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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan

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Address: 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto 135-0064, Tokyo Prefecture
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 16:30

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Go for Asimo

Large parts of the museum were closed off, I guess they were changing exhibits. Very little English and I had to rely on my scientist boyfriend to explain what was going on. Even... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 April 2016
Annette M
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Large parts of the museum were closed off, I guess they were changing exhibits. Very little English and I had to rely on my scientist boyfriend to explain what was going on. Even still, some parts were a complete mystery to us. Luckily, the Asimo demonstration was fascinating enough for it not to matter about being all in Japanese! It... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Loved this museum, I paid extra to go into the video game part but wasn't worth it because that was so busy, the same with some other parts of the museum, 20 minute waiting times but the museum was amazing so not surprised it was busy. I loved seeing Asimo, that was he highlight of my visit but make sure... More 

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London, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Luckily they warned us via a screen by the ticket office that half of the museum was shut, although none of the ticket staff we tried to ask about this spoke any English and just pointed at a card with ticket prices on it. Definitely check if it's still the case that it's half closed as I wouldn't bother if... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

The only highlight of our trip to Miraikan was the (pricey) monorail ride that gave us a good look at Tokyo Harbour. Otherwise don't bother. The exhibits were hard to understand and we are maths/science people! The Asimov demo was interesting but all in Japanese. Thankfully, we didn't pay the extra money for the special exhibition. It's in an out... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

I picked a great time to visit the museum! I was originally going to see Asimo, which was incredibly cool! Right behind her exhibit was the entrance to "Game On." I was amazed at the enormity of the display! I got to try out the PS Virtual Reality headset and play so many old games. The rest of the museum... More 

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Calgary, AB
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

So, first of all they don't advertize that fully half the exhibitions are closed due to renovations, but there is no reduction in price. In any case, this let's you see the 10 minute ASIMO show (all in Japanese) and two floors (3 and 5). While the price is lower than most Science Centres, there were very few must-see displays.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Very interactive with lots of exhibits of interest to children and teens. Our kids really enjoyed riding the Honda scooters driven by shifting your body position as well as several of the other exhibits. It is a bit of a hike so block out 3-4 hours for the excursion.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

This museum is great with lots of unique exhibits. Everything is in English the interactive exhibits were great but slow things down waiting for others. There isn't really a way around this of course. The aibo robot and girl robot are especially unique. Some good explanations and exhibits of cutting edge science and technology. The building is also quite impressive... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I know there are several science/technology museums in Japan, but this one is really lame. Most of the exhibits have weird sound effects but very little actual information, in English or Japanese. Not worth your time unless you are in Tokyo for a while.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Like other reviewers, I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. Museum was average to my jaded kids. Exhibits were few and somewhat simple.

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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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