National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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The area
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Neighbourhood: 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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  • Lydia
    Shinjuku, Japan23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful museum!
    Thought of bringing the kids to somewhere different other than the playground type of places (Legoland, Kidzania). The exhibitions are well spaced out, the place is easily found and assessable. My kids are aged 7-9 and maybe the science information was not what enticed them and maybe quite deep level for them? They seemed more interested to just move and touch everything. Not your typical science museum but a good one nonetheless. Dome theatre was enjoyable for the older kids but not for my youngest aged 1+. Think twice about bringing young ones in. It can get dark during the show and may not be convenient to excuse yourself when toddler gets cranky.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 November 2023
  • Eren
    Port Macquarie, Australia12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must go for science lovers
    Great for future scientists. Lots of attractions and events for kids. The shows at the dome were great (very interesting even for us). Museum shop was nice, you can buy smart toys or souvenirs. We loved it and will definitely come again during our next visit to Tokyo
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 January 2024
  • Josh D
    New York City, New York878 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very scientific!!
    I happen to be a big anti fan of science and math and I saw Oppenheimer three times and the physics in it almost blew my brain up!! I am very interested in astronomy and climatology and things on the Earth and I went here today with the space club at TUJ!! The group I was with was three Asian ladies and I am not an Asian lady but I could be considered an honorary one!! The museum had a lot of technology things like robots and a 3D movie about space!! I happened to use my brain a lot here which is always a good thing!!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 February 2024
  • CantBeBothered18
    Adelaide, Australia142 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointing display
    My husband and I both love science and were looking forward to Japan’s display of its technology in this museum. However, when comparing this to Questacon and Scienceworks, this is very disappointing. For the robotic displays, there were the Sony robotic dogs and Lovbots. Asimo was no longer there. The range of displays were ok, mostly descriptive rather than interactive. The exhibition we enjoyed was from the university students who happened to be there demonstrating magnetic conductivity through different experiments.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 February 2024
  • Glenn K
    Brisbane, Australia71 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really Interesting but a Bit Overwhelming
    Went there with my adult son. Seemed to be so much of interest there. Unfortunately, we only got there 1 hour before closing time, so only skimmed through some of the exhibits. Probably geared towards younger teens or pre-teens. Also, there was a bit too much mention of climate-change in some of the exhibits. The hands on stuff was fun.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 February 2024
  • Mary B
    Sydney, Australia88 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great exhibits. Bring food and drink and expect queues for films.
    Lots of really interesting interactive and innovative exhibits. Strange building involved travelling up lots of escalators and rather cold and empty in places. Did get crowded with kids as it was a Sunday and there was an unnecessarily officious system of queuing to get a reserved space for another queue to get into films but still worth a visit.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 February 2024
  • Quang Kiet Le
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam967 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interactive exhibitions
    The museum was about 6 mins on foot from train stations. It was quite fun for each to interact with the exhibitions and learned a lot from them. All of exhibitions was well noted by both of English and Japanese. Would recommend to pay an extra fee and spend more time to enjoy a movie show on the 7th floor.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 April 2024
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BestRegards FromFar
Cape Town Central, South Africa600 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
A visit to this museum is a really great activity for young and old. The museum makes you think and reflect on science and every day life in a very interactive way. We spent a full afternoon exploring the different exhibitions which are well translated into English.
Written 26 April 2023
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Ulyana
Almaty, Kazakhstan3,334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Good interactive museum. Here you can find something interesting for you and it doesn’t matter what is your sphere of interest - there are a lot of exhibits.
Of course, you’ll impressed with the robots.
Please note, that Asimo robot is not available in the museum.
Written 5 November 2022
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JapanTess
Japan667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
This is an excellent museum, with a wide variety of exhibits and activities to do. Rather than exhibiting old things, though, everything is geared toward the future (or the future as it was when the museum opened, at least) and emerging science. There’s a lot of speculative exhibits about how technology could be used to save the environment or improve our lives, as well as some rather dated looks at the internet. Some are more thought provoking experiences than actual things to learn about.
There’s also an area about space travel and exploring the oceans.
Overall, it’s a very unusual and interesting place to visit. There are English explanations on many, but not all, exhibits, but I think almost everything can be enjoyed or appreciated regardless.
Written 31 December 2022
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Gardengel-IoW
West Sussex, UK889 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Not mean to be a pun, sorry.
Several interesting installations although a lot of it didnt make sense to me and English but not to take away from the intentions.
The building itself is worth a look if doing the rounds of Odaiba, as we were.
There is a cafe on one of the upper floors that has a view toward Gundam but more importantly served vegetarian food- not one but two main dishes, I never expected to come across that here but took full advantage while I could. Vegetarian food was hard to come by in Japan.
Written 22 July 2023
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Josh D
New York City, NY878 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I happen to be a big anti fan of science and math and I saw Oppenheimer three times and the physics in it almost blew my brain up!! I am very interested in astronomy and climatology and things on the Earth and I went here today with the space club at TUJ!! The group I was with was three Asian ladies and I am not an Asian lady but I could be considered an honorary one!! The museum had a lot of technology things like robots and a 3D movie about space!! I happened to use my brain a lot here which is always a good thing!!
Written 3 February 2024
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CantBeBothered18
Adelaide, Australia142 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
My husband and I both love science and were looking forward to Japan’s display of its technology in this museum. However, when comparing this to Questacon and Scienceworks, this is very disappointing. For the robotic displays, there were the Sony robotic dogs and Lovbots. Asimo was no longer there. The range of displays were ok, mostly descriptive rather than interactive. The exhibition we enjoyed was from the university students who happened to be there demonstrating magnetic conductivity through different experiments.
Written 5 February 2024
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Eren
Port Macquarie, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Great for future scientists. Lots of attractions and events for kids. The shows at the dome were great (very interesting even for us). Museum shop was nice, you can buy smart toys or souvenirs. We loved it and will definitely come again during our next visit to Tokyo
Written 3 January 2024
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Lydia
Shinjuku, Japan23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Thought of bringing the kids to somewhere different other than the playground type of places (Legoland, Kidzania). The exhibitions are well spaced out, the place is easily found and assessable. My kids are aged 7-9 and maybe the science information was not what enticed them and maybe quite deep level for them? They seemed more interested to just move and touch everything. Not your typical science museum but a good one nonetheless.

Dome theatre was enjoyable for the older kids but not for my youngest aged 1+. Think twice about bringing young ones in. It can get dark during the show and may not be convenient to excuse yourself when toddler gets cranky.
Written 22 November 2023
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Glenn K
Brisbane, Australia71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Went there with my adult son. Seemed to be so much of interest there. Unfortunately, we only got there 1 hour before closing time, so only skimmed through some of the exhibits. Probably geared towards younger teens or pre-teens. Also, there was a bit too much mention of climate-change in some of the exhibits. The hands on stuff was fun.
Written 5 February 2024
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TheLeongOhana
United States7,517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Wandered all the way out to Odaiba to visit this museum.

The museum building itself was impressive. Quite large and spacious with a nice design.

Since we had other plans we skipped the movies and just went to see the exhibits.

The first floor provided couches so you could stare up at our world from below.

The fifth floor was the most entertaining for us as most of the exhibits were interactive or hands on. Top ones for us were:

The router exhibit required the most work from us to setup and watch but did a great job of visually going showing the data routing process.

The androids exhibit with Otonaroid was interactive with a very realistic looking female robot.

The future earth presented reality on the success of different earths which matches current day concerns.

The 6th floor was not as interesting as these were mostly displays to read and learn about particle accelerators, safety, etc. As we circled around the walkway by planet earth every person who traveled to space was pictured with some who even signed their autographs. Puts the worlds space program in perspective about how short it has been and the limited numbers who made it into space.

Great museum for both adults and kids.
Written 16 July 2023
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