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.
* If you have difficulty walking, please kindly let us know by calling before visiting.
A bicycle parking is available, but please be aware that the number of racks are limited.

Location:
3-6-9 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo,
105-0001
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)

Admission

General admission entry is free

An admission applies only for entry to the Planetarium.

Admission for planetarium:
Adult ¥600 / Child (6-18) ¥100
Annual Membership:
Adult ¥2,000 / Child (6-18) ¥300

* Annual Membership is sold at Museum's reception on the first floor. It’s valid for one day at a time.

* Admission for planetarium 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.

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.

Nature

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.

Exhibitions:
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

City

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.

Exhibitions:
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

Sea

“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.

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

Human

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.

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

Planetarium

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

Makuma's Space Adventure -Summer constellations-

Makuma-kun“ is a stuffed bear who stays at home happily and a little sadly, waiting for his roommate ”the boy“ to come home. Today, he is staying at home while drawing. While drawing a picture of a rocket in his sketchbook... before he knows it, he‘s off to the world of stars with his rocket! The great adventure in the starry sky begins! In this film, you can also see stop-motion animation. There is also a starry sky commentary.
*This program is mainly for families with small children.

Planetarium of Lunchtime

This is a planetarium where you can relax and enjoy the stars and music during your lunch break on weekdays. There is no need to make a reservation in advance, so please feel free to come and relax your body and mind. It’s free of charge, but please take a ticket at museum’s reception. There is no commentary on the starry sky.

The Celestial Railroad

"All of these stories of mine have been given to me by rainbows and moonlight in forests, fields, railroad tracks and other places...“ Kenji Miyazawa's "Night on the Galactic Railroad," a children's story written 80 years ago. It was said to be difficult to visualize, but after three years of thorough study of the fantasy world, a panoramic view of the dome spreading 360 degrees was created. The precise and realistic images invite you into a world of fantasy. The images were created by KAGAYA, an artist whose transparent style has won him many fans both in Japan and abroad, and the voice was performed by Noriko Kuwashima, a popular and talented voice actress from the same hometown as Kenji Miyazawa. We hope you will experience a dreamtime where you feel as if you are on the real Galactic Railroad, surrounded by the most moving scenery you have ever seen. There will also be commentary on the starry sky by the museum's interpreters.

The program starts from March 16th, 2022.

This program is also available with English narration using an assisted horn. Please ask a staff member if you wish to use this service. (Please note that there is a limit to the number of available units.)

A calendar of Mount Fuji

Fuji, the moment when the constellation Orion hangs over the graceful curves of the mountain, the moment when the sun rises from the summit, the moment when the moon sets, and the mysterious scenery of the beauty of Japan and the dazzling stars.Fuji, the spiritual home of the Japanese people, has become a World Heritage Site. The dome will be filled with the starry skies of the four seasons and the sight of Mt. Diamond Fuji and Pearl Fuji in high-definition, powerful aerial images, and the view from the top of the mountain. There will also be a commentary on the starry sky by the museum's commentator.

The program starts from March 16th, 2022.

MINATO-CITY a Portrait In Time and "Starry Sky Walk“

An Original program of the Museum! Focusing on the "history," "four seasons," and "a day in the life" of Minato City from the perspective of "time," which passes by so casually. Experience the extraordinary "time in Minato City" hidden in everyday life through the condensed images of the flow of "time" shot by an all-sky drone and time-lapse filming. In addition, planetarium interpreters will provide a live commentary on the starry sky from sunset of the day to sunrise of the following day for approximately 30 minutes. Please enjoy the star-filled sky projected by the state-of-the-art planetarium's optical projector "Orpheus" in the middle of the city.

AI Sheds Light on the Secrets of the Moon

The Museum Original Program! The Moon is a celestial body that is very familiar to us. How much do we know about the moon? What does it mean that the tides are related to the moon? Why does the moon orbit the earth? When and how did the Moon come into being? What would the earth be like if there were no moon? The leader of the AI Explorers and their apprentices, Argo and Rhythm, will use AI (Artificial Intelligence) to explore various secrets about the Moon! Don't miss the planetarium's unique visual presentation! The museum's commentator will also give a commentary on the starry sky.


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)
https://www.jma.go.jp/jma/kishou/intro/kagakukan.html

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