National Museum of Nature and Science, Taito

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Discover the wonders of the natural world on a tour of National Museum of Nature and Science. Founded in 1871, the museum boasts a variety of exhibitions and interactive displays focused on the natural history of Japan, as well as the rest of the world. Visit the Japanese gallery and acquaint yourself with the history of living things on the islands, or explore the global display to learn about evolution, scientific progress, and animal life. View the stuffed body of Hachiko, the legendary dog and subject of the eponymous movie, a fragment of the Nantan meteorite, a World War II fighter plane, and numerous other permanent and temporary collections. Take a look at our Tokyo trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to National Museum of Nature and Science and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Is indeed a National Museum and would be watching, take one day, is a very good, an attractive place, enjoyed.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Offers outstanding exhibits on the Japan Pavilion and Earth Museum, a variety of themes, images, etc., events are also available. Countless so far for their love of children, in addition to the JR Ueno Station recently, and accessibility are good for a visit, but still, every time, even in their adult for new knowledge, awareness, and is in full satisfaction. This splendid new museum that is the pride of one of Japan.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Special exhibition until 10/1 "deep 2017", August 14-18 days and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are very crowded, is expected in the special exhibition entrance ticket has been issued. 8/15 11:00 when I visited, because the wait time is 110 minutes and give up special exhibition, and only the permanent exhibition (permanent exhibition in the theater 36 x 20-wait 30 minutes, and closed because it was rain Earth rooftop). Recommended 8/18 Obon holidays after sunny day you on dates where possible. Or 4 to better enjoy the 6-year-old children have parents in earth building 3F "compass" and planned admission time is 6th may ticket issuing time 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and because it has been four times in the morning and visit during the morning is required (see attached photo).
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  • June 19, 2017
    Absolutely worth the trip! There's 2 sections to visit and plan your time wisely! My friends and I spent like 6 hours there and we didn't even finish the exhibition! Must go! There isn't much English explanations available there but it's still quite an eye opener.
  • May 5, 2017
    Cool place, lots of things to discover. You can easily spend a whole day here. It's targeted at children, but also fun as an adult. Most is in Japanese, though some explanations are offered in English, too. I'd recommend about half a day or more to fully experience it.
  • June 1, 2017
    You can spend the whole day here learning about the history of Japan, technology, and the world! Plan sufficient time for your trip here. I recommend renting the self-guided tour devices which can be found outside the museum shop for 320 yen. Plan at least 4 hours here.
  • June 20, 2017
    Really nice museum for science with really cool displays and exhibits. I would recommend the English tour if you're looking for something more than a walk about, as most of the written information is Japanese only.
  • June 10, 2017
    Great museum with an awesome play area for kids...if you get here as soon as they open. Don't bother coming with your kids in the afternoon as the play area has a daily admission cap. My kids, along with a bunch of other kids, we're very disappointed (some even crying). Wish I knew before trekking out.

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