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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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  • There's so much to see, that it could easily take two days to see and try everything. Little tip: if you don't speak Japanese, take an audioguide or you'll be lost and unable to understand anything. P...  more »
  • A very cute museum with lots to see and experience. The stuffed animals, big geological collection and numerous other attractions offer a wonderfull entertament for a rainy afternoon. A very nice and ...  more »
  • This museum is a must for lovers of natural history as well as inventions from the 1800's to the present. An amazing collection of tech from original old switchboards through to satellites. The museum...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Excellent museum and probably the best museum of natural history I have ever visiting. Their galleries are very extensive, taking 4-5 hours to browse on busy days. I would certainly visit again in the future.
  • 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.
  • I was very impressed with all of the exhibits. One of my favorites was that of the faithful Akita Hachiko. Although there were school children visiting on the day we were there, we could move freely around.