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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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+81 3-3570-9151
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 16:30

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Eye opener for future science and tech

We really enjoy this visit to the emerging science center, we have limited time to spend here as we arrived late around 3.00pm. The center is closed at 5pm. Therefore we only got... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 December 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I thought this museum was for enthusiastic, future-scientists kids. Yes, it actually is, but it can also be for curious grown-ups. What I liked the most was actually the most boring thing for the future-scientist children. There were some interactive boxes that show some of the awesome things the latest technology can do. There were pieces of text that explain... More 

Thank Abzollo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

There were numerous displays associated with life sciences, the environment, technology (robotics) and the space program. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in science and technology. The information is presented in a fashion that is accessible to the general public (does not require specialized knowledge or expertise to appreciate).

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East Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This museum is science and technology based. There is a 3D show that is fun and entertaining. You wills see a great view of the city and learn about the motivations of the Japanese who are into technologies. There is also a lot more history pertaining to videos and media.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This place is absolutely amazing! I could have easily spent another day here. It provided a wide range of activities and the staff are very friendly. I'd recommend this to anyone, of any age, interested even slightly in science. Truly a great experience!

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We biked here from Tsukiji using the Docomo Bike Rental as there is a port right at the museum. But because we took our time (and got distracted by the giant Gundam statue), it was almost 3 when we got there and the museum closes at 5. There was definitely not enough time to explore the entire place. This is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

It is a little out of the way from other parts of Tokyo, but we were glad we took the afternoon to visit. So many fun and interactive exhibits for young and old.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We really enjoy this visit to the emerging science center, we have limited time to spend here as we arrived late around 3.00pm. The center is closed at 5pm. Therefore we only got 2 hours to walk around. Many new tech innovated and interesting robots we have seen. We regretted to watch the 4d show: the man from 9th dimensions,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This museum is too advanced for my 8 year-old, and even for me! Asimo demo is in Japanese, my kid was not interested as we don't understand a thing. Even though all displays have English descriptions, my kid has no patient to read or to listen to any explanation. We were just wondering around, press a lot of buttons to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went there mainly for the Asimo demonstration. We took the seats with computer monitors where you can touch screen and select various topics relating to global warming and other earth sciences. These seats are the last row to see the Asimo demonstration. The other visitors were sitting on the floor around the demonstration area. The staff were very organised. They... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Children would love this hands on science museum. It's also a great learning experience for parents and adults. The best parts were the Asimo exhibit and viewing the robot/artificial intelligence exhibits. The downside to this museum is that it was the only site we wanted to see in Odaiba, which is a bit of a trip from Tokyo center.

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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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