Directions by Foot

Hibiya Line:
about 5 mins from Kamiyacho Station exit 4b.
about 4 mins from Toranomon Hills Station Exit A1, A2
Ginza Line:
about 10 mins from Toranomon Station exit a2.
Namboku Line:
about 15 mins from Roppongi-itchome Station.

Easily accessible by public transportation. No car parking is available.

3-6-9 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo,
The museum occupies
the 1st and 2nd floors
of the building
3-6-9 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours:
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
The last planetarium session starts at 7:00 pm. (Final entry is 7:30pm)
Closing Days:
Second Mondays of every month,
New Year holidays (December 29 to January 3)


General admission entry is free

An admission applies only for entry to the Planetarium.

Admission (per person, per visit):
Adults ¥600 / Child (6-18) ¥100
Annual Membership:
Adults ¥2,000 / Child (6-18) ¥300

* Annual Membership will be sold at Museum's reception on the first floor.

* Admission is free for infants, preschoolers, people 65 years old or older, disabled people living in Minato City and their caregivers (up to one person). Please show us your certification. Please take a free admission ticket at museum’s reception.

* The permanent exhibitions and special exhibitions are free of charge. You don’t need a ticket.

2021 Winter “The Moon” Exhibition

Admission: Free *Please make a reservation in advance by online or phones.

In July 2020, MEXT signed a joint declaration with NASA on cooperation in lunar exploration. In addition, JAXA has announced that it will start recruiting astronauts in the fall of 2021. the Moon is currently attracting a lot of attention.

The exhibition focuses on the forefront of private companies' efforts to explore the Moon and their technologies. Why don't you feel that lunar exploration and space development are "just around the corner" in the future?

You will see a full-scale model of the lunar module scheduled to land on the moon in 2022, and a 1/10 scale model of a cruiser which is expected to being driven on the moon in the future.

Minato City has been a popular spot for moon viewing since the Edo period. Please come and see the cutting-edge technology being challenged by the private sector and realize that lunar exploration is not a pipe dream.

Permanent Exhibition

The exhibitions are interactive. The theme is to discover and explore the science that lives in the city. In the four corners of “Nature”, “City”, “Sea” and “Human”. All generations are welcomed to learn science with fun.

* For the prevention of infectious diseases, some hands-on exhibits have been suspended.


We focus on animals, plants and insects that live in Minato City.
You can experience the connection between your life and nature, and also deepen your understanding of the importance of biodiversity.

Palette of animals and plants/Life cycles of animals and plants/Insect's eye-view/Life under our feet/Animals and plants under the microscope/Observe insects through a polarizing filter/Seed dispersal experiment


You can encounter science and technology that is usually invisible in the town. Experience it while exploring how technology is enriching and supporting your life.

Fly over Minato City in virtual reality/Buildings and earthquakes/What color is this?/Beneath the town streets/Generate electricity with a hand crank generator /Lift heavy loads with a crane pulley/Structure Puzzle/Move it with Magnets


“Minato” in Minato City means a port! The focus is on the sea, rivers, ships, etc. Why do ships float on water? Can sound travel through the water? Let's consider these questions together.

Water flow simulator/Bubbles that sink?/Send the sound/Minato City Elevator/Bridge structure puzzle game/Cartesian Diver/Tornado in a Bottle


You can see the “humans” who take the leading role in Minato City from a scientific perspective. Let's explore the inside of your body and your five senses. Also you can be active with reflex tests and run with animals to compare your speed.

Body scanner/Reflexes test/Virtual sound gallery/Tactile box/Pseudoscope


A beautiful starry sky is reproduced with 8 million stars and a dome image full of realism. The commentator introduces how to enjoy the sky and seasonal topics.

Dome Diameter:15m Seats:121

For the time being, the number of seats will be reduced to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.

Makuma's Space Adventure -winter constellations-

Makuma-kun is waiting for the return of his housemate, “that person”. Let’s see what happens when he draw a picture of a rocket in a sketch book. There is also a starry sky commentary. *This programs is mainly for families with small children.


Have you been looking at the moon lately? When was the last time you loved the moon? To most people, the moon is not very interesting. But the truth is that for us, the moon is not just something floating in the sky, it is a companion that has captured our imagination and has helped us develop our exploration and science. People have developed their curiosity about the moon in various ways. This has led to Galileo's observations of the Moon, the adventures of fantasy writers to the lunar world, and the Apollo astronauts' landing on the Moon. And now the latest science is trying to unlock the secrets of the Moon's birth. Tonight, let's take a look at the moon from a whole new perspective. Produced by Adler Planetarium (Chicago, USA)


Six astronauts from around the world are about to embark on a manned mission to Mars, a mission that will last 1001 days and will be broadcast live from the station's studio. Will they be able to land safely on Mars? And will they be able to return to Earth? This is the grand finale of the program, mixing the best of technology with the thoughts of the astronauts. With the full cooperation of NASA, the program proceeds as if you were watching a news program on TV. Enjoy the realism as if you were witnessing the actual mission.

Japan Meteorological Agency,
Meteorological Science Museum
locates in the same building.

You can learn about disaster prevention and the present through nature and meteorological phenomena at Meteorological Science Museum.
Meteorological Science Museum Website (only Japanese)

Japan Meteorological Agency Mascot Character “Harerun” Japan Meteorological Agency
Mascot Character