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[ National Museum of Nature and Science ] in Ueno Tokyo – Recommended for family

Ueno park is large public complex park which has museums, zoo, temples, shrines, and sports facilities one of the popular site seeing spot in Tokyo.

If you are with kids, I recommend National Museum of Nature and Science. (It is also called “KA-HA-KU” as nick name.)

There are exhibition of huge dinosaur skeletons, hundreds of stuffed specimens, all kids of plants specimens,,, not only kids but parents would enjoy.

*English subtitles are mostly available.


5min walk from Ueno station, inside the Ueno Park.

National Museum of Nature and Science (Official website)

Address : 7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan (Link to Google Map)


Admission free for Kids.
Re-entry is arrowed if you asked at information desk before you leave the museum.

Adult and university students¥630
High-school students and youngerFree


Permanent Exhibition

There are 2 buildings themed “Japan” and “Global”. Even for toddler, visually fun!

Special Exhibition

It change randomly – Please see what is current exhibition !

Online advanced booking is required for Special Exhibition. (No need for permanent exhibition )
Please check official site before you visit for more details.

Special area for kids – COMPASS

***This special area for kids has been closed to prevent Covid-19, and resumed as exhibition to see in 2022 spring. (it used to be wonderful kids play & learning zone before pandemic..) ***

In addition, there is kids-specialized play area Inside the museum named “COMPASS“.
There are many stuffed specimen, slide, toys, insect displays…
You need ticket to get in (for 45min play time) in advance, really worth to get it.


There are 1 restaurant and 1 cafe inside the museum.
Roof top terrace is also nice rest space.

How long does it take to see?

It’s depends of your kids age, I think you can enjoy approx. 2-3 hours here.

English available for most of exhibition.

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