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Science and Tech Museums

Visit our selection of the best science and tech museums in Tokyo with hands-on learning covering a variety of topics from global warming to robotics. There are also a few centers where you learn about earthquakes and experience an earthquake simulation and practice what to do to survive.  Many of the Tokyo area science and tech museums are subsidized by large corporations or the government so are free or very inexpensive. We highly recommend you visit as many on this list as you can. Great edutainment for kids of all ages.

Tokyo with Kids Science-and-Tech-Museums

Summer 2019 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits

Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits

Here are our recommended Top 10 Summer 2019 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits. Lots of options from popular characters to Japanese art to keep your kids engaged and amused. These 10 exhibits have varying end dates from June – October 2019. Don’t miss out!  If you are just looking for …

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THINGS THAT GO – TOKYO TRAINS, PLANES & CARS

THINGS THAT GO - TOKYO TRAINS, PLANES & CARS

Have a kid who love things that go? Trains, planes & cars we got you covered. Our sons were obsessed with transportation when they were 3-5 years olds so we have first hand experience at all of the recommended locations. Whether a museum, interactive experience or shopping all of our …

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Fire Museum (Yotsuya, Tokyo)

Tokyo Fire Museum, Tokyo with Kids

Kids and Firefighting fans will enjoy a few hours at the Fire Museum in Yotsuya, Tokyo. This  free five-floor museum run by the Tokyo Fire Department both explains the history of fire and earthquake prevention and protection in Japan and is a fun, interactive environment for kids to climb on …

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Top Recommended Tokyo Kids Museums

Tokyo Water Science Museum

As moms of six kids aged 3-18 years, we know our Tokyo kids` museums. From history and architecture to science and technology there is a museum listed here for everyone’s interest. Tested by our families to make sure yours will enjoy the day at the museum. Have fun! The below …

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Gas Science Museum (Toyosu, Tokyo)

If you are looking for an educational, hands-on and FREE museum in Tokyo to take the kids on a hot or rainy day head to the Gas Science Museum in Toyosu. The museum is located in beautiful modern building right near the LalaPort shopping mall, Toysou pier and park. Great …

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SC Maglev and Railway Park (Nagoya)

Nagoya, SC Maglev and Railway Park, THINGS THAT GO - TOKYO TRAINS, PLANES & CARS

The SC Maglev and Railway Park is a great museum for train enthusiasts young and old. It houses 39 of JR`s rolling stock displays, some with marked world speed records. Visitors can see, touch and tour the interior of the trains, learn the mechanics behind the bullet train and Maglev as well …

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Tokyu Train and Bus Museum (Kawasaki-shi, Kanazawa)

Tokyu Train and Bus Museum (Kawasaki-shi, Kanazawa)

The Tokyu Train and Bus Museum is a small museum located at Miyasakidai Station. The museum has many functioning miniature trains as well as actual train cars and busses on display. It holds a virtual driving simulator for both a bus and a train, a panorama theatre of miniature functioning …

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21-21 Design Sight (Roppongi, Tokyo)

21-21 Design Sight is a very innovative museum. There is no permanent exhibit but rather original exhibits that rotate every five to six months. I attended the present exhibit “Measuring: This much. That much. How much?” with my son who does not like math so much. He and I had …

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Sony ExploraScience (Odaiba, Tokyo)

Sony Explore Science

The Sony ExploraScience in Odaiba is an engaging and educational science and technology centre for kids eight years through teens for 1-2 hours. There are two large rooms on the 5th floor of the Mediage building in Odaiba that are filled with interactive displays that explain light and sound principals …

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Space Museum TenQ, Toky Dome (Korakuen, Tokyo)

Space Museum TenQ is an entertainment museum set up to deepen your knowledge about the universe. Patrons can visit 9 different space related areas beginning with their projection mapping room. Sit and watch the walls undergo a variety of transformations then watch visuals of space and philosophers from past to present (5 …

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National Museum of Nature and Science (Ueno, Tokyo)

***Note the Museum will be closed June 24th-28th 2019 for maintenance***** National Museum of Nature and Science (国立科学博物館) Ueno, Tokyo – The newly renovated (completed July 2015) National Museum of Nature and Science is a great place to slow down, have fun and learn! I was very impressed with the renovations in the …

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The Science Museum Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku

The Science Museum Tokyo

The Science Museum Tokyo is ideal for tweens and teens with hands-on learning covering topics from mechanics, CO2, and global warming to robotics. Younger kids can enjoy some of the exhibits, but most of the concepts they will not understand. Although much of the exhibits signage is in Japanese, you can ask …

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Top Train and Railway Museums in Japan

SC Maglev and Railway Park

Top Train and Railway Museums in Japan To help you discover and explore a few of the amazing trains Japanese engineering has produced throughout the years we`ve listed a few of our favorites. Explore the interiors of the historical train cars, view the antique collections, learn the mechanisms of the …

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Meguro Parasitological Museum, Meguro – Yucky Medical Science

Meguro Parasitological Museum

Honestly, the Meguro Parasitological Museum (目黒寄生虫館) was not high on my lists of Japan family adventures, but I was persuaded to check it. The Meguro Parasitological Museum is a small two-floor museum full of worms and other parasites pickled in fluids. The titles of all the exhibits are bilingual (Japanese …

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CupNoodles Museum, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken

Dear Curious and Creative, My two teenage sons and I visited the CupNoodles Museum the other day and absolutely enjoyed it. I have to admit I was quite surprised how entertaining and educational the entire museum was. Not only do you learn the history of the world famous Cup Noodles, …

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