The National Science Museum in Tokyo focuses on the living world, with life-sized representations of practically every life form the earth has ever seen, from the blue whale (outside the old building) to hundreds of exotic insects. There are also sections covering technology, the physical sciences, and hands-on exhibits for children, as well as the stuffed and mounted body of Hachiko, of Shibuya statue fame.
7-20 Uenokōen, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 110-8718, Japan
Nearest Transit: Ueno (Line: (G) & (H))
National Museum of Nature and Science and Nearby Attractions on Map
Sensoji, also known as Asakusa Kannon, is Tokyo's oldest Buddhist temple that dates back to the 7th century AD.
Tokyo National Museum(0.3 km)
Established in 1872, the Tokyo National Museum is the oldest Japanese national museum.
Ueno Park(0.4 km)
Ueno Park, adjacent to the station, is home to most of the attractions in the area, including the Ueno Zoo and a concentration of Japan's best museums.
Ryōgoku Kokugikan(2.6 km)
The largest sumo arena in Japan with a capacity for 10,000 spectators, this is where grand tournaments or basho are held in January, May and September, starting on the second Sunday of the month.
Kanda Shrine(1.8 km)
This shrine has a history dating back to the 8th century and had been highly regarded under the Edo shogunate.
Ueno Zoo(0.6 km)
The Ueno Zoo, a part of Ueno Park, is Japan’s oldest zoo and home to over 460 species.
National Museum of Western Art(0.1 km)
The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo's Ueno Park houses an extensive collection of Western art built around the personal collection of Japanese industrialist Matsukata Kojiro.
Ryogoku Fireworks Museum(2 km)
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