Recommended Tours (Duration: 60-90 min)

Tour for young families

Tour for young families
  • Welcome Area (Protect the Firsts)
  • Hydrogen power generation
  • Hatsuden Try (Electricity Generated by Semiconductors)
  • Touch the Building (Lighting)
  • Mirai de Shopping
  • Erasable print Loops*
  • Light's Three Primary Colors
  • Mechanical Dolls*
  • Science Show*
Welcome Area (Protect the Firsts)

Welcome Area

Welcome Area

1Welcome Area (Protect the Firsts)

Drones try to steal home appliances (TV, refrigerator, etc.) that Toshiba introduced in Japan or in the world.Atchan the attendant swings her hammers as you move your body. Join hands with Atchan to protect Toshiba's firsts from the drones!


Hydrogen power generation

Future Zone

Future Zone

2Hydrogen power generation

Making electricity from water around usJoin hands with Atchan to protect Toshiba's firsts from the drones! Turn the handle to generate electricity and enjoy what happens.


Hatsuden Try (Electricity Generated by Semiconductors)

Future Zone

Future Zone

3Hatsuden Try (Electricity Generated by Semiconductors)

There are three ways to generate the electricity we use every day.In the "Generating Electricity with Semiconductors" section, you can do a simple experiment. See how much electricity is generated when changing the color and brightness of light on the angle of the solar cell.


Touch the Building (Lighting)

Future Zone

Future Zone

4Touch the Building (Lighting)

This is a hands-on experience area where you can see for yourself how the sensors in a building control air conditioners, lights, and elevators. Turn off the lights and conditioners in rooms where there are no people.


Mirai de Shopping

Future Zone

Future Zone

5Mirai de Shopping

Experience a payment system that allows you to add up your purchases without the need to wave each individual item over a bar code reader. You will be certified as a five-star master if you can select the right ingredients at the right price for the requested meal.


Erasable print Loops

Future Zone

Future Zone

6Erasable print Loops*

You can experience Loops, the paper reuse system.Color a picture, and we’ll scan it for you. The paper will come out with the originally printed picture erased. Ask the staff how the machine erases the picture.You can bring home the picture you have colored.

* Only available on a set schedule on Saturdays and other holidays.

The picture to color

★ The picture to color changes every day.
There are three themes: vehicle, sea life, and jungle.


Light's Three Primary Colors

Science Zone

Science Zone

7Light's Three Primary Colors

Light contains three primary colors that produce numerous different hues.What color will you get if you mix red, green, and blue? A change in the color of light also changes how the balls look.


Mechanical Dolls

History Zone

History Zone

8Mechanical Dolls*

Hisashige Tanaka, one of Toshiba's founders, earned a living by making mechanical dolls. Watch a demonstration of mechanical dolls from the Edo period when electricity was not yet available.

* Please inform an attendant if you would like a demonstration.Demonstrations may be delayed if the museum is crowded.


Science Show

Science Zone

Science Zone

9Science Show*

This show features a number of experiments to explore scientific wonders around us, such as light, air, and magnets, as well as why a rocket goes up in the air. (To see the Science Show, you need a numbered ticket.)

* The show location may change depending on the day.
The location will be posted in the museum.

* If a particular area is crowded, try other areas that are less crowded.

 

Tour for families with young student

Tour for families with young student
  • Welcome Area (Welcome Quizzes)
  • Hatsuden Try (Electricity Generated by Rotation)
  • Mirai + AR
  • Touch the Building (Elevator)
  • Nano Rider
  • Superconductivity*
  • Static Electricity*
  • Accelerator
  • Firsts of Their Kinds
  • Science Show*
Welcome Area (Welcome Quizzes)

Welcome Area

Welcome Area

1Welcome Area (Welcome Quizzes)

Answer quizzes about the exhibits in the Science Museum. At the end, the floor map will show you the location of each exhibit about which you didn’t give the correct answer.


Hatsuden Try (Electricity Generated by Rotation)

Future Zone

Future Zone

2Hatsuden Try (Electricity Generated by Rotation)

There are three ways to generate the electricity we use every day. In the "Power Generation by Rotation" experiment, section is generated by spinning coils and magnets. See who can generate more electricity when spinning a coil or a magnet.


Mirai + AR

Future Zone

Future Zone

3Mirai + AR

The miniature town in this area shows where Toshiba's technologies are used. Look at your smartphone screen to find out what the town of the future is going to be like.

Mirai + AR Application

* Before experiencing this attraction, you need to download the Mirai + AR application.


Touch the Building (Elevator)

Future Zone

Future Zone

4Touch the Building (Elevator)

This is a hands-on experience area where you can see for yourself how the sensors in a building control air conditioners, lights, and elevators. Operate the elevator so that as many people as possible get to their destination floor within the time limit.


Nano Rider

Future Zone

Future Zone

5Nano Rider

Imagine that your body shrinks to the size of a nanometer (0.000001 mm) and that you go into a memory chip in a smartphone. Collect "electrons," the yellow-lit dots in the memory chip.Cross the finish line within the time limit.


Superconductivity

Science Zone

Science Zone

6Superconductivity*

A demonstration explains this advanced technology used in many different applications including maglev trains. Enjoy watching the amazing phenomena that superconductivity can cause.

* Please inform an attendant if you would like a demonstration.Demonstrations may be delayed if the museum is crowded.


Static Electricity

Science Zone

Science Zone

7Static Electricity

A static electricity spark occurs if you touch a door knob or other metallic object when you are electrostatically charged. The voltage of static electricity in this case is said to be 3000 volts or so. Here, you will experience 500,000 volts of static electricity. Take a photo as your hair stands on end.

* Only available on a set schedule on Saturdays and other holidays.


Accelerator

Science Zone

Science Zone

8Accelerator

A coil of copper wire wound around a core, becomes a magnet only when an electric current flows through it. Push one of the buttons. An electric current flows through the corresponding coil, causing the steel ball to be drawn near. Push the two buttons in succession, and have the steel ball go around as many times as possible. You are a master of the game if you can get the ball to go around over 30 times.


Firsts of Their Kinds

History Zone

History Zone

9Firsts of Their Kinds

This area exhibits the products that Toshiba introduced in Japan or in the world. See what kinds of things were invented from the Meiji period through the Heisei period. Exhibit of home appliances from the Showa period are very popular.

* Please inform an attendant if you would like a demonstration.Demonstrations may be delayed if the museum is crowded.


Science Show

Science Zone

Science Zone

10Science Show

This show features a number of experiments to explore scientific wonders around us, such as light, air, and magnets, as well as why a rocket goes up in the air. (To see the Science Show, you need a numbered ticket.)

* The show location may change depending on the day.
The location will be posted in the museum.

* If a particular area is crowded, try other areas that are less crowded.

 

Advanced Technology Tour

Advanced Technology Tour
  • Topics Area
  • Hatsuden Try (Power generation trials)
  • Rechargeable Battery SCiB™
  • SMART EYE SENSOR MULTI™
  • Precision Medicine
  • Quantum Key Distribution
  • Simulated Bifurcation Machine
  • Superconductivity*
Aeronautical Light Monitoring and Control System

Welcome Area

Welcome Area

1Topics Area

See technologies currently under development and those rarely exhibited for the public are on display.

Aeronautical Light Monitoring and Control System

See the same equipment as that installed on the runway.

CO2/H2O Co-electrolysis

CO2/H2O Co-electrolysis

This is a cutting-edge technology under development to generate new resources from carbon dioxide and high-temperature water vapor.


Hatsuden Try (Power generation trials)

Future Zone

Future Zone

2Hatsuden Try (Power generation trials)

Here, you can see the perovskite solar cell*, which is a thin, lightweight solar cell that can be bent, as well as a tandem solar cell* consisting of two types of solar cells stacked on top of each other to generate electricity efficiently even in a limited space. (* Please refrain from taking photographs.) In addition, the power generation mechanism is explained in three major stages.


Rechargeable Battery SCiB™

Future Zone

Future Zone

3Rechargeable Battery SCiB™

SCiB is a lithium-ion battery that uses lithium titanium oxide for the anode. Its features include an extremely low risk of ignition, rapid charging, and long life.


SMART EYE SENSOR MULTI™

Future Zone

Future Zone

4SMART EYE SENSOR MULTI™

A single sensor can collect various types of data, such as the presence or absence of people, an estimated number of people, the amount of activity, and the illumination intensity. This data can be used to control lighting and air conditioning.

SMART EYE SENSOR MULTI™

Japonica Array®

Future Zone

Future Zone

5Precision Medicine

This area showcases the technologies developed to enable personalized medical treatment.

Japonica Array®

A genomic analysis service is offered using Japonica Array®, the genomic analysis tool for Japanese individuals.

Disease Prediction AI

Disease Prediction AI

This technology predicts the risk of developing lifestyle diseases five years from now, based on the data of a single medical check-up.
You can see how the predictions are made based on the medical check-up data registered for the avatars of eight individuals.

Heavy-Ion Therapy System

Heavy-Ion Therapy System

This system can pinpoint the target with accurate irradiation from outside the body, according to the shape and depth of the cancerous tissue. A model is on display that demonstrates the features of this superconducting coil-based system, the first of its kind in the world.


Quantum Key Distribution

Future Zone

Future Zone

6Quantum Key Distribution

In preparation for the era of quantum computing, there are increasingly active efforts worldwide to make quantum key distribution available to the public. This is a communication technology that makes wiretapping theoretically impossible.


Simulated Bifurcation Machine

Future Zone

Future Zone

7Simulated Bifurcation Machine

This machine is specifically designed for solving combinatorial optimization problems. By utilizing digital computers that are now in wide use, it can find an optimum solution near instantaneously.


Superconductivity

Science Zone

Science Zone

8Superconductivity*

A demonstration explains the superconductivity technology used in superconducting maglev trains and heavy-ion therapy systems.

* Please inform an attendant if you would like a demonstration. Demonstrations may be delayed if the museum is crowded.

* If a particular area is crowded, try other areas that are less crowded.

 

Historical Technology Tour

Historical Technology Tour
  • Reception (Rent an audio guide system)
  • History Zone (Room of the Founders/Firsts of Their Kinds)
  • Archive Search
Reception (Rent an audio guide system)

Information Desk

Information Desk

1Reception (Rent an audio guide system)

A free Audio Guide is available that you can use in the History Zone. You can hear the explanations about the exhibits at your own pace.


History Zone

History Zone

2Room of the Founders

This area exhibits the articles related to the two founders of Toshiba.

Cha-hakobi Ningyo (Tea cup carrying Dolls)

"Cha-hakobi Ningyo" (Tea cup carrying Dolls)*

These are mechanical dolls that were popular in the Edo period. Put a cup on the tray, and the doll will start to walk and carry the cup. There are other special tricks.

* Please inform an attendant if you would like a demonstration. Demonstrations may be delayed if the museum is crowded.

Mannen Dokei (Perpetual Clock)

"Mannen Dokei" (Perpetual Clock)

This is a replica of the "Mannen Dokei," an important cultural property.
It is the only working model of Man-nen Dokei.

Ichisuke's Letter to Edison

Ichisuke's Letter to Edison

This is a draft of the letter that Ichisuke Fujioka sent to Edison after his visit to Edison Electric Light Company. In the letter, Ichisuke asked Edison to send incandescent light bulbs and telephones to Japan in order to introduce them to Japan's leaders.

Incandescent light bulbs in the Early Meiji Period

Incandescent light bulbs in the Early Meiji Period

In 1890, incandescent light bulbs were made for the first time in Japan. The light bulbs on display are those manufactured in the early Meiji period.

Bamboo and Tungsten Filament Lamps (Replicas)

Bamboo and Tungsten Filament Lamps (Replicas)

The lamp on the left uses a bamboo filament, and the one on the right uses a tungsten filament. Visit our museum to see how these lamps differ in brightness.


History Zone

History Zone

3Firsts of Their Kinds*

This area exhibits the products that Toshiba made for the first time in Japan or in the world during all the years from its foundation to today. (Some of the exhibits use replicas or panels.) Some of the products on display are still working.

* Please inform an attendant if you would like a demonstration. Demonstrations may be delayed if the museum is crowded.

About the Founders

About the Founders

You can watch videos showing the lives of three founders - Hisashige Tanaka, Ichisuke Fujioka, and Kisaburo Yamaguchi who established Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd.

Archive Search

Archive Search*

You can view the company history and product catalogs freely. (* Please refrain from taking photographs.)

*1  Some demonstrations and hands-on exhibits are available only at specific times on Saturday.

*2  Please inform an attendant if you would like a demonstration.
Demonstrations may be delayed if the museum is crowded.

* If a particular area is crowded, try other areas that are less crowded.

 

Recommended app for all of tours

iTSM

iTSM

iTSM

The exhibits that support iTSM
have this mark.

iTSM
iTSM

Take a photograph of the exhibit with your smartphone camera, and you will be able to access a detailed explanation or AR video.

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