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“Only if there are more English”

Nagoya City Science Museum
Ranked #7 of 438 things to do in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Non-Japanese literate tourists could have better appreciated the many great and well maintaned exhibits if there are more English translations. Don't waste your precious time (about 1 hour show) and money on the planetaruium as again everything is in Japanese and we (even the kids) fell asleep at some point during the show.

The staffs are very helpful though. They tried very hard to communicate in English.

Worth a visit if you have extra time. If not, would recommend other places (like the Toyota musuem) where there are more English translation.

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Reviewed 26 December 2013

OK to visit but if you want to enter into the planetaruium, cold room and such it's extra charge and they had big school groups so they were fully booked out. OK if you have small kids - some cool things for them

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

I didn't enjoy it all too much. I guess I've never been much of a space nut or all that into Science in general. I was especially bored since all the captions were in Japanese. I guess what was most impressive to me was the exterior of the building, which means I would have gladly just took a snap shot of the building and left after that. The planetarium bit was extremely boring. Honestly, the person talking on the microphone about stars, planets, history and all that....actually put me to sleep. It felt like a boring university lecture all over again. Except this time, everything was in Japanese instead of English.

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Reviewed 25 October 2013

We found this museum to contain far too much click a button and watch an explanation video. It is more of a playground for kids than a place where you will really interact and learn a lot, unless you have virtually no knowledge in these area's to begin with. A few of the exhibits where you could interact were either mundane or not working properly. There are some interesting things to see, but it felt like a small city attraction which wasn't worth our time. We took the time to see everything, experience many labs, but still left unimpressed. If you have time to spend indoors in Nagoya, I would recommend the JR Train museum (worth the trip), some of the cities shops, or Nagoya castle over this attraction hands down. Also, expect a lot of kids running around uncontrolled during the day and plenty of dating couples in the afternoon until closing. If you fit in those two crowds, you may enjoy this attraction more than we did.

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

this is a nice science museum for the kids. near subway (about 2 blocks). very inexpensive (kids <12 free, adults 400 yen). lots of hands on stuff. don't need any japanese, most stuff is obvious. good for at least a few hours. didn't do planetarium based on other reviews. no food inside, so bring some or wait until after you are done.

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