Because I’ve been hearing so much about this museum from coworkers, I finally decided to pay it a visit. We went straight from Narita Airport by Skyliner.

Here is the address in English and Japanese respectively:
National Museum of Nature and Science
7-20 Uenokoen Taito, Tokyo 110-8718

国立科学博物館
東京都台東区上野公園 7-20

Phone number
03-5777-8600

Admission Fee
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Yes, for JPY 620, you can visit several floors of interesting exhibits. Surprisingly, there were less people here than other museums (like, say, a museum nearby presenting Hokusai’s works)

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Creatures in water

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Creatures in water

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Creatures in water

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Creatures in water

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Creatures in water

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Creatures in water

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Skeletons of big animals

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Skeletons of big animals

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Parasites in a whale intestine

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Parasites in a whale intestine

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. The art of Taxidermy

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. The art of Taxidermy

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Trees and plants

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Trees and plants

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Small organisms

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Small organisms

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Bugs, Birds and Shells

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Bugs, Birds and Shells

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Herb Garden

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Herb Garden

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Preserved Animals donated from Hawaii by a Japanese Nikkei who loved hunting

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Preserved Animals donated from Hawaii by a Japanese Nikkei who loved hunting

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less.  Japanese Engineering

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Japanese Engineering

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Animals found in Japan

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Animals found in Japan

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Plants and Animals found in Japan

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Plants and Animals found in Japan

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Rocks and Minerals found in Japan

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Rocks and Minerals found in Japan

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. The very first Japanese

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. The very first Japanese

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. The very first Japanese National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. The very first Japanese

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. The very first Japanese National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. The very first Japanese

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Preserved Endemic Animals

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less. Preserved Endemic Animals

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less.

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less.

And what’s in store for you? Here are the photos I took of the exhibit. Enjoy! Warning : Some photos are disgusting.

I personally think it gives your your money’s worth.
Not convinced? Here are what others think :
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For more information, please visit their website : www.kahaku.go.jp/english/