Ueno – National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo

The National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo. Not only the exhibitions are impressive, the building itself is gorgeous as well. The museum is huge with its 6 floors filled to the brim with stuff to explore. Even just getting a short impression of everything will take half a day. Lots of games for children explaining various aspects of science.

Haven’t yet done this but they also have “Nights for Astronomical Observation”, for just 310 yen. From their website:

“Nights for Astronomical Observation are offered from 7:30 PM on the first and third Friday of each month from April through August, and from 6:30 PM from September through March (Available on clear nights, for 2 hours).
At Tsukuba Campus, Nights for Astronomical Observation are offered from sunset on clear nights, on the second Saturday of each month.”

Getting there is just a short walk from Ueno Station. From there, take the ‘Park’ exit. Admission fee is 620 yen. As usual with museums in Japan: closed on Monday.

Official (English) Website: http://www.kahaku.go.jp/english/

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