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.

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 (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.

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

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

A Minato City a Portrait in Time and Starry Sky Walk

Minato City Original Program! You can enjoy the history, the four seasons, and a day in Minato City, shot with a drone.

Makuma's Space Adventure -summer 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.

HAYABUSA 2~REBORN

After a journey of 3.2 billion kilometers, an unexpected asteroid named “Ryugu” was waiting for the well-known Japanese Space Craft “HAYABUSA2”. How did it overcome difficulties and succeed in many missions? Don’t miss the beautiful images and moving stories! There is also a starry sky commentary.

Pleasant tour of the Planets on the spaceship SOLEIL

Minato City Original Program! Board the spaceship SOLEIL and go into space! Fly off the planet in a spaceship and go on a tour of the eight planets of our solar system! Our captain and cabin attendants will give you an in-depth look at these unique planets. There will be some quizzes from the captain along the way! Explore the solar system and find your favorite planet.

Deep space 13.8 billion light-years journey

In the light of the stars, the history of the universe is inscribed. To know the light is to know the universe. The universe that the eyes of science have known from light. We will travel 13.8 billion light years to the edge of the universe. To deep space! We hope you enjoy the time you are surrounded by the universe with classical master pieces.
Narration: Ms. Akemi Masuda (Sports Journalist and Minato City Tourism Ambassador)


Japan Meteorological Agency,
Meteorological Science Museum
will be located 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”