National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, Koto

3.7
#2 of 18 in Childrens Museums in Tokyo
Technology enthusiasts and families with children will enjoy a tour of National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan. Literally named "Future Museum," it was established in 2001 and focuses on the science and technology that will mark the immediate future. Enjoy educational and interactive exhibits that explore robotics, biology, space exploration, and other topics relating to cutting edge technology and sciences. Most of the displays feature English translations, while the theater and planetarium offer an English audio option. Add National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan and other attractions to your Tokyo trip itinerary using our Tokyo trip itinerary maker site .
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  • It is a museum which shows the great development and the Japanese scientific research capacity. Great interactive, most available in English. Its major attraction is the large sphere that shows the Earth and the show is the HONDA robot ASIMO.
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  • Very large halls, interactive displays were a little advanced and deeply worded. Very nice setting on man-made island south of Tokyo harbor. Convenient to rail and bus.  more »
  • I guess that I was going to see some pretty interesting things here with Japanese technology, but I was really sadly disappointed. I guess that it is good for young children seeing the robot, Not too ...  more »
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  • Very engaging learning centre for both adult teens and children. Interesting exhibits. Love the concept of leaving the visitors ignite the mind of the visitors rather then providing answers!!! Almost a day spend to view through all exhibits. No problem for English speaking visitors.
  • Humanoid robot exhibit has been closed for maintenance for a long while. Without it this museum is not worth the trip. My husband loved the giant globe exhibit though, so for that I bumped it up a couple of stars.
  • Great museum. Loads of interactive exhibits. Great for couples and kids. I particularly enjoyed the Honda robot bit.
  • This was such a waste of time. The museum is definitely overrated. Thinking that Tokyo would offer some cool technological stuff at such a museum, we were deeply disappointed to see that it is not much more than a children's entertainment center. Ypu can take your kids there, but adults- please keep away. The only cool thing we saw was this robot but it only operated 3 times a day, if you miss the hours, well then too bad.
  • A very good science museum. Focus is more on questioning how things work. Special exhibitions will keep changing. The permanent exhibitions have some interesting exhibits like the robots. English support is available. They have a online application for audio tour also. The 3D shows are excellent and fully recommended!

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