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National Museum of Nature and Science

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 7-20 Uenokoen, Taito 110-8718, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-5777-8600
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

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Very big and interesting

The museum was big and inexpensive. The problem is some of the exhibition is not in English. But overall was very good display and educational.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was big and inexpensive. The problem is some of the exhibition is not in English. But overall was very good display and educational.

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Atsugi, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually does not like Museum, but this was my first Science Museum visit in Japan. And I think it is not a bad place to visit. If you are interested in watching earth revolution from start till now, you can see it here. If you want to see Animals and there history you can see it. If you want... More 

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Kilmaurs, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Interesting and educational place to visit. This museum is one of many museums situated in Ueno Park so if its here you're to visit, make sure you enter the building with the life sized blue whale sculpture outside, hard to miss but we managed it and entered the art museum. Make sure you get there in good time as... More 

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East Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is of course, for Japanese children and children in general but there is a lot of information that is new for tourists and great for understanding the Japanese culture and goals. I didn't want to leave!

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located close to Ueno underground right in Ueno park, the museum is divided in two blocks: the old one, located in a beautiful building host some permanent collection including Japanese nature and people. The second block is modern and hosts very cool exhibitions on technology, animals and science. Suggested and super recommended a visit a the theatre where you will... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this museum with our 3 boys ages 14,10 and 10. It's a 5 minute walk into the park from Ueno station. Go to the first tourist info centre you see and they will direct you. Kids under 18 is free. Tickets can be paid with credit card.There are lockers to put all your winter gear as it's... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum displays a lot of things about Japanese science but none of it is described in English. They have monitors where you can read about the items but the English pages are always 'under construction'. I am sure the place provides a lot of details for Japanese people but for tourists it is a waste of time and money.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a great way to spend a day make sure it's on your list of places to visit. The English / multi language tablets are great for about ¥300 per day If you don't understand Japanese and katakana text you will need to hire a tablet There is a lot of information on the tablets and the single... More 

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Chicago, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing beats perspective and description better than a life-size blue whale monument. Great museum to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best museum where I was. The whole museum is divided to 2 buildings: Japan gallery and Global gallery. There is so many different expositions that everybody find something interesting. I spend there 4 hours and still did not have time to read about many expositions. Big bonus is for family with children because in time... 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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