National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, Koto

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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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  • Riding a Robot chair machine & move around was so much fun &easy. You can’t miss it. Very clean place.  more »
  • Went during COVID19 reopening so several attractions were closed still. But nevertheless was an interesting visit! I would not suggest visiting this place if you are here in vacation.. If you live in....  more »
  • We visited Miraikan on a weekday, so it was not as crowded as we had expected. There are many hands-on activities that all visitors, from children to the elderly, could enjoy. The highlight of our...  more »
  • It was really a fun experience to see the scientific development in Japan. It's basically for kids. Everything is explained in Japanese and English. So it is not difficult to understand. The best part was the Robot dance and the hanging globe. However, I feel considering the size of the museum, they can put some more scientific things as there was lot of dead space. Altogether it's a good place to visit when you are in Tokyo.
  • Good science museum, specially for kids. Although if you are looking for the Paris or Munich experience this is not the place. Advantage is that in one day you can have a pretty good broad number of topics to cover. Didn't stay longer than 4 hours so I can not judge food possibilities if I had to stay full day. Interesting open concept and exhibitions are interesting
  • A fun science museum for kids. Lots of interactive corners where you can actually run around and touch things like the robots and your body parts mirrored on a huge screen, so if you’re alone as an adult you won’t be able to enjoy it as much as when you come as a family(or as a kid). It’s hard to instill that enthusiasm of science to youngsters though, so I think the interactive approach is appropriate enough to preadolescents.
  • Very good exhibits, but need more robots. On a bio-civilization note, they are very forward thinking about waste, reuse and recycling. Great on advanced disease prevention, but focused on not changing human eating behaviour. There was no mention of going vegan to save earth's resources and prevent human disease. I noted a kid seminar where they asked (the children) how many kilos of beef they get from a cow. How about bushels of corn per hectare? Anyway, the culture is still biased. However, I do respect the effort they put forth.
  • As an adult, this is a very cool museum exposing Japan's latest advances in tech and robotics. One interesting attraction is on the main floor where you send 1 bit of data over the internet to a recipient. Also the big hanging globe sphere is nothing seen before. Pay attention to the Honda robot demonstration happening every hour, you'll feel like in a sci-fi movie. Going to the floor above is cool, but there's nothing much interactive over there. The studio demo booth explaining the human body is nice though, you get to sit in a private cinema alone for 10 minutes. Overall 2 hours is entirely enough to visit this museum, and taking the monorail above water to go there, crossing the rainbow bridge is something on its own!

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