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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
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Address: 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto 135-0064, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3570-9151
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 16:30

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Great fun with amazing technology and NO crowds !!

Went here on either the 1st or 2nd of January (can't remember which as went so many places) and the 1st thing that amazed me was the lack of crowds and therefore no queue-yay... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2016
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

We visited this museum on Mother's Day and the kids had a ball. There are lots of interactive displays and sufficient information in English for foreigners. There is a small cafe, great gift shop. The highlight for us was the robotics area including the Asimo demonstration.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

A few exhibits were closed when we arrived, but there were still plenty to see and do. We planned to spend 3 hours there but ended up staying for 5. English explanation provided for everything (except for the Asimo show).

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

If you are used to the European and the US science museums, this one won't impress you. Apart from Asimo and the droid, there isn't anything outstanding exhibited here. The museum can be crowded in the afternoon and you'll have to stand in line to experience most of the exhibits. Tip: The actual demonstrations with Asimo are schedule a few... More 

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Elizabeth Town, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Went here on either the 1st or 2nd of January (can't remember which as went so many places) and the 1st thing that amazed me was the lack of crowds and therefore no queue-yay! Very high tech and grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed the virtual city attraction which included instructions in English. The life sized robot was visually funny but we found... More 

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jakarta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

It is in Odaiba, a bit walk from the main attraction/mall, but worth the walk. Love the robotic sections, lots of interactive plays for the kids. And dun forget to watch the globe and robot shows (not sure abt timing). They are awesome! Dun forget to check out the museum shops, lots of educational toys! Must visit when in Tokyo.

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Thank imbidders
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

From friendly Asimo to more modern, freakishly human-like robots, This museum is a reminder of how far Japan has come in terms of technological development.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Definitely worth a visit. Some great interactive displays. English available on most displays. Cool androids and robots, very futuristic. Enjoyed Asimov display, although in Japanese. Dome Theatre show is worthwhile, and they offer English translation headsets. Spent a good half day here, had lunch upstairs in their restaurant, great lunch set.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Visited the Miraikan in November, fairly late in the day as it was a last minute plan. I was quite gutted we didn't decide to go earlier as there was easily enough to keep you entertained for the day!! The museum is very modern and largely interactive - which was great, as I went here with my young brother who... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

A great place to play the technology into the children and for the adults to stay updated on technology on a bit more general level across micro ships, androids, medical and surgical discoveries and the discovery of space.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

My daughter highly recommended this museum in our itinerary because she was curious to know what science can do in the future. It was quite easy to get to the museum. We used the new JR Line to Telecom Station. It was just a walking distance away. The surrounding is very pleasant, far away from the hustle bustle of city.... More 

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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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