SAVE THE ROBOTS

tokyo

  • Explore the world of robotics in a country obsessed with its gadgets
  • Check out the latest special exhibitions at a tech-lovers dream museum
  • Walk (and talk) with the robots including the world famous ASIMO




There are perhaps few places on the planet more gadget-obsessed than Japan—and the best place for kids to explore the world of robotics in Tokyo? The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in the Odaiba district near Tokyo Bay (known more succinctly in Japanese as the Miraikan). The big, family-friendly, high-tech space has an ever-changing schedule of exhibitions (previous themes range from techno bathrooms to all things food-related). But one of its biggest attractions has to be Robot World. Here, visitors can not only watch an array of cutting-edge robots performing (among them, the charming, humanoid ASIMO), but even communicate with them.













Overlooking Tokyo Bay, the Miraikan is an easy 30 minute commute from the Conrad Tokyo; jump on the train at Shiodome and hop off at Telecom Centre Station. Once you’re there, make your way towards the glass-fronted futuristic building that looks like it’s from the 31st century.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF EMERGING SCIENCE AND INNOVATION (MIRAIKAN): 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku; +81-(0)3-3570-9151; miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/​​​












SAVE THE ROBOTS

SAVE THE ROBOTS

tokyo

  • Explore the world of robotics in a country obsessed with its gadgets
  • Check out the latest special exhibitions at a tech-lovers dream museum
  • Walk (and talk) with the robots including the world famous ASIMO




There are perhaps few places on the planet more gadget-obsessed than Japan—and the best place for kids to explore the world of robotics in Tokyo? The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in the Odaiba district near Tokyo Bay (known more succinctly in Japanese as the Miraikan). The big, family-friendly, high-tech space has an ever-changing schedule of exhibitions (previous themes range from techno bathrooms to all things food-related). But one of its biggest attractions has to be Robot World. Here, visitors can not only watch an array of cutting-edge robots performing (among them, the charming, humanoid ASIMO), but even communicate with them.













Overlooking Tokyo Bay, the Miraikan is an easy 30 minute commute from the Conrad Tokyo; jump on the train at Shiodome and hop off at Telecom Centre Station. Once you’re there, make your way towards the glass-fronted futuristic building that looks like it’s from the 31st century.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF EMERGING SCIENCE AND INNOVATION (MIRAIKAN): 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku; +81-(0)3-3570-9151; miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/​​​