National Museum of Nature and Science


National Museum of Nature and Science

It is Japan's only national nature and science museum, which presents the history of nature and science; it is located in Tokyo. Its theater, in which a movie can be displayed in a panoramic 360 degrees, is worth seeing.

It is the only national museum of nature and science in Japan. It preserves a collection of more than four million precious artifacts, representing the history of nature and science technology. The Japan Gallery exhibits the movements of Japan's ancestors - how they found the islands and coexisted with nature 40,000 years ago. Here, you can learn how the islands developed and what creatures have existed there. The permanent exhibits in the Earth Gallery, which reopened in July 2015 after renovation, show the earth's environment and its changes. In the theater, which gives you a floating feeling because it projects movies in 360 degrees, the evolution of mankind, the development of the earth, and the world of dinosaurs are presented in an easy-to-understand manner. In addition, the museum holds a variety of events that appeal to all generations to develop their understanding of the earth, life, and science technology. The museum is located at a five-minute walk from the Koen-guchi (park) exit of the Ueno station. On a special note, there is an animal park and an art museum within a 10-minute walking distance of this museum, so it is possible to interact with various aspects of Japanese culture and nature in one visit.


  • Address

    7-20, Uenokouen, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 110-8718

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  • Nearest Station
    Ueno Station
    ・ Hokkaido Shinkansen Line
    ・ Tohoku Shinkansen Line
    ・ Akita Shinkansen Line
    ・ Yamagata Shinkansen Line
    ・ Joetsu Shinkansen Line
    ・ Hokuriku Shinkansen Line
    ・ JR Keihin-Tohoku Line
    ・ JR Yamanote Line
    ・ JR Tohoku Main Line
    ・ JR Utsunomiya Line
    ・ JR Takasaki Line
    ・ JR Joban Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
    Park Exit
    5 minutes on foot
    Keisei Ueno Station
    ・Keisei Main Line
    ・Narita Sky Access
    Main Exit
    10 minutes on foot

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  • Hours
    Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    ※Standard opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last admission 4:30 p.m.), Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last admission 7:30 p.m.) *Opening hours may be extended during special exhibition periods, the summer season and Golden week *Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last admission 4:30 p.m.) if Friday falls on 1st, 2nd, or 3rd of month.
  • Closed
    Closes Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday; closes New Year’s holiday (Dec. 28 to Jan. 1); fumigation period for pest extermination (Jun. 20 [Tue.] to Jun. 24 [Fri.] in 2016)