The Panasonic Center Tokyo is filled with 3 floors of FREE interactive fun! Begin your journey on the main floor Active Learning Camp discovering facts about the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Learn about diverse cultures around the world, participate in knowledge workshops, browse through Olympics related books and test equipment used in the Paralympic games. Adjacent to the camp is the Panasonic product showcase. They feature the latest premium products to a Wonder Life Box – a future house showcasing a smart “Partner” who will support you in your home from 2020 through 2030. Your smart “Partner” will detect polluted air inside and outside the home, give instructions in case of disasters, offer simple recipes for combining food present in the refrigerator, it will sense tense moods and adjusts lighting and background music to cheer you up and more. Guided tours by reservation on Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays.
2nd Floor Nintendo Game Front, RiSuPia Quest Museum and Cafe E-FEEL
Nintendo showcases an entertainment space where visitors can play a variety of popular games on the Nintendo Switch or the New Nintendo 3DS LL. If it is crowded they ask that you write your name and wait to be called. Play is 10-20 min max depending on the wait time. Parents and kids can wait in the adjacent RiSupia hands-on museum that has a number of activities to keep your kids engaged. The RiSuPia museum challenges all five senses teaching one about space and gravity using the principles of science and mathematics. Explanations for each activity are written in English, Japanese and Chinese. While your kids are playing a Nintendo game parents can relax in the adjoining and spacious E-FEEL cafe. The floor also holds a Quest Computerized Library to test your ability to answer challenging quizzes (English, Japanese and Chinese language).
3rd Floor: RiSuPia Discovery field & Magical Performance Theater (Free for kids, 500 yen for adults)
Like walking into a futuristic museum. Receive a “Discovery Scope” /portable information device and place on various touch panels to listen to explanations in English, Japanese and Chinese. Choose from a variety of activities covering topics such as angles, pendulums, optics and color, waves and magnetism or take a seat in the Magical performance theater; a 15 minute 3D interactive theater with informational shows every 20 min. The kids loved solving a wall-sized Tangram, participating in the 3D interactive theater, the Zeotropes and the challenging prime number air hockey that uses digitized numbers instead of discs. Outside the RiSuPia Discovery sits the Discover Lab library where you can sit back and relax with a good book or join an informational workshop.
Visiting the Panasonic Center Tokyo is an engaging experience. Easy to spend a couple of hours exploring everything at an unhurried pace. It is also located less than a 10-minute walk to the FREE Tokyo Water Science Museum. Visiting both is a great, educational day trip. Highly recommend.
Panasonic Center Tokyo Details:
Address: 3-5-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 -18:00. Closed on Mondays and during the year-end and New Year holidays. Last entry to Resupia 17:00.
Access: 2 minutes from Kokusai-Tenjijo Station on the Rinkai Line; 3 minutes from Ariake Station on Yurikamome Line. Free parking up to 3 hours with validation.
Panasonic Center Tokyo – 3 Floors of Free Hands on Fun
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