant ferris wheel, concert halls, amusement arcades and lots of shopping. It also boasts Oedo-onsen-monogatari, a hotspring that recreates old Edo-era ambiance and is very popular with foreign visitors. Shiodome has ultra-modern office buildings where you can often find restaurants with a great high-rise view of Tokyo. The neighboring area of Shinbashi is a district of much older commercial buildings and it's a great place to join 'salary men' enjoying a drink and snacks at street stalls under the railway bridges after work.
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