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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
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Address: 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto 135-0064, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3570-9151
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 16:30

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Asmio was the best thing ever

Personally I found this museum a bit sparse, although I know a lot of kids love it as it is pretty interactive. However, the Asimo robot presentation was one of the highlights of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Our kids didn't find this museum very interesting and not worth the hour train ride. The robot can wave and do a few other things, but it seems a bit outdated. And there isn't much else there that does not involve clicking screens.

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Washington D.C.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is an amazing museum, presenting information in an interactive way that makes the info more accessible - even to non-science people. Suggest timing visit around the robot presentation, which is a must-see at the museum. Their café is a decent place to get some food and great views.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Personally I found this museum a bit sparse, although I know a lot of kids love it as it is pretty interactive. However, the Asimo robot presentation was one of the highlights of my trip - it was worth going to the museum just to see that. Just a couple of tips - make sure you plan your visit around... More 

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La Ciotat, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This museum is a great experience for kids and adults. It is amazing to see what the robot can do. The Geisha looks like a person, I was completely amazed to see how she can move, see and talk. There are lots of activities and interesting information.

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Tsukuba, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a fascinating, interactive science museum to visit in futuristic Odaiba island!! Children would love this hands on science museum. It's also a great learning experience for parents and adults. The best is the demonstration of ASIMO. The exhibits of other humanized Androids made by the team of Mr. Hiroshi Ishiguro are also exceptionally futuristic. The cute therapeutic Pet... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

was recommended to visit by a friend. Train trip out to Odaiba is worthwhile. The museum was quite good and interactive but probably more suited to older children/teenagers. 3d show was worthwhile paying extra for

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Thank iluvkerits
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We went to see the robot. If you really want to see the old one for 15 minutes, go but the museum is outdated so nothing new there. It was more exciting to take the driveless tram back to city!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I thought this museum was for enthusiastic, future-scientists kids. Yes, it actually is, but it can also be for curious grown-ups. What I liked the most was actually the most boring thing for the future-scientist children. There were some interactive boxes that show some of the awesome things the latest technology can do. There were pieces of text that explain... More 

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Thank Abzollo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

There were numerous displays associated with life sciences, the environment, technology (robotics) and the space program. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in science and technology. The information is presented in a fashion that is accessible to the general public (does not require specialized knowledge or expertise to appreciate).

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East Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This museum is science and technology based. There is a 3D show that is fun and entertaining. You wills see a great view of the city and learn about the motivations of the Japanese who are into technologies. There is also a lot more history pertaining to videos and media.

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
Odaiba is an entertainment hotspot with a giant ferris wheel, concert halls, amusement arcades and lots of shopping. It also boasts Oedo-onsen-monogatari, a hotspring that recreates old Edo-era ambiance and is very popular with foreign visitors. Shiodome has ultra-modern office buildings where you can often find restaurants with a great high-rise view of Tokyo. The neighboring area of Shinbashi is a district of much older commercial buildings and it's a great place to join 'salary men' enjoying a drink and snacks at street stalls under the railway bridges after work.
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