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Science Museum

Yotsuya / Iidabashi
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Address: 2-1 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda 102-0091, Tokyo Prefecture
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very inspiring and interactive for Science lovers, even in the absence of English. Many hands on exhibits!

This piece is very inspiring and interactive for Science lovers, even in the absence of English. Many exhibits are new ( 4th , 5th floor). Because they are done in an... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a rainy day while in Tokyo, this is a great place to go spend the day. There are lots of unique "things" to observe and there are several interactive activities available as well.

Thank SwedishChick66
Melbourne, Australia
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97 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

A slight walk to get there, but if you get a chance you can come here via the East Imperial Gardens to break up the walk. Free entry if you have a Grutt Pass. the museum is spread over quite a few levels each with its own theme. All the exhibits are quire hands on so it makes it an... More 

Thank Travelling_diner3
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very interesting place to visit. No end of entertaining mechanical, electrical and robotic displays for little ones and grown ups. Perfect family fun.

Thank Yuliya J
Tokyo, Japan
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This museum is a ton of fun for kids. They have 4 floors, each focusing on different areas (electricity, building, kinetics, cars & motors, city planning, light, sound, etc). The kids were able to play with and manipulate almost every exhibit. The favorite was the kinetic room where the kids could use pulleys, ramps, wheels, conveyors and other machinery to... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

It was a long, hot walk from the station only to get there and find it was a students science project. We were put off because of that. We didn't go in or pay the 1000 yen charge, we were disappointed, although the outside of the building had very interesting design. No chairs to sit down inside.

Thank esstar12
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is definitely for children.... and probably better for Japanese children as there is very little English or any other language throughout. Somewhere you would take children if you were in Tokyo for an extended stay but not if you only had a few days here. It is very interactive and I can see the great educational value it... More 

Thank SdeB101
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This piece is very inspiring and interactive for Science lovers, even in the absence of English. Many exhibits are new ( 4th , 5th floor). Because they are done in an interactive manner, we were able to try out and think of the logic behind, without knowledge beforehand. Example: to demonstrate global warming (see my photos), a heater is set... More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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571 reviews
543 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I felt quite out of place here - many of the exhibits are not in English and it seemed geared much more towards children. I wasn't enjoying the experience so I left early. It was tearing more about basic scientific principles rather than frontier technology.

Thank PsychoSavager
Ogasawara-shoto, Japan
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358 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Hands on for kiddies, but no cutting edge displays. Lots of obviously industry-driven propaganda regarding nuclear power, erosion control tech, earthquake/wind/flood-safe building tech (that recent history has proven all to be sorely lacking in functionality and effectiveness; despite the continued huge expenditure of taxpayer money for more implementation of the same tried-and-failed technologies)

Thank Takoyaki47
Cairns, Australia
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205 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Just visited with my son & friend family. The place has good information. It us pity that looks old and not enough support for non Japanese speaker. I don't suggest to go just for adults. It's definitely for kids. It is great resources but again looks old and need refurbish.

Thank makichan

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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this day, and there are long-standing restaurants with geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.
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