National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, Koto

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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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  • The Museum is located in Odaiba. Simply walk 500 m from stasoun U8. The instructions clearly. Suited older children who like technology and robots. There are performances of robot Ashimo Humanoid robot and others.
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  • I wanted to visit this museum as I thought Japan is on the forefront of robotics. I have to agree with other reviewers that I have seen robots like Asimo before, for some years. But still then I found...  more »
  • For a country like the Japan, whereby we associate technology, robots, etc., I expected much better. All those who say that it is like the city of science in Paris, have never been there, or should go back to see that this is not the case. I've seen museums of this type much better and with much more things in other countries (I think in Vienna in Austria including). There are a few areas where visitors can experience, it's interesting, but ultimately there is little to see and do. Some animations (ex: the robot, take control of the Lady robot in the white box beside) take place at specific times. Memory is there any English translation. We paid 620 yen each, not expensive.
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  • Well spent time, wish we had all day as three hours was not quite enough especially if you buy Dome Theater tickets. The ASIMO demonstration was entertaining, I wish they would expand on it. Lots of useful and informative exhibits targeted at the younger curious minds with a good focus on sustainability and forward thinking. Perfect for teens but also recommended for anyone who enjoys science and technology, well worth the reasonable entrance fee of around 620 yen per adult or 400 yen per student.
  • A great science/tech museum covering innovation and exploration. Convert your unique data to music, use the binary “machine” and accelerate particles: lots of hands-on activities for all ages. Plus, robots! And a replica of part of the ISS. Some English throughout makes it accessible. Separate listening devices for the planetarium/3-d shows (worth the extra charge). Easy to spend half a day here.
  • This was my favourite science museum to have ever visited (Trinity Dublin Science Museum is a decent runner up). Interactive activities throughout make it so enjoyable for kids and adults. We visited the Birthday planetarium experience which was pretty cool but not an essential recommendation. I was impressed with how well complex concepts were explained and how they actively encourage people to think and contribute to the ideas. We spent about 3 hours in the museum, and then pottered around the vicinity, which is also beautiful. Highly recommend!
  • It is a wonderful museum with lots of interactive exhibits. Level 5 has more conceptual exhibits while level 3 has the hands on exhibits. Kids can be entertained there as the games are kid friendly. Make sure to watch the Ashimo robot show as it is amazing what the robot can do. If you only speak English, you aren't out of luck. They have lots of their stuff in English and you can use Google Translate to understand the rest. They also have some headphones on level 3 to watch the Geo show that do the commentary in English. Lastly, the restaurant only takes Japanese credit cards and cash, so make sure to bring some yen along with you if you want to eat. The front kiosk does take international credit cards, Japanese credit cards, and cash.
  • Attended Mutek here and had a super fun time. The layout of the space and general vibe was very conducive for an experimental electronic music show. As an event space it was very enjoyable and fairly convenient to get to by train then monorail.
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