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National Museum of Nature and Science

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Address: 7-20 Uenokoen, Taito 110-8718, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-5777-8600
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my favorite in tokyo

this Museum was my favorite in Tokyo even thou it was all in Japanese we loved our t6ime there for many reasons 1- it was not boring and ver interesting 2-very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

this Museum was my favorite in Tokyo even thou it was all in Japanese we loved our t6ime there for many reasons 1- it was not boring and ver interesting 2-very educational 3-you are allowed to take photos but without using the flash 4-there was no fake displays in my opinion, this is a must see place and I will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Dinosaur borns are a magnet for kids. This place has many fossils compared to most of the Natural history museums in US and its free for kids!

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Vancouver BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This is a excellent museum. There are lots of interesting displays and the place seems to go on forever. There is very little in the way of English signage or descriptions but this is a museum for the Japanese, not tourists. The Global section was really well done and we saw things we had never seen before - like what... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

An enjoyable visit in this amazing museum is a very good activity for family with very young children in Tokyo

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This place rocks. I have seen lots of museum and this by far is one of the most comprehensive. Five stories - full with exhibits of skeletons, fossils, insect specimens and lots of videos and animations that are very cool. Experiments that is interactive in physics and electonics. Histories and discoveries and prominent nobel laurates of japanese origin. The only... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great museum, lots of stuff from prehistoric up to nowadays. But most of the information is written in Japanese. If you are really want to learn more, rent a audio guide for a small fee. Free for students until highschool.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

If you have limited time, this museum might not be on top of your list, but for those who love nature, science and animals, this is fantastic! Plenty of explanation of the Japanese fauna and flora; great collection of life-sized animals (mammals and fishes...). The real Hachiko is there too! Cherry on top, you will be able to explore the... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I've been to Museum of Natural History in London before, and despite having similar vibe and content I'd dare to say that this one is much more variant and resourceful for many generations. The museum provided various of information on the nature of Japan and it's citizen alike. And it is created in an environment where young adults (as my... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Visited this attraction on the recommendation of our son and his fiance who had visited a week prior while they were in the area. This had many interesting exhibits. The nature exhibits were easier to view as they did not require as much knowledge of Japanese to appreciate what we were seeing. It was interesting to see the actual Hachi... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I went here on a rainy day and it was just okay. It is a pretty big museum with plenty to see. You can get audio guides, which admittedly I didn't because I don't have the patience to listen to things to find out whether the thing I'm looking at is actually interesting! That said, beyond a couple of labels... More 

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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