Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation

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  1. 日本科学未来館
    Photo: Keisuke Tanigawa
  2. Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation
    Photo: Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation
  3. 日本科学未来館
  4. 日本科学未来館
  5. 日本科学未来館
    Photo: Keisuke Tanigawa
  6. 日本科学未来館
    Photo: Keisuke Tanigawa

Time Out says

This family-friendly museum in Tokyo’s amusement district, Odaiba, examines our daily lives through a scientific lens. It has one of the best entrances of all Tokyo museums; the impressive 6.5-metre Geo-Cosmos globe hanging from the atrium is fitted with 10,362 OLED panels on its surface, alternating between showing global weather patterns, cities and their populations, human migration movements and more.

Many people come here for the interactive robots and AI such as the lifelike android Otonaroid. In the space and astronomy corner, you can step inside International Space Station living quarters. There is even a hands-on mechanical model using black and white balls to explain the operating principle of the Internet.

If all this interaction is too much, take a breather in the 121-seat spherical Dome Theater ‘Gaia’ which shows 3D moving images of our universe based on scientific data (ticket to the theatre and exhibition ¥940, children aged 18 and younger ¥310, children aged 6 or younger ¥100; reservations can be made online, or at the ticket counter upon arrival).


2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku
Funeno-Kagakukan Station or Telecom Center Station (Yurikamome)
¥630, children aged 18 and younger ¥210, free for children aged 6 or younger. Free admission on Sat for children aged 18 or younger
Opening hours:
10am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm), closed Tue, Dec 28-Jan 1
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