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Geospatial Information Authority of Japan Science Museum of Map and Survey国土地理院 地図と測量の科学館

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"A science museum located close to the ""Kokudo Chiriin"" bus stop on the Kanto Railway Bus which leaves from Tsukuba Station in Ibaraki Prefecture. Through videos, informational panels, human body rulers, dioramas, eye measuring activities, and other exhibits, visitors can learn about the history, principles, mechanisms, and latest technologies concerning maps and surveying. At the adjoining Earth Plaza, there is a hemispherical model of the globe from the position of the Japanese islands from which visitors can get a sense of the true curvature of the planet, and Kunikaze, a former survey plane, is also on display here. The museum also holds special exhibitions, map and surveying orientations, and lectures."


Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Kitasato 1 (Tsukuba / UshikuArea)

phone 0298641872


Review of The Science Museum of Map and Survey

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/07/11 Good place to go with kids
We visited with my daughters (7 and 4 years old). We spent around 2 hours there. Its a good place visit.
Reviewed:2012/09/14 A small museum
We visited the map museum on a very hot day and therefore spent most of our time inside. The exibit that my 6 year old found most interesting was an interactive earthquake making machine. Also, she...
Reviewed:2019/12/09 カーナビって、こうやって作るのね。

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Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Kitasato 1 [ map ]
Tsukuba / UshikuArea
Monday(The next day for Public holiday), New Year's Holiday(12/28-1/3)
[Admission fee]Free
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          Ibaraki Areas


          Just a stone's throw from Tokyo, Ibaraki is a coastal prefecture that has mastered juxtapositions, where old shrines meet new scientific discoveries and traditional gardens are frequented by the inventors of some of the newest technology. Head to Mito City's Kairakuen - one of Japan's Three Great Gardens - in spring to experience the cellestial blooming of fantastic cherry blossoms at the annual sakura festival.

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