National Museum of Nature and Science

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National Museum of Nature and Science

National Museum of Nature and Science is a museum located in Ueno Park that exhibits the field of natural science. The museum is divided up into the Global Gallery and the Japan Gallery. The Global Gallery exhibits materials that are related to the scientific history of the environmental changes of the Earth since its beginning. On the other hand, the Japan Gallery has exhibits that focus on the nature of the Japanese chain of islands. Both of the exhibits are enriching personal experiences.

Touch-screen computer terminals are installed in various locations within the museum and introduce information about the exhibited articles in English, Chinese and Korean. Additionally, computer tablet guides are available to rent for a fee and it is possible to listen to commentary by researchers with these tablets. The fee is 310 yen to rent a tablet and Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean languages are offered.

Admission fees are 620 yen for general admission and university students. Elementary, middle and high school students can enter free of charge. The museum is closed every week on Mondays and from December 28th to January 1st for the Year-end and New Year holidays. Opening hours are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Fridays from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.


The nearest station is JR Ueno Station and the museum is 5-minutes walking distance from there. It takes around 10 minutes to walk from Ueno Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza line, Hibiya line and Keisei Electric Railway.

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Description: National Museum of Nature and Science

Sights National Museum of Nature and Science (国立科学博物館)
Address 7-20 Ueno-park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone / Fax Phone: 03-5777-8600
Duration 90Minutes
Business Hours Tuesday:09:00-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Wednesday:09:00-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Thursday:09:00-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Friday:09:00-20:00 (Last entry by: 19:30)
Saturday:09:00-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Sunday:09:00-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Closed dates Monday Irregular closed dates NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY
Admission Fee Pay admission: 620yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+)

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