Sunday, June 19, 2016

Nagoya, Japan (Nagoya Science Museum)

Jacket: thrifted | Dress and bag: from mom | Boots: H&M 
Socks: Forever 21 

Nagoya Science Museum was not in our original itinerary. I am not a huge fan of science museums and they do not spark any interest in me. I love cultural museums where in traditional clothes and houses are showcased but science museums would be at the bottom of my list. But my brother insisted because he wanted to see the planetarium. He is a science geek and because he rarely comes with us on trips, I succumbed to his request. I did enjoy the museum but not as much as I enjoyed the other places we visited. I would recommend visiting though if you are traveling with kids because it is an interactive science museum and they will have a lot of fun while at the same time learn about science. I don't recommend the planetarium if you can't speak Japanese because they don't offer an English version of the show. It was a bit boring too because it was more of a lecture than a show (and because I couldn't understand a single thing!). 

How to get there:
  • Board the Higashiyama or Tsurumai Line then alight at Fushimi Station
  • The museum is 5-10 minutes walk from exit 5
  • There will be no sign as to where the museum is when you exit at exit 5 so just walk straight ahead
  • The museum is inside Shirakawa Park
  • You can also use the city bus or the Meitetsu bus service but I find using the subway easier
Hours and fees:
  • Hours: 9:30AM to 5PM (last entry is 30 minutes before closing time
  • Closed on Mondays, national holidays. third Friday of each month, and from 29 December to 3 January
  • Fees: 400Yen for the general areas of the museum, 800Yen if including the planetarium, 1,500Yen for planetarium and special exhibition (can change depending on the special exhibition)
Important tips:
  • The museum does not have a restaurant. You can bring your own food as there is a designated dining area on the 2nd top most floors. You can buy your drinks there.
  • The souvenir shop is at the basement of the building if you want to buy something that will make you remember your trip to the museum.
  • The special exhibition is worth going to. I believe it changes from time to time and the one we saw was the dinosaur exhibition. It was amazing!
  • There will be lots of kids running around so be careful.
  • It is an interactive museum so highly recommend this to families with kids because they will definitely enjoy and learn a lot
  • The deep freeze lab seems like an exciting feature of the museum. It was -32 degrees C and they offer thick coats you can use when inside (I am kinda disappointed we didn't get to try this. I don't remember why we didn't.).
  • Include the planetarium only if you can understand Japanese. Otherwise you will just fall asleep inside (like that man who was snoring so loudly).


  1. Oh wow this looks like a really fun trip! I really like your outfit too! | Bloglovin' | Instagram

  2. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

  3. Looks like an interesting place

  4. Looks like such a great place to go too.

  5. Like yourself I am not a big fan of Science Museums, however my daughter loves them would like to take a visit.

  6. Looks like a fun place to visit, love the get lost in museums! Xx

  7. Looks like such a cool place to explore!

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  8. looks so amazing <3 so glad you enjoyed that place :)

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  10. I love science museums, and this one looks like I would have a great time in. Thanks for sharing girl!

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  11. disqus_5n9vU7FZceJune 21, 2016 at 12:58 AM

    I'm a huge fan of science museums and this seems so interesting and fun to visit!
    Too bad you didn't go to the deep freeze lab, it seems a so interesting experinece! :D

  12. Kelsey &amp; KenechaJune 21, 2016 at 10:57 AM

    It looks awesome!

  13. The looks like a lovely visit! So pretty!

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  14. Humorous post!! :o) Lots of really awesome photos... the deep freeze exhibit sounds cool! Bummer you weren't able to check it out!!

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  15. I can be such a huge nerd. I love going to museums especially ones that are interactive and have cool exhibits to check out. Love your photos!

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  16. You will definitely enjoy this museum! I love museums but I prefer architecture and cultural museums over science museums.

  17. Thank you! Yeah, I know. Next time I really want to try the deep freeze lab.

  18. It was a lovely museum. My brother enjoyed it a lot!

  19. It is! Especially the dinosaur exhibit. I wonder how they were able to preserve the dung.

  20. You will definitely love this if you like science museums. Yeah, I know, bummer. Next time I will make sure we visit the deep freeze lab. That would have been very exciting.

  21. Science museum lovers will definitely love this. You should visit if you ever find yourself in Nagoya, Japan.

  22. Thank you! I tried my best.

  23. Thank you! My brother enjoyed the most.

  24. It is! Highly recommended for families. Kids would definitely have a great time.

  25. Yes, I love the idea of getting lost in time and space in museums. I don't know what it is but you just feel like you are in a different dimension when you go to museums.

  26. She will definitely enjoy this place.

  27. It is! Highly recommended to families.

  28. It is especially for kids.

  29. Thank you! Have a great week too.

  30. Thank you! It was so much fun but I still prefer architecture and cultural museums.