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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. Put National Museum of Nature and Science on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool.
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National Museum of Nature and Science reviews
Don't be fooled by the old entrance building. There are modern adjacent buildings with many floors of exhibitions and interest. You can spend an entire day here. It's got the same vibe of similar...
Don't be fooled by the old entrance building. There are modern adjacent buildings with many floors of exhibitions and interest. You can spend an entire day here. It's got the same vibe of similar... more »
This is a huge museum one could spend an entire day in. We did not have that much time so we had to focus on selected areas such as Nature of Japan and fossils found there. The exhibition is...
This is a huge museum one could spend an entire day in. We did not have that much time so we had to focus on selected areas such as Nature of Japan and fossils found there. The exhibition is... more »
Nothing to compare with the fine work and management of Japanese. Amazing. Clean, detail and quiet place to spend the afternoon on growing knowledge while having fun. Kids love this place as well as adults. Japanese make museum so fine and clean, display does not have someone around the corner and they completely trust the quality of the visitors. It is respect and making people feel so good. I envy Japanese with such good government and budget to have this nice facility to give its citizens the visual result how budget is used and benefiting others. Bravo! I love Japan!
Visited on Sunday, 12 February 2023. Ticket price for permanent exhibition is ¥ 630 per adults. There were many people but as the place was huge, exhibitions were not crowded. There are two main parts, Japanese Gallery and Global Gallery in two separate buildings. It took me around 4 hours to walk through all. The roof top of Global building has vending machines and beautiful herb garden. I recommend the Theater 360 degree. The dinosaur exhibition area was also amazing! One important point is most of the exhibition name and details were in Japanese which was hard for me to understand. However, there were easy guides on touch screens that provided multilingual descriptions including English, Chinese and others.
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