National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Also known as "Miraikan" (the house of the future), this interactive museum showcases Japan's cutting-edge technology, information, environmental science and robotics.
One of the best museums in Tokyo
In Japanese, Miraikan means "the pavilion of the future" . At the entrance, floating between the ground floor and the second floor, there is a huge globe where you can see climatic variations and human movements on the planet. You are immediately put in the mood. The museum's 5 floors will feature exhibitions on science, the future, the Earth, the universe, the human body , etc. in a fun, interactive and often visually striking way.
Earthquakes and robots
There is a section devoted to natural disasters (both natural and man-made), a topical and unfortunately familiar subject in Japan, and demonstrations of Asimo , the friendly little white robot created by Honda and symbolic of the advances in Japanese robotics.
A museum for children and adults
A museum for children and adults alike, to learn, enjoy or learn. (At the Miraikan all explanatory panels are in Japanese and English, and there are also audio guides in English).