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[ MIRAIKAN ] Let’s see our Earth from outside & inside – National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Odaiba Tokyo

I like this museum not only exhibition but also architecture design & interior design detail.
Especially the earth display called “Geo-Cosmos” area is really cool..!

Although exhibition itself is for school kids, but toddler or pre-school kids would enjoy here as there are many playful button or gimmick everywhere.
English subtitles are all written.

What’s like MIRAIKAN?

“MIRAI” means Future in Japanese, and “MIRAI-KAN” is nickname of National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

Overall, there are 3 categories +α :

  • Permanent Exhibition : Include Geo-Gosmos, original installation about Space, Earth, Life, Robots, and future.
  • Special Exhibition : Limited time only. Need another fee to see.
  • Dome Theater : Planetarium (5 or 6 programs a day).
  • Kids space : Small playground space for kids (entry number limited)

It will take about 1-2 hours for permanent exhibition,
Another 1 hour if you see special exhibition.
My favorite kids space is now too popular to get in though,,, I want you to try on weekday, not weekend or holiday.


Located in Odaiba area.
5 minute walk from “Tokyo International Cruise Terminal station”, or 4 minute walk from “Telecom Center station” of Yurikamome monorail.

Not so much shops or restaurants around this building – better bring something to eat / drink for kids.

MIRAI-KAN (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)

Address:2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan (Link to Google MAP)

*Close on Tuesdays (open on national holidays)

*Please check Opening hours and admission before you go.


Online reservation is preferred, but you can buy ticket at front counter.

[ Permanent exhibition ]

  • Adults : 630 yen
  • Child (up to age 18) : 210 yen
  • Preschool child : Free

*Separate admission is required for special exhibitions.

[ Permanent exhibition + Dome Theater ]

  • Adults : 940 yen
  • Child (up to age 18) : 310 yen
  • Preschool child : 100yen

*All seating is pre-designated at the Dome Theatre. Please make a reservation in advance.

[ Special exhibition ]

*Depends on the exhibition when you visit.

What’s now? –>

Permanent exhibition

Symbolic glove-shape display called “Gio-Cosmos” is right there – You can also lay down and see it from 1F!

What is our earth situation now? Can we survive in future? What makes us ourselves ? The exhibits make you think and learn with original way.

Special Exhibition

It change randomly – Please see what is current exhibition !

*Pic. from “You and Robot” exhibition

Dome Theater ( Planetarium )

There is Planetarium named “Dome Theater” inside Miraikan.

About 30min programs, once in an hour.
—> Please check program schedule for your plan.

If you want to try it, please ask staff when you buy ticket. Need reservation in advance.

Indoor playground area for kids “Curiosity Field

Good thing for family with small kids is, there is special kids play area on 3F. 
Admission free, very popular for Japanese parents.

For safety reason they limit the number of kids (30 children) and 45min play time.

You need to get numbered ticket on weekend, at 10:00 or 13:00. (visit 3F)

Curiosity Field has a swap-in and swap-out system with 45-minute time slots for visitors.
It is not possible to book to use Curiosity Field in advance, so please head directly to the Curiosity Field entrance on the day of your visit to Miraikan.
If there is a large number of users on weekends or public holidays, numbered tickets will be issued.

*Getting too popular to get in, It was sold out when we arrived at 13:05…!

Entry timing

Usage timesTicket distribution times
(only on weekends, public holidays, or busy days)
①10:15~11:00Order of arrival (no ticket distribution)
②11:15~12:00From 10:00
③13:15~14:00From 10:00
④14:15~15:00From 13:00
⑤15:15~16:00From 13:00

Cafe & Restaurant

There are restaurant on 7F, and Cafe on 5F.
Location and facility is wonderful, but might be too crowded at lunch time.

You might be wait for 30min – 1hour on weekend or holiday. (No problem on weekday)

So bring something to eat (at least snack for kids), or better move to Divercity Tokyo shopping mall which is 5-10min walk from here.

[ Restaurant(7F) ]

View from 7F

[ Cafe (5F) ]

Nursing room

Nursing room is on 5F.

Luggage locker

1F, Free charge.

Baby stroller / Wheelchair rental service

There is also baby stroller rental or Wheelchair on 1F. (No charge)
Ask staff if kids need take a nap after play^^

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