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National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo

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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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  • 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 »
  • We had three hours to spend and were looking for something to keep our 8 year old occupied. When we asked what she was looking for, she said, “something with fossils, dinosaurs, early humans... 
    We had three hours to spend and were looking for something to keep our 8 year old occupied. When we asked what she was looking for, she said, “something with fossils, dinosaurs, early humans...  more »
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  • 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!
  • It's a natural history/science museum. If you like those, than this can be a great experience! Just as a heads up, while some exhibits have English translations, the majority of information is in Japanese. So while I recommend this place to all who are curious about the world, be aware that you may not get quite as much out of it if you're not very good at Japanese.

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