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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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A museum that asks as many questions as it answers. Miraikan challenges visitors to think about the future - how will we relate and live with robots? What does it mean to be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 May 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

A museum that asks as many questions as it answers. Miraikan challenges visitors to think about the future - how will we relate and live with robots? What does it mean to be human? Recommended for those interested in emerging trends/philosophy of science. For those looking for an attraction - there are cute robots, interactive games and exhibits.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Thought this museum would be bigger, it takes about four hours to complete instead of all day. The highlight was the Asimo robot, the humanoid robots, and the international space station. There are English signs and activities everywhere. All the installations are translated for English speakers. The global climate installation was very interesting for adults and kids to learn together... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Now seeing ASIMO was the main reason we ventured out from the main part of Odaiba to see this, and it was worth it. But to note, they put on 4 10-minute demonstrations a day with ASIMO (11:00 / 13:00 / 14:00 / 16:00) so if he is also part of why you want to go make sure to plan... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

The museum is worth visiting! Two floors of permanent exhibition, one floor of special exhibition, one floor for special show in the 360 dome, and another for canteen. The special exhibition when I visited was Game On which displayed video games from pioneer to present generation which I find very interesting. All games can be played but there might be... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Museums like Miraikan are ideal places for travellers to get a feeling of the culture of the places they visited. This museum succeeded in bringing into focus the Japanese view on the immediate future of the science frontier. Maybe due to the complexity of the subjects the displays did not quite get the message across, especially to their layman target... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

They have variety of scientific exhibitions, Dome Theater and special events. A lot of fun to both young and adults. The director is first Japanese astronaut, Dr. Mohri, he went to the space in the Spce-Shuttle mission in 1992. What you can do, here is the quote from their website:"In addition to exhibitions that provide people with a chance to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

3 friends and myself visited here on our day trip to Odaiba. Even though we entered the museum 45 minutes before closing time we still managed to see almost everything on display. The exhibits were very eye catching, fun and educational. If i was to go to Odaiba again this would be one of the places i would visit again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Don't come here alone, come with children. If you don't have any, it would be a waste of time. This museum is amazing but it's for kids.

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Jurong, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

The top attraction of this museum was the exhibition of Asimo robot. Rest of the exhibition were just ok for me. Probably exciting for a high schooler. Also some parts were closed when I visited the place.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This museum is one of the best museum i ever visit.With its great architecture and facility this museum give us more than we expected. Here also we can see the ashimo robot did many things. There's a huge globe that hung and that can be around and displaying all the continent complete with the cloud,it sure does giving us the... More 

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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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