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National Museum of Nature and Science

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 7-20 Uenokoen, Taito 110-8718, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-5777-8600
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

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Everything about earth in one place

This was one of the best museum where I was. The whole museum is divided to 2 buildings: Japan gallery and Global gallery. There is so many different expositions that everybody... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best museum where I was. The whole museum is divided to 2 buildings: Japan gallery and Global gallery. There is so many different expositions that everybody find something interesting. I spend there 4 hours and still did not have time to read about many expositions. Big bonus is for family with children because in time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the museum 3 times. I really like this place. There are 2 buildings, the Japanese and the Global Gallery both are worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a day packed with activities and one of the items in the list was to see Hachiko's fur mount and we could only spare 2-3 hours. After 1.5 hours of walking and being lost from the University of Tokyo (Taito Campus), we found the museum and despite the size of this place (with tons of contents to fathom),... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 hours here. We could have stayed longer but it was closing time already. There is so much to see and learn. The kids enjoyed a lot. They liked the interactive displays. I am sure we will go here again in the future.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum must take a full day in order to explore it's marvels and the many floors and themes making earth history like a living story. The 360 Cinema is simply AMAZING so don't ever skip it and ask for show timings. From Dinosaurs age to modern age latest technologies you will see and feel every single thing this ages... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

First time I have experienced a museum that mixes science of life and scientific instruments. Very well planned, informative and a delight for people largely interested on science especially evolution of life. And those life size displayed of skeletons are absolutely a wonder. Highly recommended to visit when in Tokyo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a great place for children and a must for those who love dinosaurs. There are two galleries here: Japan Gallery and the World Gallery. I would start with the World Gallery and work my way towards the Japan Gallery. When you enter the world gallery, if you are travelling with children, take your tickets for the playground from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

After you enter and pay for a ticket, on the first floor there is a 360 degree theater. They will show a video ever 10 minutes. After exploring the main building, I thought I had seen everything but the adjacent building is even better. If you love seeing ancient fossils, this is a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Though the museum has exhibits on the history of the earth and scientific technology, what it's best for are its animal studies. There is one man's collection of wild game trophies, about 400 animals in all, though I didn't actually count how many were on display when I was there. But better even than the taxidermied animals are the sections... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest museum in Tokyo, opened in 1871. They had very good maintenance and developing the museum. Nowadays they put new technology such as 360 theatre, LED with motion sensor and detector. This museum also had playground for kids. Good for family to come and enjoyed the museum. Entry fee just 680Y for adult and free for kids... More 

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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