In 1868, exactly 150 years ago, the Edo era came to an end and a new era, the Meiji era, began as Japan started to a period of rapid modernization. People who went to Europe and the US at the end of the Edo era and witnessed the overwhelming power of civilization recognized the importance of science and technology for the development of Japan, and they aimed to “civilize” and “modernize” Japan.

This exhibition traces the magnificent history of science and technology, which have changed Japan from the Meiji era to the Heisei era, with more than 600 valuable materials including important cultural properties and items of industrial and science heritages.


Title Special Exhibition "A Thousand Wonders of Japanese Technology -A brief 150 year history of Japanese modernization"
Period October 30, 2018 – March 3, 2019


*9:00-20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays, October 31, November 1

*Last entry 30 minutes before closing.

*Opening days, hours etc. are subject to alteration. Please check the website before your visit.

Closed Mondays (Except, open on the Mondays of December 24, January 14, February 11, February 25)
December 28 – January 1, January 15, February 12
Organizers National Museum of Nature and Science, Nikkei Inc. , BS TV TOKYO Corporation


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7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8718
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Ticket and Prices

Adults and university students 1,600 yen (1,400yen*)
Students of elementary /junior high / high school 600 yen (500yen*)
* Prices in brackets for tickets bought in advance. (Until October 29)
・Tickets include admission to the permanent exhibitions only on the same day.
・Preschool children are admitted free.
・Disabled persons, plus one caregiver per disabled person, are admitted free. Please present your Disabled Person's Notebook or similar identification.

Special Pair Ticket for Two on Friday and Saturday Evenings
2,000 yen
・Pair tickets are only sold on the day
・Holders must enter together
・Valid from 17:00 to 20:00. (Last admission 19:30)