National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, Koto

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#2 of 18 in Childrens Museums in Tokyo
Technology enthusiasts and families with children will enjoy a tour of National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan. Literally named "Future Museum," it was established in 2001 and focuses on the science and technology that will mark the immediate future. Enjoy educational and interactive exhibits that explore robotics, biology, space exploration, and other topics relating to cutting edge technology and sciences. Most of the displays feature English translations, while the theater and planetarium offer an English audio option. Add National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan and other attractions to your Tokyo trip itinerary using our Tokyo trip itinerary maker site .
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  • It is a museum which shows the great development and the Japanese scientific research capacity. Great interactive, most available in English. Its major attraction is the large sphere that shows the Earth and the show is the HONDA robot ASIMO.
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  • Very large halls, interactive displays were a little advanced and deeply worded. Very nice setting on man-made island south of Tokyo harbor. Convenient to rail and bus.  more »
  • I guess that I was going to see some pretty interesting things here with Japanese technology, but I was really sadly disappointed. I guess that it is good for young children seeing the robot, Not too ...  more »
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  • I love it here! If you are into science, or just someone who's trying to get a fresh perspective on the world, this is a good place to drop by. And the view going here is near the seaside so bonus points if you like the sea. Try to schedule your visit when there are exhibitions though to maximize your visit, since the trip here takes almost an hour.
  • This is an OK museum, with a few informative exhibits. Not great if you don't read Japanese though, be warned. The huge globe in the middle is stunning.... But they've put tablets on some of the lounge chairs that are supposed to be interactive but often don't work, rarely work well, and never make any sense. So just sit and relax.
  • Who said museums are boring? This place could be from the future! Most displays/installations are interactive and fun. Best part was getting to meet Asimov. Even though he has been around more than a decade, it was thrilling to see Asimov make those moves.
  • The best museum I've ever visited, I loved it, it explains in a easy way a lot of things and you can also find information of the last innovations in a easy and understandable way. Also, the show of ASIMO is very good. Very recommended.
  • Asimo was really cool, high school students loved him too. Also, the humanoid conversation experience was a lot of fun. Even though you're just talking to someone else while they're controlling the humanoid, it feels like you're talking to the robot. Feels crazy

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