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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan
Ranked #4 of 156 things to do in Koto
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São Paulo, SP
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9 reviews
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“Very interesting”
Reviewed 17 August 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.

Visited August 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“For your inner scientist”
Reviewed 12 July 2013

We came here mainly for Asimo, but the whole museum was very cool indeed. Prepare to spend a good half day inside here to explore everything. Not very much in English, but we managed.

Visited July 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A HUGE Geo-Cosmos Globe Suspended from the Ceiling!”
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!

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Planetarium amazing. The rest not bad”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Florida
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26 reviews
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“some interesting stuff, but can get crowded”
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!

Visited June 2013
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