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- Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
We cannot live without plants. Plants make oxygen, serve as food, and provide us with materials for clothes and housing. Tropical plants, beginning with the rice we eat every day, very much sustain our lives.
The Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome was created to cover this broad theme of “the relationship between tropical plants and our lives.”
Enjoy the exotic scenery created by the wide variety of tropical plants in the large greenhouse. Learn about the plants and the tropics in the Movie Theater, Information Gallery, and Exhibition Hall. Take a full tour of the museum and learn about the relationship between tropical plants and human life without even realizing it.
Guided tours are offered on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and during long vacations. Enjoy a fun tour while learning in detail about the plants in the greenhouse.
A Dome (Woody Ferns at Water’s Edge)
Enter the large greenhouse to see a tropical waterside scene.
The pond is covered with giant water lilies, and woody ferns grow thickly at the periphery.
A waterfall can be heard flowing nearby.
- Hibiscus schizopetalus
B Dome (Tropical Village)
A tropical house stands in a grove of royal palms and Alexandra palms.
The roof is made of leaves from the nipa palm, making the house well-ventilated.
Surrounding the house are plants with beautiful flowers and edible fruits like bananas, mangos, and cacao.
- Archontophoenix alexandrae
- Etlingera elatior
- Strongylodon macrobotrys
C Dome (Plants of Ogasawara and the Traveler’s Tree)
This dome houses plants from Ogasawara, a subtropical zone in Tokyo.
The plants here are precious species that can only be found in Ogasawara, like screw pines,
the pacific beauty palm, and the Melastoma tetramerum flower.
The big leaves of the traveler’s tree from Madagascar bring this corner to a fine finish.
- Melastoma tetranerum
- Ravenala madagascariensis
- Strelitzia nicolai
Human life relies on plants. This hall showcases the relationship between plants and human life in an easy-to-understand way using a variety of themes.
Every time the theme of the exhibition changes, a new world of plants is revealed.
Two 15-minute CinemaScope movies showcase natural tropical environments and the lives of people who live there. Serving as guides are Konoha and Konomi, the mascots of the Greenhouse Dome.
- Air Walk
- Squall Experience
The Natural Environments of Tropical Plants
The large greenhouse is modeled on a tropical rainforest,which has high temperatures and lots of rain throughout the year. In the rainforest, plants evolved within a richenvironment suitable for plant growth, and animals living there divided into a wide variety of species. Vines creep up trees, group of orchids and fernery grow on branches, and various kinds of insects settle in to live. The fact that all kinds of creatures live here together is a defining characteristic of the tropical rainforest. There are three vast tropical rainforests in the world: in Southeast Asia, in the Amazon Basin, and in the Congo Basin in Africa. Most of the tropical plants that we use in our lives come from these areas.
Dream Room: Yume no heya
In the Dream Room (yume no heya), which first opened in 2008, visitors can play with Kapla blocks. These wooden blocks are educational toys originally from France, and they can be used to make boats, castles, and many other creations. Kapla blocks tap into the imaginations of both kids and adults as children learn and grow in this dreamfilled room. Come and play!
|Open||9:30 am - 5:00 pm (No admission after 4:00pm)|
|Closed||Every Monday. (Closed on the following day instead,
if Monday falls ona national holiday or Tokyo Citizens Day.)
Year-end holidays: Dec. 29 - Jan. 3
|Admission fees||Individuals – Standard: \250 Seniors (aged 65 or over): \120 Junior high schoolstudents: \100
Groups – Standard: \200 Seniors (aged 65 or over): \90 Junior high school students: \80
Annual passport – Standard: \1000 Seniors (aged 65 or over): \480
● Free admission for children (elementary school students and younger).
● Free admission for junior high students who live in Tokyo or attend school in Tokyo.
● Group rates apply to groups of 20 or more paying customers.
10 minutes from the Shin-Kiba Interchange on the Shuto Expressway’s Bayshore Route.
Disembark at Shin-Kiba Station on the JR Keiyo Line, Tokyo Metro Subway Yurakucho Line, or Rinkai Line.
Yumenoshima is a 15-minute walk from the station.
To go by bus, first go to Toyocho Station on the Tokyo Metro Subway Tozai Line.
At that station, take the Toei Bus bound for Shin-Kiba. Disembark the bus at the Yumenoshima stop. Yumenoshima is a 7-minute walk from there.