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National Museum of Nature and Science

7-20 Uenokoen, Taito 110-8718, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5777-8600
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Great for kids, beautiful exhibits

I was here as a chaperone for a group of kindergartners, and we had a ball. Not comparable to DC... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2014
Washington DC, District of Columbia
killing time in Ueno

The museum souvenir store was the highlight as there were a wide range of gifts not just for... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2014
Durban, South Africa
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7-20 Uenokoen, Taito 110-8718, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-5777-8600
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Reviewed 18 December 2014

I was here as a chaperone for a group of kindergartners, and we had a ball. Not comparable to DC museums, perhaps, but I'm sure I'm biased. The exhibits were lovely, and it's definitely worth visiting if you live in Tokyo or you're there for...More

3  Thank rabbitsix
Reviewed 9 December 2014

The museum souvenir store was the highlight as there were a wide range of gifts not just for children. Check if exhibits ARE open- when I went most of the exhibits were under construction. It is a well-represented museum and would be a really nice...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

This is a little discover... Many dinosaurs and apparently the most well preserved and expensive dinosaur bough from Canada is displayed downstairs. There is a rare full skeleton of a South American mammoth

5  Thank Boris S
Reviewed 30 November 2014

We like it su much that we revisted the museum after last year´s initial visit. Don´t miss the annex on the right hand side of the museum - access through outside only.

2  Thank Rudi S
Reviewed 2 November 2014 via mobile

I had some spare time in and around ueno so gave the museum a try. The museum was a great price for what it offers however there is very limited English descriptions on the exhibits. I understand that it's japan and not England but it...More

2  Thank Qsfyiif
Reviewed 1 November 2014

I was pumped to go to this museum, but found it to be rather ordinary--however, an ordinary science museum is still pretty good! The main thrust is the natural history of the Japanese islands, and it does quite a nice job at that goal--within that...More

1  Thank Tuttle51
Reviewed 11 October 2014

This huge museum is suitable for all ages. Be prepared to walk a lot to see all of it. It takes about three hours to go. The section of mammals is impressive. It's very easy to get there by metro.

7  Thank Mdfor
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Most exhibits are closed for renovations, and the ones that were open were almost entirely in Japanese only so not that interesting to non-Japanese speakers. The coolest part is the life size blue whale, which us outside and free to look at

1  Thank etownpaul
Reviewed 29 September 2014

It is a nice museum, the garden on the roof is wonderful. The only disadvantage is that everything is in Japanese, You can look it up on the computers there, but it is not the same. But if you are interested in science it is...More

2  Thank ChibiSuzan
Reviewed 28 September 2014

There are a variety of exhibits available to see here. There is an entire wing of the museum devoted to the nature and science of Japan and an entire wing (its own building) dedicated to nature and science as a whole. Most of the direct...More

Thank Joe K
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
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Response from Ahmad A | Reviewed this property |
yes its worth its a freat place
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Response from must_need_H2O | Reviewed this property |
I would send an email to the museum and see if they would work with you or have an answer. The museum was a great place to visit, and if you had a business meeting/party there you would all truly enjoy the experience.
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Response from Fukushima-kosodate | Reviewed this property |
Hello. It is opening 24 to 27 December .(2015) The following is the official site information . ---- Days Closed : Every Monday (If Monday is a national holiday, the Museum is open Monday and closed the following... More
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