Located in the near vicinity of the Narita Airport, the Museum of Aeronautical Sciences is Japan's first museum of air science. The museum showcases Japan's fascinating aviation history in the form of exhibits including life-size models of airplanes and various parts and components of modern aircrafts. Several exhibits such as propeller plane models and helicopters are also located outdoors in an open environment. The third and fifth floors of the museum feature observation decks where visitors are offered a stunning panoramic view of the activities taking place at Narita Airport as well as the city in the distance. A snack bar on the fifth floor offers a few window seats that provide visitors a delightful spot to sit back and watch airplanes at the Narita Airport take off to the air majestically.
Entrance tickets at the Museum of Aeronautical Sciences cost around ¥500.
Open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily (except on Mondays)
Around 1 – 2 hours
Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults, Children
DC-8 flight simulator in Playroom 2, Boeing 747 and the two observation decks
Prayer room facilities at the Museum of Aeronautical Sciences are unavailable but it is possible to enquire the locals for a private area that can be used during prayer times. Visitors may also choose to go to the Masjid Gyotok in the Ichikawa City, which is the nearest mosque.
Finding halal food close to the Museum of Aeronautical Sciences as well as Narita will not be easy; since there are no known halal restaurants in the area. Opting for vegetarian cuisine is recommended; however it is always advisable to ask the restaurant owners about the preparation of dishes first, as vegetarian food at times might contain amounts of animal fat and other non-halal substances.