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“A HUGE Geo-Cosmos Globe Suspended from the Ceiling!”

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan
Ranked #5 of 178 things to do in Koto
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Our hotel was located in Odaiba not far from this attraction, so we caught the free Bay Shuttle which dropped us off at the museum's doorstep. My husband and I, with our 19-year-old son, spent the next couple of hours totally fascinated with the robots, gizmos, gadgets, and interactive displays. The most magical thing there was a gigantic globe hanging from the multi-stories high ceiling. The globe is ALIVE with real-time weather movements displayed on the thousands of LED panels that form a giant mosaic of Earth. Hard to describe; you have to see it firsthand.

Also, I like to browse museum gift shops, and this gift shop had a lot of innovative items I had never seen before.

In my opinion, this place is definitely worth a visit if you are interested in science and technology!

Thank P C
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

I'd say it's worth visiting if only for the planetarium, this is top notch and really impressive. The rest of the centre is pretty good, we've been to similar places in Europe and North America - there are some interesting exhibits - but cold perhaps be better.

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Reviewed 24 June 2013

The monorail ride to Odaiba Island is half the fun! Wow, what a view of Tokyo!

We got to Miraikan around 1:15pm on a Monday, 45 minutes before the last Asimo show at 2pm. The place was very crowded! My son got frustrated at some of the exhibits, waiting in line or getting elbowed by other kids trying to horn in. We saw the Asimo show at 2pm -- which was kinda cool, then went down to the first floor to watch the "Movements" video on the LED globe. The LED globe is awesome! At 3pm we saw a movie in the Imax theater, which was average. Finally, at 3:30pm, the place started clearing out and my son went thru the exhibits again - this time, not so crowded. We lasted until 4 or 4:15, then spent a couple hours across the street, walking around the pier.

Be sure to stay until after dark, so you can see Tokyo at night, from the monorail over the harbor. Wow!

1  Thank K S
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

Having visited the Deutsche Museum and London's Science Museum, this is no match. However, it did provide the kids a fun filled half day. Asimo was definitely fun to watch. We enjoyed the exhibit where everyone tried to "connect" to everyone electronically. After signing in, we had our own "circle" on the floor that followed and directed us around the exhibit. If we got near someone else's circle, we would "connect" and "communciatie".

The IMAX show "Birthday" is about the birth of the universe. It is a good way to tell the story. The only issue was that the Japanese sound track was so loud that we could barely hear through our English headphone.

The Money exhibition was a hands on exhibit that was very well thought out. We had fun doing all the exercises and learning while we went through the show.

BTW, Tripadvisor has the name of this attraction spelled wrongly. Thus we could not find anything about this place beforehand. Pls spell "Museum" correctly in the title.

Thank Efyshum
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

I think the majority of people are attracted to this museum because of the Honda robot Asimo. If this is the main reason for your visit then there are only two shows a day, one at 11am or 2pm. Unfortunately we visited this museum later in the afternoon so we missed it.
As museums go, this is an interesting and interactive one but you need a good few hours if you want to explore everything. The opening times are 10:00 - 17:00 and the admission fee is 600yen per person. It is about a 5 minute walk from the Telecom Center station.

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