If you are a fan of science and technology, the Nagoya City Science Museum is a must-see on your visit to Nagoya. Covering eight floors, five of which are dedicated to permanent exhibitions, the museum is divided into three main portions: modern technology, life sciences and general science. Within each section, you will find hands-on exhibits, unique displays and lots of opportunities to learn new and exciting facts.
The museum is home to the largest planetarium in the world - measuring 35m in diameter. Programs at the planetarium change regularly and cover modern astronomical phenomena. Although the shows are in Japanese, the visual experience of seeing the night sky projected onto the massive dome is reason enough to visit.
Many of the exhibits throughout the museum cater to children, such as a model railway in the transport section, so you can be sure that your young ones will have a wonderful time.
Non-Japanese speakers can download an app which has information on a limited selection of the attractions in English.
- Tuesday to Sunday: 9:30 am–5 pm; closed on Mondays
- +81 52-201-4486
- Shirakawa Park, 2 Chome-17-1 Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0008, Japan
- 5-10 min walk from Fushimi Station; From Nagoya Station: Take the Higashiyama Line to Fushimi Station (3 min)