National Museum of Nature and Science – Ueno, Japan

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Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane, WWII

Yesterday I went to the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno, which was amazing! They had a number of fascinating geological exhibits. I could have spent all day there, but had to rush through most of it in three hours so I could make it back in time to check out of my hostel in Asakusa. Honestly, the one reason why I came to the museum was to see her… When I was with her, I couldn’t believe how small and apparently fragile she was. I was just imagining how the pilots that first flew her maybe felt when they saw their first Zero. I spent much too long here, just admiring her build and the courage it must have taken to fly her…

Here were some of my other favorite runner up exhibits:

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Rocket launcher outside
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Japanese WWII Zero fighter
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Amazing ammonite collecction
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Large ammonite
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Colorful bivalves
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Basilosorous and Tylosaurus aquatic dinosaurs
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Not sure of these actually, look like whalish/mammothish?
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Definitely woolly mammoth
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Mega fauna
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Architecture
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Old school seismograph
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Subsurface earthquake 3d map of Japan seismic zone
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Mineralogical cross section of the the Japan subduction zone
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Regional surface geological map of Japan
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Volcanic bombs
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First rocket engine I’ve really seen!
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Satellite

After spending two nights in a divey capsule, I found a great deal for four nights in a luxury capsule at the Centurion Hotel in Akasaka, which is apparently one of the richest areas of West Tokyo. This part of town is much different than where I have been so far, it’s all high-rises and business people. There are also some large parks nearby; the sun is out again this week so I plan on doing some more exploring this week.

Ps. Sorry for the shoddy image placement… still refining my master style.css file, thanks for bearing with me.

One thought on “National Museum of Nature and Science – Ueno, Japan

  1. Tiara says

    “Started from the bottom now we’re here”

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