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Nagoya City Science Museum, Nagoya
(4.2/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Enjoy a fun and educational trip to Nagoya City Science Museum, the site of the world’s largest planetarium. Spread out over three buildings, the museum underwent extensive renovation in 2012 when the new planetarium was built. View an array of interactive exhibits, most of which are suitable for children to enjoy, or catch one of the daily science shows. You can pay a visit to the massive planetarium, but be aware that the audio is only in Japanese. To visit Nagoya City Science Museum and other attractions in Nagoya, use our Nagoya family vacation planner.
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  • It is nice to look like Planetarium is floating in the air. You can compare the size of the Sun and the Earth, try to find it.
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  • A Museum for children, expected to see another thing, more still coming from the freaky. I do not recommend it for adults. But beware, in the opinion of each one. To my personally not attracted me nothing
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  • In the Chair can recline, but because it was the first time the Planetarium itself cannot be compared to other staff was starry nicely.
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  • The museum is easy to reach by subway, basically between two subway stations. You cannot miss this place, as in front is huge space rocket and also planetarium "glued" to the main building. The tickets were less than 1000yen (I forgot, but it was around 600yen for and adult, no discount and not the planetarium) and the staff speaks English as well. You are offered audio guide, which I'd recommend in case you're not fluent in Japanese - the explanations in the museum are always only in Japanese. Nearly everything can be touched and see how it works. It's really awesome and even adults can play and learn something new. Most of the space floor is dedicated to the Japanese space programme, which spans nearly 50 years. I'd recommend this, as Japan was the first country to build their space programme by themselves, without any "borrowing" like the US and Soviets did. There are plenty places to sit and also cafe and souvenir shop next to it. Toilets are on every floor. I'd recommend this for half day plan. You won't regret it.
  • This is a great science museum and the entrance fee is very reasonable. If you go on a school day you will likely see many classes visiting the museum. They have a number of interesting exhibits that I've never come across at North American science centers.
  • A wonderful science museum where you can try different things. But bare in mind that most of it is in Japanese especially the events.
  • Excellent museum, filled with a wondrous amount of exhibitions. The planetarium is one of the most amazing experiences possible, unlike anything else. English showings are available, but even without understanding the language, the show itself is incredible enough. An absolute must.
  • It's a great science museum. You can interact with everything. The planetarium is really boring so don't spend your time in there unless you understand really well japanese and you're interested in astronomy.