National Museum of Nature and Science

National Museum of Nature and Science information

Tokyo , Japan
7-20 Ueno-kōen
Getting there
Train: JR Yamanote line to Ueno, Ueno-kōen exit
More information
adult/child ¥600/free
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Thu, Sat & Sun, to 8pm Fri
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The Japan Gallery here showcases the rich and varied wildlife of the Japanese archipelago, from the bears of Hokkaido to the giant beetles of Okinawa. Elsewhere in the museum: a rocket launcher, a giant squid, an Edo-era mummy, and a digital seismograph that charts earthquakes in real time. There’s English signage throughout, plus an English-language audio guide (¥300).