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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.
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
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
Established in 1872, the Tokyo National Museum is the oldest Japanese national museum
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
The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art museum is housed in a classic Art Deco style structure that was previously home to Prince Yasuhiko
The Ueno Zoo, a part of Ueno Park, is Japan’s oldest zoo and home to over 460 species
A small museum that offers a glimpse into life in the area in the early 20th century, with re-created houses and stores, and cultural artifacts
Many buildings scattered around the Yanaka district survived the bombings of World War II, including this former sake store built in 1910
Located within Ueno Park, the Shinobazu Pond is full of water lilies and waterfowl
A small gallery showing the work of contemporary artists, the building is a former sento, or bathhouse
The area houses thousands of shops selling every technological gadget you can imagine, from computers to gaming consoles and vacuums to DVDs, at reasonable prices