Tokyo Metropolitan Waterworks Science Museum

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  1. Tokyo Water Science Museum
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Time Out says

It might not sound too promising, but this Koto ward museum turns H2O-related science into a fun and engaging topic using immersive displays and interactive games. You’ll be greeted on arrival by the Wakuwaku Mountain and the Ukiuki Pool, where kids can play with the spray guns and climb into an underwater observation post.

In the small third-floor cinema, the walls and ceiling all become a surround screen, on which you can follow the journey of water from the forest to the city. The subsequent zones, all interactive, expand on the topics introduced in the film: the Aqua Forest focuses on water in nature, Aqua Town explains how water is used in daily life and the staff conduct water-based experiments at the Aqua Lab. All of which goes to show that, while you might not have given it much thought until now, water science is anything but dry.


3-1-8 Ariake, Koto-ku
Kokusai Tenjijo-Seimon Station (Yurikamome)
Free entry
Opening hours:
9.30am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm), closed Mon (Tue if Mon is hols)
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