A Local Perspective on Life in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Underground: an exhibition in Tokyo

Adventure in the Darkness created by Imagination and Science

Term: September 22, Sat. 2007 – January 28, Mon 2008
Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan/未来館)
Admission fee: Adults 900yen, 18 years old and under 350yen*
Admissions free on November 3 (Culture Day/文化の日)
*Note: kids get in free on Saturdays

The Underground – a place unseen by the naked eye. A completely different world where the past meets the future, and an unknown frontier spreads vast as outer space. With imagination, and clues from cutting-edge science, our adventure into the darkness now begins.

Tokyo Waterfront New Transit Yurikamome (新交通ゆりかもめ)
Shimbashi – Tokyo
– 5 minutes walk from “Funeno-Kagaku Station (船の科学館駅)”
– 4 minutes walk from “Telecom Center Station (テレコムセンター駅)”
Tokyo Waterfront area Rapid Transit Rinkai Line
(東京臨海高速鉄道りんかい線) Sin-kiba – Ohsaki
– 15 minutes walk from “Tokyo Teleport Station (東京テレポート駅)”
Tokyo Metropolitan (Toei) Bus (都営バス)
– 1 minute walk from “Nippon Kagaku Miraikan Mae (日本科学未来館前)”

This special exhibit has captions in English. In fact, I got all the information above from the flyer!

There are a few ways to get to Funeno-Kagaku or Telecom Center Stations from Tsukuba, but here’s one of them:

Take TX from Tsukuba to Akihabara. Take the JR Yamanote Line (outbound) to Shimbashi, then change to Yurikamome Line. Funeno-Kagaku / Telecom Center Stations are about 15 minutes from Shimbashi Station.

You might want to take advantage of a free shuttle bus that goes around the Odaiba area which stops in front of the Miraikan, so you can sightsee in Odaiba with not so much trouble.

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