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National Museum of Nature and Science

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Address: 7-20 Uenokoen, Taito 110-8718, Tokyo Prefecture
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Interesting museum, but litttle in english

The museum itself was very interesting and had great selections. Unfortunatly there was little in english, so you have to rent an audio guide, which also lacked of english... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Katrine H
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

The museum itself was very interesting and had great selections. Unfortunatly there was little in english, so you have to rent an audio guide, which also lacked of english chapters. But worth a visit anyway becauce of all the interesting visual sights. You must have atleast three hours here.

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Thank Katrine H
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This has to be one the best science museums in the world. The way the exhibits are laid out and explained is just at the right level for most people. There are demonstrations in English too, which were interesting.

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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is a must if you're visiting Ueno Park. It has an amazing 360 show, a huge collection of stuffed animals, diverse dinosaurs skeletons and a floor dedicated to science and technology. Most of the information is in Japanese, so I recommend to get the audio guide if you want more than just walk around and learn something.

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

First of all all the museums and the Tokyo Tower are within 10 minutes walking radius of each other. Second, if you go when the cherry blossoms bloom they all bloom right here in this park. There are a lot of negative reviews for this museum. There are a lot of negative people in the world.😈 It has a lot... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The museum is located inside Ueno Park, 10 mins walk from Ueno Station. It consists of two main buildings, conveying Japanese and Global galleries. The Japanese gallery is very interesting. Would be even better if guides are also presented in English.

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Had some super cool exhibits, most were a bit boring though (pollination exhibit). Overall, well worth the 620 yen. Everything was in Japanese so you had to guess what most exhibits were demonstrating

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Bankstown, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely Massive!! I don't know how much time is needed to spend there but a good 5 hours was NOT enough. They have everything there, from dinosaurs to animals, to satellites and engines, humans and their evolutions to 3D experience of our planet and others! This is a perfect place for pretty much everyone. There's a 3D dome which is... More 

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Grover Beach, California
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We are two Americans who only know English, unfortunately. We saw that this museum had a traveling exhibit on the Lascaux Cave Paintings from France and thought we would give it a try, expecting some English as the exhibit is one that travels the world. We were disappointed to find almost no English which left us with very little understanding... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Nearest JR Ueno station . About 8mins walk . Around the area got alot of museums. Zoo around that area too . National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館. Entrance: - Located at basement. You will see a steam train / Steam locomotive display . Entrance Fee: -Reasonable Type of guests: - Mainly students come for thier extrusion study .... More 

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Thank Santorex
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Three museum has a nice diversity of things to do,a lot of the things are translated in English and the subjects vary from nature to science. For only ¥620, the entrance is very cheap! Since the place is very big, you can have lots of fun.

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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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