National Museum of Nature & Science

Museum in Ueno & Yanesen

The Japan Gallery here showcases the rich and varied wildlife of the Japanese archipelago, from the bears of Hokkaidō to the giant beetles of Okinawa. Elsewhere in this fascinating museum: a rocket launcher, 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).

Special exhibitions cost extra.